Dorsett Publications, LLC.
Building miniatures since 1961; publishing quality miniature plan,
pattern, and technique books since 1963.
Publications is, by miniatures standards, an old company. Started by
Jim and Helen Dorsett in 1961, Dorsett Miniatures specialized in Victorian
models for doll collectors, and published their first book in 1963,
The Cabinetmaker's Guide to Dollhouse Furniture. In 1976, when
they began publishing The Scale Cabinetmaker, they renamed the
company to Dorsett Publications. In 1996, after 20 years of publishing
TSC, Jim retired, although he continued to produce new books
and started working on the re-release of TSC on cd-rom. In 2006,
the company was reincorporated as Dorsett Publications, LLC. Fifty years
later, we are still a family-owned company.
pride ourselves in releasing quality miniature plans, patterns, and
technique publications. In an essay "Why
Scale?", published in the first issue of TSC, Jim defined
the mission for both The Scale Cabinetmaker and Dorsett Publications.
He often said that he and Helen started the journal as an answer to
the age old assumption that "men don't play with dollhouses and
women don't use tools."
its founding, we have published materials on everything from building
Victorian furniture to building power supplies to caning. We invite
you to spend some time exploring the website, download a sample project,
read the essays on scale modelling, and, if you are new to miniatures,
pick up an x-acto knife and join the fun.
Meghan Dorsett, Publisher