The Dolls House Emporium Discussion Forum

Go Back   The Dolls House Emporium Discussion Forum > Dolls House Emporium > Building Dolls Houses

Building Dolls Houses Discuss your tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to building Dolls' Houses.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 10:14 AM
Reg Reg is offline
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 205
Default Elsa's Cottage

Hi everyone. I thought I would start a new thread to document the building of my latest project, Elsa's Cottage. This is a house for another granddaughter (you may have seen the photos of Sophies Cottage in my album). I haven't done much work on dollhouses for some time due to various reasons so hopefully I am not too rusty.

To begin with, I have uploaded two photos of the bespoke staircase I am working on to go from the ground to first floor. The photos are not as good as I would have liked but they do give an idea of what the stairs will look like. They require some finishing sanding before being varnished with a medium oak colour. Skirting boards and other woodwork will also be finished as medium oak.





It is my intention to fit a downstairs loo at the back of the room, partly under the stairs. I now have some ideas (with a lot of help from some good forum members) so watch this space!

As always, thoughts, ideas and (especially) encouragement are welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 10:35 AM
joseph
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

As always Reg, your woodworking skills shine through. A lovely piece of Craftsmanship . . . . . Very Impressive, Well Done !

Last edited by joseph; 18-01-2015 at 11:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 11:14 AM
mrs moffat's Avatar
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Scotland
Posts: 437
Default

I'm in awe of all you wonderful folk that really build a dolls house. This is going to be great to watch you do it from the start, I hope you include lots of pics
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 11:39 AM
sued's Avatar
Chatter Box Chaser Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Posts: 789
Default

Looking forward to your progress Reg. Stairs look very good.

Sue
__________________
"Look after the Earth, it might be the only planet with chocolate!"
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Reg Reg is offline
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 205
Default

Thank you Joe, Sue and Jeanette for your replies and kind words. I am rather please with the stairs (so far) and hope that I can get my old brain working to work out the rest of the design! I think this is my problem as I get an idea and work it all out as I go along but it usually turns out ok! I will keep you all posted with plenty of photos as I progress.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 05:42 PM
Honoured Chatter Box Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,633
Default

Beautiful staircase Reg, I too tend to work things out as I go along, but mostly have to have numerous trys before it comes right.
Shelagh
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 18-01-2015, 06:36 PM
missupsanddowns's Avatar
Chatter Box Chaser Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Wales UK
Posts: 992
Default

Fabulous skills on the staircase Reg! Looking forward to following your project.
__________________
"See it, Like it, Buy it" ~ My mum
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 19-01-2015, 12:04 AM
Rebmicallef's Avatar
Exalted Chatter Box Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marsaskala Malta
Posts: 13,469
Default

The stair case looks fabulous Reg. Will be following your progress with great interest. I am sure at the end it will look great.
__________________
Rebecca
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 19-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Reg Reg is offline
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shelagh View Post
Beautiful staircase Reg, I too tend to work things out as I go along, but mostly have to have numerous trys before it comes right.
Shelagh
Snap! It can be somewhat frustrating sometimes but it usually works out ok in the end!

Thanks too to Missupsanddowns and Rebecca for your replies. I must admit that I like the challenge of building staircases that are not straight runs. This one is adapted from a standard staircase but they can be made from scratch with a little (or lot!) of careful thought.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 19-01-2015, 04:15 PM
kath's Avatar
Esteemed Chatter Box Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Beautiful York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,913
Default

You've made a great job of the staircase Reg. So glad you've started a new thread to follow your progress with this build.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 20019- The Dolls House Emporium
Tel: 01332 912 989   Email: info@dollshouse.com   Fax: 01773 513 772
The Dolls House Emporium    High Holborn Road   Ripley   Derbyshire   DE5 3YD   England
The Dolls House Emporium ® is a registered trademark of MyHobbyStore Retail Ltd.   Registered in England 07882931   VAT Registration: 150714045
Copyright © The Dolls House Emporium

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0