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Este blog está dedicado a la creación de miniaturas 1:12. En él descubriréis tutoriales, técnicas, enlaces a grandes miniaturistas, decoradores y artistas. Pero sobre todo,encontraréis mucha ilusión en cada proyecto y ganas de ayudar.

Muchas gracias por vuestra atención, vuestros comentarios y vuestra amistad.

DIY- Cuna en miniatura- Miniature cot

I have seen several ways to imitate the wrought iron furniture, and the way that convinces me most is by welding galvanized wire. However, you can also follow this tutorial without soldering, you'd just join the wires with other wires.

Anyway , in this post I am going to explain how I did a miniature wrought iron cot. If you are interested in welding wire, please, visit this link where I describe in detail the welding elements and process. 
In my opinion, welded wire is a good solution to obtain really firm, resistant and durable furniture. 

In the picture, you can see some of the exaples that I found on the Internet and their subsequent adaptation to the 1/12 scale.

I used a thick wire number 5. Perhaps it is a bit thick, but the result is extremely robust. If you work with this thickness you will need good tools and strong hands.

Once achieved the desired shape, sand the wires with metal sandpaper where the solder points will be. Them, fix the parts together on a board with masking tape.
Heat up the wires with the welder tip during around seven or eight seconds, put the flux on the hot wires and quickly touch them with the tin solders and touch the tin with the tip. 

Tin is placed where we put the flux by capillarity. Retire the tin first and then the welder tip. Let it get colder and do not blow over the solder point. 

Repeat the process to make the footboard and the backside. If the weldings are very bulky, you can sand it with a sanding machine, but remember to use safety glasses.

Make a matress base whiz wood, and make four holes. You can put the headboard, the footboard and the backside together with more weldings, or by rolling a thin wire.

I have decorated with flowers made with watercolor paper and painted the cot with matte white spray paint. I have painted some chippings here and there with a permanent marker , and them I have added some rust stains. 

Finally, I have followed this tutorial of Kris Compas to make the mattress.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Thank you for your attention.

5 comentarios:

  1. Jelou Mara, no sabes el agrado en dar con tu blog, estoy trabajando con la soldadura y debo admitir que me ha frustrado un poco ya que no logro dar las formas y contornos redondeados, ademas de trabajar con el mismo grosor de alambre , como te guiaste tu?

    Agradecería Millón tu experiencia C:
    Saludos y mas que un gusto!

  2. Thank you!! Great tutorial!! My next buy: a welding tool!!!

  3. I love the tutorial, And the bed you made, I would like to try it myself for a long time but had some bad experiences in the past. Seeing this tutorial, I think I will try it one more time! Thank you very much.
    Miniature greetings

  4. I love this tutorial. I went out and purchased a welding tool a few days ago. I have a few more items to wrap up and it's on to the iron bed. Thank you for sharing. I love your work


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