Does anyone need a basement for their Duracraft San Franciscan?

9 posts in this topic

Back when I started building the Duracraft San Franciscan, the one made of MDF, I decided it needed a basement, so a carpenter friend of mine cut one for me based on my specs. It's got window openings and an opening for stairs. I'm not asking any money for it, just the cost of sending it to where it would need to go. I think I can get packing materials for free. I've posted some pics, although they're not the best, but they'll give you an idea of the piece. It's made from 1/2" thick excellent quality wood. I decided to go in a different direction and didn't build the house, but I hate to just throw away the basement because someone might have use for it. So, I'll post it here and see if there are any takers. I planned on making it into a kitchen and laundry room. Two of the photos show the "Ceiling" as the floor. The stair opening is actually on the top of the structure. I have some more recent photos I can email if anyone should contact me. The center wall is not included, but you can see how the room layout would look if you added a wall. The ceiling height is 8.5" and I used the actual floor piece (MDF) from the original kit, so it matches up exactly. 

As far as components go, I had used what was shown in the photos. There's a sliding glass door by Miniature House and I used windows from Earth and Tree. If you need components, I can see what I have and we could discuss pricing on those items. But, the basement itself is free of charge to anyone who could use it.

Any questions or for more information, send me a message. I'm located in MA so if you're in the area, I can meet you with it as well. Probably a long shot, but hey, you never know!

Robin

 

P.S. If you wanted to make a donation for this item, I'd ask $10 that I could give to a local animal rescue.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ee3.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ed7.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ed2.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ed1.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ece.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ec2.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ec3.jpg

Edited by Crabbygirl13
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I requested removal of your donation suggestion amount, in case it violates the policy of no prices; people can PM you for a suggested donation amount.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, havanaholly said:

I requested removal of your donation suggestion amount, in case it violates the policy of no prices; people can PM you for a suggested donation amount.

It is no longer allowing me to edit the post, as I had edited already. Any suggestions? The item is free and there is no price, so hopefully the donation amount, which would be totally optional and not required, is not in violation? Anyhow, if anyone can help, please send me a PM.

 

If not...I'd be happy to remove the post and repost. :-)

Thanks!

Edited by Crabbygirl13
added info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it doesn't violate the policy I expect it'll stay as is, otherwise one of the moderators will take care of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like a great addition to someone’s San Franciscan. Or another similar sized house? Or add a roof and make a cottage.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found a home for this basement. Okay to delete this post. :-)

Thank you!

Robin 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, I didn't see this until now, but I'm okay with the donation price being mentioned. I'm glad you found a home for the basement, it looks like it'll be a great addition to someone's San Franciscan!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the clarification, Emily.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

  • Similar Content

    • Searching for DuraCraft Marquam Hill Mansion kit/house
      By Meag
      Hi All,
      I am searching for a DuraCraft Marquam Hill Mansion (MR 625) kit or dollhouse. My grandmother had one of these when I was little that I loved playing with, but sadly it was given to someone outside of our family after she passed. I would love to build or restore one with my daughter now that she is old enough to share a love of miniatures with me. However, I am having a really hard time finding this dollhouse anywhere. Anyone have any leads?
      Thanks!
    • Jarrell Manor staircase
      By jbnmini
      So even though I haven't been working on the Jarrell Manor house, I have been tucking away little treasures for it.  I found this amazing staircase at the Lancaster Mini Show (5/2019) and thought it would be perfect for the entrance hall.  I will just have to make some adjustments in the opening for it to fit how I imagine.
    • Duracraft roof fit issues (Linfield)
      By JSundbakken
      I am constructing the Duracraft linfield and I’m dry fitting the roof, but it’s just not fitting right. Do they ever? Should I sand and try to figure it out or glue and fill in with wood putty? I have done everything correct with the instructions, so I don’t know what’s best to do. Any suggestions?

    • Duracraft Victorian VH600 free to good home
      By Bluestocking
      I have a hand-me-down Duracraft Victorian VH600 that I would be happy to give to someone who would love and build it.  It is from the 1980s, never opened.  I have no idea of the condition but the box is clean and whole so I'm assuming that everything inside is good.
      It is very heavy, so I can't mail it, sorry.  I am willing to drive to a southern L.A. Co. or Orange Co. Calif. location if you can't come and get it, and I would be happy to hang on to it for a while if necessary.
      The box says "21 in. x 47 in. x 40 in." -- ten rooms!
       

    • Well.....Now I Have One of My Own
      By WBrownIV
      Hello All!
         On Friday I took my parents to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis. I had been wanting to go back and really take a look at the wonderful works of art on display and to look in the gift shop. I'm still working on the Travel Trailer for my father and then it's on to my sister's Glencroft so I was looking to see if I could find anything for either project. They also had some previously built and loved houses for sale as well as a few kits. While I was passing the kits one of them "spoke" to me   I definitely was not looking for anything of the sort but strange how things go!
         After finding some goodies for the other projects I ended up buying the kit. I am now the proud (I hope) owner of an unopened Victorian by Woodline Products. I know nothing of the manufacturer or even if this kit is any good. Something just told me to get it. 
         Of course this will not be started until the trailer and Glencroft is finished. 
        So....those of you in the know. How did I do? Did I get a decent kit or will I live to regret the day I gazed upon its box? Any tips to convey for the build? In the end the money goes toward keeping the museum running so I have no regrets there. I just never thought I would have one of my own! I'm not that great at decorating. Oh boy
      Bill