Ronald Remsberg builds complicated structures from simple materials. In fact, Mr. Remsberg has built several scale models from nothing but matchsticks. A former Convair aeronautical engineer and builder of free-flight model aircraft, Ron used thousands of these sticks and Elmer’s glue to assemble models of some of the world’s most famous landmarks and structures. Ron has built about a dozen such models since starting in 1998. Though he has slowed down a little, the structures remain very square and precise. Ron noted that building the projects is a great tension reliever. This 14″-long model of a Victorian home features a full-width porch in the front and a sunroom in the back. The matchstick model won a blue ribbon at the San Diego County Fair in 2014.

This miniature Victorian home was built entirely from matchsticks.

Exhibit added: August 20, 2012 - Last modified: June 2, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship