Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Up Against a Brick Wall....
Believe it or not. What Tessie is holding in her hand is the whole wiring system for the Crooked Cottage! It is one wire and only leads to the attic. I will have to attach an exterior transformer
I cut a splice in right behind the second floor chimney so that I will be able to put a fire in that fireplace if Nellie wants one.
The white thing to the left is the chimney. There is a channel down the center back as a place for the wire. Thank goodness, it is large enough to run several wires.
I have seldom seen a Tudor chimney that was not bare brick. A lot of them had patterns running through the brickwork. I am tempted to redo the whole thing in brick. I hate to ruin the integrity of the dollhouse, but it just doesn't look right to me. What do you think?
In doing research, I am not finding any ceiling lights in small cottage Tudors. Oops.
I am going to have to run the wire down the back and put a candle or rush light on the table.
The fireplace on this floor is just deep enough to put a small grate in.
I was a good witch. I didn't try testing the wiring whilst Tessie was holding both ends of the wire.
Now to the real problem...The bottom floor has a fireplace that is only about 1/2" deep and there is no hearth at all. Just wood floor.
I am debating cutting a hole in the wall there. That would give me another 1/2". Then I would have one about the same size as the one on the second floor.
I will also have to run some wires through there if we want any kind of candle or rush lights on the ground floor.
Problems. Problems. Problems....What to do? I think that I will work on solving them before rushing headlong into doing the job.
Meanwhile, Joan is having Wednesday Witches mini group at one. We haven't had it for three weeks. I need a Witch Fix.
See you tomorrow.