Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Modular stick built collapsible dollhouse: PART XI


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Exterior woodwork just about done...well on the left wall.
I finished the framing on this wall section.  I added some cross pieces on each side of the 1st floor window (notice the one on the far right is notched for the 2nd floor wire) - this is where the bead board & plaster (mat board) meet. That seam will be covered by the chair rail.  Then I will add a 3/8" x 1/6" piece of strip wood or mat board behind the base board - the base board is a 1/2" or 1/8" higher creating a rabbet for the bead board edge to hide behind.

Note: The wainscoting & mat board are both 1/16" thick so the window trim will fit evenly over both. Same goes for the chair rail.

I did a vignette where the bead board was flush with the window trim - had to do some filling, sanding & added molding to cover the gaps!

...On the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough...

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  1. I must say, I like the whole concept of this kit. I look forward to see how you are going to do the interior.

  2. Thanks Elga!

    Yes, if I must say so myself, its been a pleasure decorating it so far! I don't know what this house will be? So I guess I'm trying to be spontaneous, LOL. Also, I'm trying to use up my neglected stash of minis :)