Matchstick house

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Project by jSchrock posted 2027 days ago 3354 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not exactly woodworking but i was proud of myself. My wife told me about these little house so i had to give it a shot. Finally we found a website that laid everything out. Somewhere around 200 matchsticks per a house and some time as always that first is the hardest one. no glue just pressure from the match heads. It’s a pain in the neck but good exercise in dexterity.

The first picture is with stove matches and the other to are regular matches.

Here try it out for yourself

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#1 posted 2027 days ago

it was much cooler after i read it was all pressure fitted. looks neat. i bet it’d burn pretty nice too ;)

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#2 posted 2027 days ago

sweet posting

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#3 posted 2027 days ago

Thats cool or should I say hot!!! I bet there’s a no smoking sign inside, right? You say there is no glue used in this?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 2027 days ago


It’s hard to imagine- no glue!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 2027 days ago

no glue!!!! nice.just don’t light them.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 2027 days ago

That’s pretty neat. I think I’m gonna have to try that. Looks like it’ll be really tempting to add a lit match to it after it’s all done, though. Since you’ve been through the process already, how young a child do you think could handle the build? That would be with adult help.

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#7 posted 2026 days ago


I guess a preteen could do it but it depends on the kid and adult. I could get my neices or nephew to stay still long enough. So i made a couple of quick ones for them and yes the house burn well.

No Glue but i did use tweezers to handle the matchsticks.

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#8 posted 2026 days ago

NICE!!! Do you have fire insurance on it?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 2025 days ago

Just don’t drop them near a rough surface!

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#10 posted 2023 days ago

I wonder if it has a fireplace…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 2023 days ago

Are the houses Insured for fire

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#12 posted 1891 days ago

whoa now thats cool err maybe hot

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#13 posted 1891 days ago

amazing something unique good job

-- Custom furniture

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