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  1. Hi Everyone, I'm new and super excited and a little overwhelmed.  My Beacon Hill kit just arrived and I've never done anything like this before.  I'd love some tips as to how to get set up as far as the workspace.  For example, should I get a piece of plywood to build this on and if so what size is recommended? Are there any suggestions for a table I could buy maybe at home depot, etc. that would be a good workspace for this?  What does everyone else do to prepare for this type of build?  Thanks! Best, Ellyssa
  2. Dollhouse Bases

    Howdy everyone! I've been especially quiet on here lately (mostly lurking ) on account of work and family changes in RL. My Orchid is near structural completion. The interior is ready for furniture and tiny, lovely things, but I'm still working on the porch (bashed from a few scraps and some constructions of my own) and some of the gingerbread. Of course, this progress story excludes shingles, but I'll get to them! So, in short, though my member album is currently empty I hope to have photos up soon! I've been stubborn and wanted to wait until the build was "ready" before taking photos . I'm learning (the hard way) there's no such thing! However, in order to get this exterior finished (including my greenhouse and 'cellar' additions), I need a little help! What do y'all use for bases on your lovely little homes? Do folks normally use plywood or some form of foam? How far out beyond the house's foundation do folks generally build the base? In order to support the additions, I think it would be best to have my base in place before I attach them to the sides of the house (unless, of course, you all don't feel it's necessary). Also, is there any particular base that is better/worse for landscaping? Happy to hear your thoughts or be guided to a helpful thread  Hope everyone is having a pleasant summer so far! 
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    From the album Cloudbound

    I covered the base, fireplace, exterior chimney/fireplace and planter with the faux 'stone' bumpy paper purchased on eBay.  It just requires wallpaper paste and is VERY forgiving!
  4. Base construction

    From the album Green Cottage

    Step 1 - make the base! I remember now how fiddly these things are to make! Covered in glue already.