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Sunday, September 21

The Lily Dollhouse Day 07

Applying the siding to the wall is very easy. This dollhouse only has two walls to side and they are pretty much square.

The instructions of the dollhouse give a suggested measurement to how far apart your lap width should be but I just get one siding piece, cut it in half and use that as my guideline measuring tool. You want to start at the bottom and then overlap each siding piece to the one under it using the guidelines.

You have to use a good glue to apply the siding because some trim will be over it and you don’t want them to come off in the future. I suggest Aileen’s Quick Grab Tacky Glue in the purple bottle. When you use water based glues on your siding, it will warp but as it dries, it will lay flat again. Clamp it down if it's coming up from the walls to much.

After it's completely dry, and you’ll know when that is because it will be laying flat to the wall, you can paint it. I had to take a little more time to paint it around the windows but it came out perfect. Cutting the siding around squares is pretty easy to do.

Make sure that you cut out any slots that are on the wall with a box cutter because you will need them to install components.

You don’t have to go all the way to the edge on corners or the openings of doors because trim will go around those areas and hide any uneven siding ends.

I installed the interior staircase railing for the first floor. The instructions didn’t make it easy to figure out how they go but hopefully my photos will give you a clearer idea.

Label these parts carefully with a pencil because they all look similar and its very easy to confuse them with the second and third floor railings. Dry fit as much as possible before committing to gluing anything on.

I assembled the front doors.

I stained and glued on the interior trim to both front doors and kitchen door.



















2 comments:

caitlin said...

At this point I can really see it evolving into the house you want it to be. But all those corners and angles...phew! The glue company must love you.

Gina said...

I should buy stock in the glue company. :)

 

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