|Project by robscastle||posted 11-28-2012 05:57 AM||1419 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
A Dolls House for my Grandaughter
Concrete base HDF
Floor section Plywood
Roof Sections Ply and MDF with natural timber for the trims and gutters
Downpipes and Red carry handles are plastic handles boiled up and reshaped
Stairs HDF and natural timber
Wirlybirds/handles, again plastic
Butt jointed Titebond III and Brad Nails
Floors stained and sealed with a one coat product
Walls and roof sections all sealed with sanding sealer
Bathrooms Oil based white gloss
Everything else Acrilic High Gloss.
Hours to complete:
Too many but I worked part time for over 1 month, the main reason was assembies were produced then left to allow the glue to dry.
Much the same for the paint work, do a section/colour then wait for it to dry.
Cutting of materials, The table saw
Windows, Templates made then used the router/spindle Shaper to remove the waste and do the rounding
Back deck roof, cut on the table saw then rebated on the shaper
The deck Merbau or Tallowood recycled from cutoffs.
Lots of them, some cosmetic and some “not as the As Built Design” however they were causing more damage to fix so they stayed
Managed to nail my finger with my air stapler.
Spent too much money!
For example there is over $200.00 in paint products, brushs glue tape alone.
Overall a very challenging task, it seems the smaller you make things from the “normal” the cost is inversly proportional.
Would I do it again?
For the family, I would recommend visiting Ana White and use a ready made product
For business or profit yes but I would advise the customer of an approximate cost up front.
To my son and Grandaughter pricless as its a scale replica of their home
If I was to sell it for a profit I estimate $800 – $900 without a doubt, and thats with all the bugs all out.
I have a couple of hidden cookies included within the house see if you can spot them!
-- Regards Robert