Just thought I’d show you what we’ve done on the dollhouse thus far. Last time, it looked like this:
and today, it looks like:
I assure you, the floors aren’t crooked, the angle of the photo is. I am not a good photographer, but I’m better than I was this time last year.
So, we have the Ground Floor and the First Floor, just two more floors to go before we get to the Attic.
The First Floor rooms from left to right are: Study, Library, Music Room, Grand Staircase, Sitting Room, and Ballroom.
This project’s framework is being made out of 1/4 Luann and wood glue. I am not using nails or screws anywhere – yet.
The front of the house will be attached with magnets and small screws(or nails depending on what I can find. The roof of the house is going to be a mansard roof.
At present, the production of interior walls has come to a standstill as my son and I look for a better way to cut the wood. The tools and blades that were suggested to me are hard to use. I don’t own any power tools and can’t afford to buy any so everything is being done by hand. If anyone has any suggestions on what to use to cut the wood without splintering it, please leave a comment below.
I’ve already begun making plans for the decorating of the ground floor. Three of the rooms: both cellars and the mudroom, will have stone floors. I might put stone on the washroom floor as well. I’m not sure if the kitchen will have the stone floor as well or get a wooden one.
This is a French Chateau that is being renovated into Modern – for now – but the Ground Floor is keeping it’s original stone floor for the most part. Let me know what you think : stone or wood in the Kitchen??
I realized, belatedly, I forgot to cut a hole for the door into the mudroom – the Tradesman’s entrance as it were. I may just put up a fake one in the room itself if it ends up being too hard to cut one out.
While I hope to have another floor done by next week, we shall just have to see. The tool and blade is hard to work with but not impossible to use.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!
2 thoughts on “Dollhouse Project: First Floor”
Have you tried first drawing your line to cut, score it with the razor blade and use painters tape along both edges of the cut to keep the lauan from splintering.? Lauan is very brittle and easy to splinter. Using tape to stabilize the edges does help in many applications.
I had not thought to do that actually!! We’ll try that and see if it helps. Thank you for the great suggestion!! 😀