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The Mouse House takes shape...

Got this house for a new niece-- it is not much to look at:

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I got it because it has similar basic structure to this house, which is actually a place of business in California; I found it while googling "victorian houses" or some such:

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Isn't it a beaut! Anyway, here what the Artply house looks like in rough dry-fit: Not much to it:

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So I got to whacking and hacking. Took the 2nd floor down by an inch, widened the front door, added matboard and scrap wood to extend walls and floors.

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That front wall roof pitch will get reduced, and will have to figure out what the rest of the roof looks like; will extend the base by a couple-few inches, and may extend the porch a bit. Need to get the windows measured and cut out.

Need to start looking for colors and papers, and get my siding and shingles ordered-- looks like small fish-scale shingles on that front gable. I like the greens in the original house, so I think I'll do a green palette.


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