Realife Miniature Furniture Kit # 197 Heritage Series Bathroom DIY Dollhouse Furniture by Scientific Models
All parts to make four items: Bathtub, Sink, Toilet, and Towel Rack. Also includes two printed rugs and set of towels. Brass hardware and metal faucets.
NOTE: Stain and glue are expired.
- Precut and numbered Basswood parts
- Printed fabric rugs
- Solid brass hardware
- Step-by-Step Instructions
In the mid-1970s, Scientific Models, Inc. (now operating as MicroMark) began offering 12th scale basswood furniture kits aimed at the growing dollhouse miniatures market. They eventually offered dozens of kits of mostly die-cut parts aim at the child and craft markets. The company already had a foothold in the hobby market where they offered ship models and other wood crafts. They were quickly picked up as a staple brand in the miniatures market and sold tens of thousands of their single item and room kits in the retail market. Colonial, Early American and Modern styles were available through the early 1990s. The kits were made in the USA and the fit and finish was middling.
Early kits do not include a parts diagram, so it is not easy to identify whether all parts are present. Most parts are easy to recreate using basswood stock from Hobby Lobby or other hobby shops that carry wood models. These models are 35-45 years old and I cannot guarantee all parts are still in usable condition.