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  1. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links Custom made? Looks like the Brinca Dada Emerson to me. And here's a "handmade" -- Little Orphan Annie? It's in rough shape but I think for that house, the price is right. Too bad the porch trim is smashed.
  2. Adhesive for egg carton bricks

    Yep, I use Tacky Glue.
  3. Shutters

    (I keep getting double posts on this thread as well. Don't know why. I delete them when I see them, but also you can report a duplicate post by clicking the faint "report post" text next to the time stamp at the top of the post.)  
  4. Shutters

    I finished my shutter project today. Here's the blog I posted about it: (It's really a tutorial for making a bi-fold door, but the early part is the same thing you're doing.) I used 1/8" x 1/8" basswood for the top and 1/8" x 3/16" basswood for the bottom. I would have also used that for the side but I didn't have enough, so I ended up repurposing the sides I'd cut off. I suggest cutting on the back side with a sharp utility blade, and use a straight edge. First remove the side, then cut down the louvers to the width you want, then add the side back on. If you're reusing the same side you cut off, you might want to flip it over so what used to be the back is now the front. The louvers don't want to let go when you cut them, so after cutting, the back side has a cleaner edge than the front.  
  5. Kitchen Cabinets

    Mini brads or nails (painted silver) might work instead of pin heads.  
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It looks like there's a round window in the bathroom, but no corresponding window on the front of the house. I bet the bathroom doesn't go all the way back and the stairs turn at a 90-degree angle to come up in the bedroom.
  7. Kitchen Cabinets

    Yep, if your metal edge is slightly taller than the countertop, that would have the same effect. You could use that silver golfing tape to do the metal edge. Maybe a rounded corner at the end of the row of cabinets? That would compliment the nice rounded shelves Shellie custom cut for you. I like the yellow. Have you ever seen this kitchen project from Nutshell News?    
  8. Kitchen Cabinets

    I used to live in a 1960s ranch house with what I think were the original cabinets. The sink had about as much space under it as yours does before the tops of the doors with a door across it - not a drawer, but a door hinged at the bottom that swung down 45 degrees. I'm not sure if this is what it was meant for, but we kept sponges in there. Anyway, yours could be nonworking, but if you add a door-like thing to that area it could cover up the seam in the wood and make it look like it's not quite so much bare space between the doors and the sink. For the countertop, consider adding a bullnose lip that hangs down over the edge of the cabinet tops. It doesn't have to be very big but I think it will look more realistic than the counter resting on top of the cabinets as it is now. I'd make it about the same size as the white part at the top of the dishwasher (and use it to cover that up as well). In my neighborhood (all 1950s and 1960s ranches), tile countertops were common.
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It looks like a Dura Craft Crestview Mansion with an addition on the side.
  10. Garfield and architecture

    It's Queen Anne style. Here's a description I found on this website. Round towers and wrap-around porches give Queen Anne houses a regal air. This photo is just one example of the often extravagant style. Read below to learn about Queen Anne architecture. Fanciful and flamboyant, America's Queen Anne architecture takes on many shapes. Some Queen Anne houses are lavishly decorated. Others are restrained in their embellishments. Yet the flashy painted ladies of San Francisco and the refined Brooklyn brownstones share many of the same features. There is an element of surprise to the typical Queen Anne home. The roof is steeply pitched and irregular. The overall shape of the house is asymmetrical. Queen Anne Details Steep roof Complicated, asymmetrical shape Front-facing gable One-story porch that extends across one or two sides of the house Round or square towers Wall surfaces textured with decorative shingles, patterned masonry, or half-timbering Ornamental spindles and brackets Bay windows   More Queen Anne info:  
  11. Shutters

    They can definitely be cut up, I've done it before: I was putting the louvered part into a different frame (a half scale French door) so it was a bit different than what you're doing. But I think simply making the shutter narrower will be easier. Use a sharp utility knife blade and press it against the straight edge you're cutting off to help keep the line straight. Depending on how much of the louvers you're cutting off, if you have access to a disc sander you might be better shaving them down with that than cutting. If you end up with a line that isn't  straight, you can add thin pieces of basswood over the original edges, see this post for details:
  12. Shutters

    I deleted the duplicate. I haven't tried it yet, but I've been thinking about making a 1:12 shutter narrower to use it for a bifold door in half scale. I think it could be easily done by cutting along one edge with a utility knife, and then gluing on a new edge piece. You might need to add wood filler along the new edge to fill in any gaps where it's not quite straight. If I end up trying it I'll post pictures. Another option is to build your own frame out of basswood and put corrugated material on the inside. I have some corrugated wood that I bought at a dollhouse store, or you could use cardboard.
  13. Lighting - Power Strip Question

    That's odd. I've used them interchangeably. (With outlets, not power strips, but still.) Maybe I'm used to wiggling the prongs and don't remember that I always have to do it!    
  14. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Big San Francisco style Victorian in Southern California:
  15. Identification help

    It's a Duracraft Heritage. 1:12 scale. One of our members, Brae, built an awesome one a few years ago: