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Why buy it when you can make it! #29: Doll House [Part 2] - Wife says, "This is starting to become a complicated project"

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 12-30-2014 04:04 AM 1638 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: Doll House [Part 1] - My wife asked if I wanted to do any woodworking this past weekend Part 29 of Why buy it when you can make it! series Part 30: Doll House [Part 3] - Half a house from Once Upon An Alphabet »

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.”

-- paxorion



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