I have had such a hard time keeping this secret. Yesterday, September 1, was finally the release of my miniature Hoosier Cabinet kit, in celebration of the N.A.M.E. 50th Anniversary! (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts aka miniatures.org) It's the official September souvenir! At the end of the year my 1:48 scale prototype will be displayed in the NAME museum in the NAME Day Memory Box.
I've wanted to share so many times!! I pitched my idea to the committee this spring and have done several rounds of prototypes. I was inspired because of NAME headquarters being in the "Hoosier" state of Indiana. Right now the National Convention is being held in Indianapolis!
Those of you not familiar with Hoosier Cabinets, they're a distinctive style that was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s, one of the first pieces of furniture specifically designed for the kitchen. There's even a Hoosier Cabinet museum in Nappanee, Indiana. The cabinets often featured a pullout workspace and funnel with a built-in sifter. I love this style; and it has been a lot of fun to work on it.
You can buy your NAME 50th Anniversary Hoosier Cabinet kit here at MiniEtchers.com . I'm offering it in 1:48, 1:24, and 1:12 scales. All scales feature the pull-out workspace and metallic funnel. The larger scales have opening doors/drawers.
The 1:48 and 1:24 kits are cut from high quality hardwood maple. The 1:12 kits are from 1/8" lite ply poplar to give them more strength and stability. All my kits come with written instructions but I'm also in the process of creating video instructions for you too. Being an official create.miniature.org kit, I will be hosting a live Zoom build session on September 18 so be sure to order your kits in time!
Congratulations to NAME and thank you to all the volunteers involved in the 50th anniversary celebration!