In late 70's, the Mendocino
Woodworkers Association was producing two Fine Woodworking shows
a year. I always made a new piece for these shows. For the Spring
1979 show, I built a 1" scale model of a small house that
my friend David Willoughby rented in San Diego, California. He
had drawn up plans some time before, and I reproduced it, with
upgraded finishes. The model has hardwood floors, brick hearth,
and redwood doors and windows. The exterior has redwood siding
and roof shingles.
This piece did not sell in the show,
but generated lots of interest. Afterwards, I took it around
to the various dollhouse shops in the San Francisco area, and
discovered the whole world of 1" scale dollhouses.
I never did sell this house, and finally
donated it to a raffle fundraiser for a local charity.