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Saturday, November 3

The Greenleaf Village Day 2

The Tudor House

This building is actually the quarter scale replica of The Sugarplum Cottage Dollhouse. I separated all of the parts to this building. I found the colors I want it to be, sanded and cut out the notch with the Easy Cutter on the bottom corner of the back wall just like I did with The Carriage House.

I assembled the basic structure of the building. I started with the side wall and back wall assembly. Then I slid in the floor and assembled the other side wall and front wall. I clamped everything and put the assembly aside to dry. There was no difference in these steps from The Carriage House. So far everything is pretty much done the same way.

While the assembly is drying, I’m going to begin painting the trim. After I finished the trim painting, I assembled the roof. I measured where the two side walls would touch and marked three space between them to glue the roof supports. I left that assembly to dry.

I then released all of the clamps and painted the building. This building will not need spackle around the tabs and edges because the half timber trim will cover them. I painted the inside edges of the windows the same color as the walls because I want the the half timber trim to contrast against them. I sanded the dollhouse after it was dry and applied the second coat of paint.

When you get ready to put up the half timber trim, keep in mind the small opening that’s in the back wall for the light bulb. You have to make sure it remains open and the trim does not seal it. Cut off whatever part of the trim that might cover it.

I glued the windows to the inside. Notice there is one particular window with curved top edges, that’s the one that goes on the top window of the side wall gable.

In order to put the front gable roof that’s over the door, you will have to dry fit your roof assembly and then measure out the gables over the door until they are the right fit. Then glue them on the roof. Make sure you don’t get glue on the dollhouse or your roof will be glued onto it. Gaps are unavoidable even when you fit everything the best you can but they won't be visible once you paint the underside of the roof.

I painted the underside of the entire roof and let it dry. I also painted the underside of the little house. I found this ½ scale doorknob and decided to see if the scale would work for this dollhouse, and it did, so I glued it on the door.

I shingled the roof. This little house has a chimney. It's not marked on the schematics but it is on the cardboard trim sheet, located right under the tudor door window trim. Glue it together to make a box shape. I wanted a special look for this chimney so I printed out a stone print from the computer and glued it along the outside and the inside of the chimney. I used a glue stick to glue it on.

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