Friday, August 23, 2013
Stop Mocking and Let's Get Serious....
I used some of the old foam core that I had. It is just a hair thicker than the new stuff that is around now perfect for the height of the first steps when stacked in twos.
I redrew the lines on the back wall, until I was satisfied that they were going to work. When I erased the lines not in use, I used a LOT of eraser.
By cutting into the stacked piece and fitting the new foam core section into the corners of that section, I get a smooth line.
As you can see, it is actually even with the floor of the upper section...Success!
The fireplace will have a couple more sections on it. Being curved, I am going to have to do that in sections as well.
I have the opening lightly drawn just to see how it will look. I also drew in a tentative log storage space as well.
I still have to do a bit of mocking... The fireplace and log storage have to be mocked. I use the term mocking loosely. A lot of these structures will be kept in the finished room. Everything will be covered with other materials. I have in mind veneers for the sides and bottom of the pit and the treads on the stairs. Lots of spackling paste for the plaster and upholstery for the padded seating...
The Terrible Two + One are doing very well. No bickering today...There is room enough for everyone to have a place to themselves. Maybe that is the solution. A place for everyone in every structure...Although, I have a feeling that as soon as it is finished they will all be trying to get the upper hand...We shall see...
I am still leaning towards Zar as owner. He seems most comfortable here.
See you tomorrow.