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  2. A recent conversation here mentioned the window upgrade for the Garfield. It reminded me that I have a full set of the Timberbrook Working Windows upgrade for the Pierce. I have decided to not use them on my Pierce because of the modifications I plan to do. So, they are available. I am including a couple of pictures of what I have. I believe that these will fit the Garfield also, but you will need a few more window for that. If you are interested, PM me for price and additional information. John
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  4. My parents built this dollhouse for my niece a few years ago and I helped them decorate it. There are pictures in my gallery: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=6088 I use corner molding at the top of the roof like Holly described. If you want to use molding but don't have a piece or the roof isn't a 90-degree angle, you can glue a piece of strip wood on each edge of the roof to create your own. Here's how the corner molding looks:   Another option is a Boston lap: https://blog.realgoodtoys.com/boston-lap-whats-that/  
  5. Halloween contest

    How about if you drill holes and insert the lights, and then cover the inside wall with paper that has stars on it, so the lights shine through the paper? (So you'll actually see the stars lit up from behind the paper rather than seeing the bulbs.) That would be softer and might look more natural, but I don't know if it would light up the box very well.
  6. Weathered Cardboard Siding

    How did you get on with this?  I'm wanting to achieve the same effect now but on a tiny scale.  Did you try crackle effect medium?  Which worked best for you?
  7. Where is Casey?

    Tracy's taking a break from the forum. I think she still posts on Facebook.
  8. Recieved The Orchid Dollhouse today and need help putting it together.

    1. Sable

      Welcome, do you have a specific question? Don’t use hot glue. Use white Tacky glue.

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  10. Grand Denver tour for miniaturists

    Thanks! Yes, both are definitely on the list. And Kells, thank you so much for all that info, so helpful. We really haven’t planned anything other than Chicago and might check back in with you re Denver when we have a better idea of our plans. I had a quick google and yes, Georgetown looked lovely and great to hear it is worth a visit too.  FYI we don’t have much in the way of mini stores here and I never get to them. They do pretty well for a small market but don’t stock anywhere near as much as you can get in the US. 
  11. New Project

    As an aside I tested some burl veneer on a curved test piece (1/8" diameter dowel) if i soak it long enough it wraps around without splitting. I am working on a jig for pre curving longer pieces to use on the molding on the table edges. I am thinking something like this to build up the balance of the top the top piece being the one shown (not to scale):    
  12. Garfield Window Upgrade

    Thanks, Holly for the information!
  13. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Thank you, I do love it but it is a real thorn in my side. Open to the sides and to the rear, it almost requires a room of its own to view it unless I shove the facade up against a wall. :(
  14. Dremel people?

    You need a Needle File Set for small detailed work: https://www.amazon.com/Piece-Precision-Needle-File-Set/dp/B006N3EPKE
  15. Another mini newbie

    Nice work! Yep I would think you should be able to build your own dollhouse. I have about the same load of tools that you do. My fondest memories growing up were in my dad's  (actually grandfather's --they raised and later adopted me)workshop. I have his tools and a few more of my own. Working in smaller scale is harder than real size. I think I have decided kits and thinner wood work better for me. I look forward to seeing your pics too!!
  16. Set square

    A hardware store is likeliest to have the steel ones.
  17. Barbara, are you using a computer or a phone? You shouldn't have to download Dropbox. What happens when you click the link, is there an error message? I'll download it and email it to you, but if you're having trouble viewing PDFs then I don't know if it's going to work as an email attachment either.
  18. Books II

    Fold the covers to fit - I round the spine a little over a small dowell also glue the spine, and end papers, to the inside of the cover. A bit of wax paper slipped in each end between the end paper and the first page keeps the book from getting glued shut. Make sure the book is aligned inside the cover correctly nothing worse than glueing it in upside down and backwards. Then put it in the bookcase and work on some better ones Now I have Flaxman's illustrations of the Iliad and the Odyssey in a two volume set I can read at night  I am working on slipcases for the books if they turn out at all presentable I will post them
  19. Free Book

    You cannot delete your post but you can edit it. Look below, where it says "Quote" and "Go to top" ... you should see and "Edit" option. Click on it. You will then be able to delete your personal contact information.  
  20. I have that kit by another name, The Victoria Cottage.  The name in the instructions is Ye Cozy Cottage.  I'll scan them in a little while for you and if you message me your email I'll send them to you.
  21. Hi, Aggiemae. Is the dollhouse still for sale?  You did such a wonderful job on it and I promise to take loving care of it.  I lived in Japan for years and this beautiful piece takes me back.

  22. Large Collection for Sale

    Whoa!  Well she needs some work!  Thank you for the info!
  23. A Very Brady Renovation

    The actors who played the Brady children will guest on The Late Show tonight.
  24. I will be leaving you guys at the end of September!

    You are defiantly way braver than I have ever been. I wish you loads loads good luck and I'm  forward to hearing of your escapades. 
  25. Need help with building (Tiffani)

    http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=3768  
  26. Window Seat

    Damaar varnish is made for oil paintings so should be compatible with linseed oil. Could just be old or dries really slowly. There are better things to use though and you are correct we often learn by trial and error. Most of what I have posted in the last month is the error Anyway trial fit of the cushion
  27. 2nd floor of Harrison.  I did most of the floors, before side walls were up.  I left a space open to glue tabs to side walls.  

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  28. Being a newbie with constructing a dollhouse,  I am only using battery operated lights.  

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