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  1. 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! 
  2. I started the dry fit on my foundation but I'm a little unclear on the kitchen step directions.  I searched and saw where someone else asked for an illustration but when I click on the link provided in a response it was no longer working.  Anybody have a picture of this part?
  3. Added Support to Westville

    From the album Greenleaf Westville 1:12

    Glued strips of wood that are the same height as foundation pieces to bottom of the Westville for added support and stability.
  4. Grouted

    From the album Dura Craft VH-600

  5. 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.
  6. Foundation underway

    From the album Dura Craft VH-600

    I cut them from the packaging cardboard found in electronics this cardboard is very similar to egg cartons. I stuck each one down to the adhesive side of contact paper and misted several colors on them using any kind of spray paint laying around the house including Chevy Orange engine paint that my son had until I achived the look that I liked then I heavily coated them with clear matte acrylic. I then glued them to the foundation and I will grout them with a gray grout.
  7. Foam board bricks

    From the album More building projects

    Going to use these for Opal's foundation. This photo shows the progression from the plain foam board , then with the pencil marks , and then cut with the x- acto knife.
  8. From the album More building projects

    I had some Elmer's foam board from another project and am thinking of putting a brick foundation on the Orchid. Really like how these are coming out , need a couple more coats of different shades. The gray / white with bigger blocks would look like cement blocks.
  9. Foundation corners

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    "Nipped" the bricks to make the corners work.