Smaller Than Life is a small business owned and operated by Pete and Pam Boorum.  We have his-and-hers workshops in the basement of our home.  It’s a very short commute, the hours are whatever we want them to be, and we have the privilege of being a part of the “greater” miniature world.  We teach classes and sell our products at major shows, and shows close to home, where we are able to meet others who share our fascination with miniatures.


We are both IGMA Artisans and longtime members of N.A.M.E.  We started making and selling in 1981, and haven’t stopped since!  All of our work is in 1/12th scale, because this gives us the best opportunity to replicate the subtle details.  We typically choose pieces in Early American, Country, and Shaker furniture and accessories.  We hope that you will enjoy viewing some of the pieces that we have enjoyed making.


When we began teaching classes, we also found that we enjoyed sharing our love of woodworking with others.  This led us to offer hand and power tools that will appeal to miniaturists.  Pete began making special tweezers for setting pins in miniature hinges, and gluing jigs soon followed, as well as accessories for the table saws that we distribute.


All of the miniatures, tools and jigs on this site are available for sale.  Occasionally, some items will be out of stock, and often tools and equipment need to be special-ordered for a customer.  We ship via U.S. Postal Service for miniatures and the smaller tools.  Machines are either shipped via UPS or picked up at our shop or at a mutually convenient show.


You will notice that there is no shopping cart.  You are encouraged to e-mail or call us with inquiries and orders.  This allows us to calculate shipping, check to see that any desired items are actually in stock, answer questions, and to have the pleasure to talking with other miniaturists.  Late mornings or evenings are the best times to reach us.  Our telephone number is 603-669-4185. 


Payment may be made through PayPal, personal check, or credit card.  At this time, Smaller Than Life is unable to ship outside the United States and Canada.  International customers are encouraged to arrange for orders to be delivered at one of the shows.


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