Got to work assembling the doll house today. With two units to assemble, I couldn’t resist “justifying” my black Friday haul of Jet parallel clamps. Each unit went something like this.
I mentioned to my wife that I opted to use my best clamps first. She replied “of course, you have them”. All in all, 12 parallel clamps for the glue-up. It feels like a cheap existence, clamping up MDF.
Once the carcasses were clamped up, I declared that picking the interior was now the next step. So my wife got to work picking out wallpaper. While I was scrounging up paint.
I think she got as far as cutting out 2 panels before she gave up. Meanwhile, I had pulled out every sample pot of paint we have in the house. We have a lot.
We ended the night with a debrief of my next steps for the project, to include sanding the exterior, finishing the paint job, attaching the back and wallpaper. She looked at me glossy-eyed and we had the following conversation:
- Wife – “This is starting to become a complicated project.”
- Me – “It always was a complicated project.”