Today has been a great day! I took the day as a vacation day so I could go with a friend and her kids to the pool, but one of them got sick overnight so that was cancelled. Of course I could have gone ahead and gone into work... but nah... the Manor was calling!
I wasn't in the mood to paint spindles today. I worked out super hard last night (I can't do anything halfway), so my back and legs are pretty sore and I just couldn't fathom spending all day hunched in the chair.
Much better to skitter around the floor on all fours, methinks.
Anywho, after lots of coffee and some Tylenol, I set about doing a dry-fit to be sure it'd go together without any problems.
All the same, it went together pretty well. I also went ahead and added the third floor, just to see how the second and third level floors did when they were both installed.
I was really glad I decided to do both floors because sure enough, some of the wall panels were a little warped and the third level didn't fit quite as well as the second. After a little sanding I was able to get it worked out though.
This is the view from the front (still not yet glued):
Then I discovered one snafu:
Then I just scurried from one side of the house to the other, making sure all the wood glue seeping out was wiped up before drying.
What I'm planning to do is get more Masonite, trace the pieces the right way, and have Larry cut them out for me.
I'm toying with the idea of adding fancy windows like this oval one or maybe this round one to both of these gables to let in more light.
Another thing is that the window on the smaller front gable would just show the siding behind it when viewing it from the front. I'm not sure how I feel about that, although I really like the idea of having more light in both of the affected rooms.
I'm really sorry my friend's kid is sick (get well soon, Isaac!), but it made for a very productive dollhouse day.