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Old 06-04-2015, 05:53 PM
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I'm planning to have a go at making my own Tudor fire place...the big inglenook type. Has anyone made one of these before? If so, does anyone have any tips or tricks for the structure....sort of stuck at th first hurdle!!!

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Old 06-04-2015, 06:05 PM
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Have you tried printerest? Haven't tried my hand at tudor yet.
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Hello. Yes I have a big collection of pictures but can't find any basic ideas for the structure. Am currently thinking balsa wood!
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:22 PM
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Yes I think you would be able to work with balsa and you can use some bricking like from Richards Stacy's Range like the Version Slips to cover it.

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Hi Lorraine, I am currently planning to make one for my Tudor house. I found some step by steps on You Tube. Romney Miniatures and Sussex Crafts both make lovely accessories too.
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I am currently building the Stratford Bakery and although it is a Tudor building I am setting it as an Edwardian Tea Room and Bakery. I designed and built the fireplace and range using a mixture of features I found in pictures of the tudor period. That way it is very individual. Tudor fireplaces were huge and I didn't want mine to fill the room.

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Hi all and thanks for there responses.
Well, I was still pondering my predicament and then whilst wandering around the Hobby Craft shop I spotted some oasis! So, I have been working on the fireplace all day using two pieces of oasis for flower arranging!!
Firstly, I cut the oasis to size and hollowed out the necessary bits. Then I cover it in card. I decided the edges were to angled and peely so I have just paper mached it.
Currently wondering what to cover the paper mâché with.....paint, polyfiller? I'm going to cover it in slip bricks anyway so doesn't matter too much but obviously don't want papier mâché poking through the bricks!!!
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Hi Lorraine - when I use oasis for my flower beds, I usually find acrylic paint is a good binder and strengthener.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:27 PM
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That sounds like a great idea Lorianne. Will be looking forward to see it.
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Hi Lorraine - when I use oasis for my flower beds, I usually find acrylic paint is a good binder and strengthener.
thank you for the tip!!![/QUOTE]

If someone can remind me how to post pictures I will! Doesn't seem to be as straight forward as simply uploading them!
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