Club project - shop box

Club project - shop box

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Boxfile project

It's the middle of the holidays and I have been busy with miniatures! It's just not for the dollshouse (that might also give you an idea of why it is taking so long to fill my dollshouse).

Thankfully I'm not the only one of the club that couldn't deal with only 7cm depth and we've both added an extension in the form of another boxfile. The closed part is for the transformer and for storing items for transporting the box, accessible from the back.  It also makes it a lot more stable and it now doesn't require a base plate. 

 2 old box files with plastic and metal parts removed
The lids were taken off, the bottom of the front box is cut out to the middle and then just enough further to the right to form the angled wall by bending it backwards after scoring it on the back, the boxes were then taped together (no ideas yet for the outside of the box...)
Left and back removable walls to allow for wiring

Walls, floor and ceilings in place 

The inside of the shopfront
Current plan is to make it into a furniture/antiques shop. It's a bit too new to fit the bill just yet, but the idea is taking shape. The door and window were bought 'in bulk' for the members of our club. It should be just about big enough to fit the Dutch cupboard, a revolving bookcase, a smaller walnut cupboard I'm still working on, a chair, a tilt top table and if I have enough time a stand for etchings and drawings to browse through. Most of the furniture I've already made for my own dollshouse but the challenge for me is dressing it so that it looks like a proper shop, not a random collection of furniture...

It will also have about 5 or 6 lights (including 2 candle sticks) and LED lights as down lighters in the window. Easier to hide in/on something as thin and flat as the top of a box file!

Lots of work still to do and I'm loving it!


  1. Goed idee, Idske, ik ben ook niet zo van die 7 cm diepte, krijg je inderdaad zo'n "meubeluitstalling", zoals jij ook vindt! Leuk dat je er zoveel lichtpunten in verwerkt, dat geeft inderdaad diepte. Zal me benieuwen hoe het er uiteindelijk uit gaat zien. Succes ermee :D!
    Groetjes, Ilona

  2. I look forward to the finished shop, what a good idea, you can squeeze a lot of furniture into an antique shop.


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