The demolitions are finished and the rebuilding has begun.
I’ve been working on built in bookcases that will form a wall around the stairs. They are made of four of the $1 bookcases from Michaels and are being beefed up with base and crown molding.
The extra large crown molding will go in right after the electrical work is done. To frame the new front doors, I am using bamboo for smaller molding (actually left over bamboo from my matchstick blinds). I soak it in water for about an hour, bend it and let it dry, then use wood glue to mount it to the balsa trim work. Hopefully, once it is all painted glossy black, it will look like one, carved piece of wood.
Remember when I said I didn’t think I’d have enough time to update the outside of the house? Well, one thing led to another and it had to be done.
In the corner of the photo is also the spiral staircase I built for the second/third floor to save space.
As you can see, everything is being made from scratch. The doors will open and close if I can make them properly. This is my first attempt at making anything from scratch besides furnishings, so we’ll see. The doors themselves still need molding and hardware.
My goal is to have the house wired and at least the doors and stairs installed and functional by next weekend, though I’d love to have the new windows built as well.
Anyone recognize the doors yet? I’m copying them from a very famous pair…