There are many different scales in dollhouse furniture it is a wonder how we can keep it all straight. This article talks about some of the different scales of dollhouse furniture and how you can know what size is right for you.
Is Inch Scale the right size for my dollhouse?
Dollhouse scales are a way for you to know that the furniture you are buying will fit your dollhouse. On this website, all furniture items are on a 1 inch scale unless the title of the item says otherwise. The most popular scale for both furniture and dollhouses is the 1 inch scale.
The most frequently used scale for dollhouses and dollhouse furniture is the 1 inch (1:12) scale. Each inch of dollhouse furniture represents a foot of real furniture. For example, a dollhouse tub 5 inches long is built to represent a 5 foot real tub. In other scales, such as half inch and quarter inch, less than an inch represents a foot of real furniture.
For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 4 inches tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser. There are other scales, but they are less popular and common
Dollhouse Scales: Quarter Inch
Dollhouse scales tell you that the you are buying the right sized furniture for your dollhouse. On this website, all furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see inch or inch in the title of the item.
This item is built on a quarter inch, or 1:48 inch, scale. This means that an inch of dollhouse furniture represents 4 feet of dollhouse furniture. For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 1 inch tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser. In other scales, such as 1 inch and half inch, different sizes would represent that same dresser. If you do not know the scale of furniture you need for your dollhouse, use a ruler to determine the floor-to-ceiling height on the bottom floor of your dollhouse. A good way to determine which scale to use for your dollhouse is to measure the floor-to-ceiling height of your dollhouse.
If it uses a half inch scale, the height will be from 4 to 6 inches; quarter inch scale dollhouses have heights of 2-3 inches.
Is Half Inch the right size for my dollhouse?
To make sure you are getting the right sized item, check the scale of the furniture. All furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see inch or inch in the title of the item.
This item is built on a half inch, or 1:24 inch, scale. This means that half an inch of dollhouse furniture represents a foot of dollhouse furniture. So, a 3 inch dollhouse sofa represents a 6 foot real sofa. Other scales include the one inch (1:12) and quarter inch (1:48) scales.
If you are not sure which scale your dollhouse corresponds to, simply measure the height from floor to ceiling on the 1st floor of your dollhouse. If it is between 8-12 inches, it is most likely a 1 inch scale. Heights between 4-6 inches indicate a half inch scale; heights between 2-3 inches indicate a quarter inch scale.