I did not take photos of the assembly process for the stair railing because… it was driving me crazy. It basically involved lots of fussing with tiny pieces wood at an angle while I swore a lot in German at the stairs.
But I figured it out. I glued the spindles to the railing and the railing to the posts, the posts to the floor. I did not glue the spindles to the stairs – it is unnecessary in this application and the glue too delicate to look good without getting goopy.
In the background you can clearly see another house I built.. this is its new neighbour. :) I am building a significantly smaller house this time.
And I glued the two interior walls in. Checked them repeatedly for square and then just left them alone. No really handy way to tape them/clamp them but they were pretty snug in there, because I did everything right when I set up the walls on the outside! :)
Starting to look like a house! Amazing what a difference a few walls can make. I was worried it might seem a bit crowded on the second storey, but it feels very comfortable. I’m happy I split the walls up like this.
Last step for the night – gluing in the doors. One of the doors lost a pin in it before I stained it, so I had to re-make the pin before gluing the door frame in. Rummaged around a little bit and found a piece of copper wire just the right size, cut a bit to fit and stuck it through the frame and door. It is “floating” – I didn’t glue the wire in anywhere and the frames are only glued in on the top three sides.
Took some of the tape off this morning to just see what it was looking like. Really looks like something now! :)
The bathtub, btw, is just sitting in there for scale – I wanted to make sure a bathtub could comfortably bit.
I am not sure what the next step will be….... I need to put wallpaper on the attic walls. And then I need to assemble all of the windows. The interior frames will be stained, the exterior will be painted. And I need to put “glass” in the tiny windows above the front door. (The front door is just sitting there, it is not glued in yet)
Need to make a kitchen layout design…. it is going against the green wall downstairs. Not quite sure about it yet, but I think it will involve a mix of dark wood and light wood.