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Project by DonB posted 02-24-2016 12:30 PM 518 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Half inch base with a rabbit on 3 sides to receive the front, and sides of the house. Made a frame on which 1/8 plywood was attached for the walls rather than heavier walls minus frame. This house gets mailed and weight was a prominent consideration. Paint was very thinned acrylic paint used in an airbrush. Thinned paint allowed wood grain to show through. Nice finish resulted. Chimney was plaster of paris with individually placed stones. The five windows, door and shingles were purchased at HL. A picture of a roaring fire was downloaded from the internet and placed in the plastic fireplace opening for affect thanks to a previous entry on LJ. Overall size was 24×24x24. Shingles were mounted before roof was mounted on the house. That way the application of shingles was flat on the work table. 3” room dividers were added for separation but small enough that little hands can rearrange furniture in each room since even at a young age furniture placement is never a one-time thing is it. Camera angle/lighting makes some pieces appear not squared or dark patches.

-- DonB





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 12:49 PM

Beautiful house, beautiful details. The chimney on the backs side is awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 01:12 PM

Thank you majuvia.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 03:40 PM

This turned out so nicely and the kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 07:41 PM

Youngens and oldens will luv this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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