Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Piece By Piece...
Here are the pieces that I cut out yesterday.
See the pieces that are slashed at about 1/2" intervals? They are only cut about half way through. That is how you get it to bend.
I worked that out when I started making padded furniture with curves. I am sure that a lot of people use it that way. I just don't know any of them.
As you can see from the second photo, the slits in the curves don't show. Those are on the inside.
Until they are dry, I hold them together with quilter's pins. The ones with the ball heads are so much easier to use than plain pins...Much easier to get out, even through the glue.
I don't have the bottom floor attached to the pit yet. That will come later.
Here you can see that the top of the conversation pit is level with the top edge of the window frame. The cushion will be a bit above to make it look like it belongs there. There is a very light pencil line behind Tessie where the cushions will begin. They will end at the point of the teardrop shape in another curve.
I still have to cut and fit the stairs and the fireplace. That's the hard part.
Tessie did something to keep the door from closing. I had to jam a ruler under the edge, so that you could see it closed...
Somehow, I don't think she trusts me, after the other day when I locked her in. She learned her lesson, but now I have to fix the latch. Bad Tessie!
Today is the Wednesday Witches' meeting, so I probably won't get a lot done, but I'm going to try. Back to work.
See you tomorrow.