Sunday, January 19, 2014
Bringing Down the House....
Actually I did have to take it apart to see if what I wanted to do would work...
As it was, the top floor was very narrow and very short. Nobody could stand up in it and the floor was even with the bottom of the windows.
Who wants to stoop over or squat down to look out the window?
Not me and certainly not Daisy! She may be quirky, but she still has dignity.
Bringing down the floor.
The bottom floor was ridiculously high. My guess is that they thought it would make the house look more Victorian.
Have you noticed the warped ground floor yet? Yup. That is one of the standard things that people have against these kits.
It can be easily fixed. We will get to that later.
Right now we are still talking second floor.
I took a piece of cheapo foamcore from the dollar store and did a lot of measuring. Then I cut a floor approximately the size and shape that it should be. I cut off the flap that was holding the left side of the floor up to the height of the windowsills...
Then I slid in the foamcore floor and took a look.
The first floor was still quite high.
I decided to try it about an inch lower. That works for me. Now people will be able to walk around on the second floor without bumping their heads if they stay in the center.
I will cut the front half of the center supporting wall to make it one big room on top to start. If I decide to make a bathroom out of part of it, I can still do it.
All of the final pieces will be made of the same thing as the kit. Luan mahogany plywood.
So far, we have a kitchen on the left and a living area on the right, on the bottom floor.
The top will probably be sleeping and a bathroom.
One thing that I am for sure going to get rid of is the gobbledygook that holds the corners of the roof together. It makes the house look like something that an evil witch would use to lure children into her oven....
No gingerbread allowed!
See you tomorrow.