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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Building a Mini Building- the Doors

This week I decided to assemble the doors for the kit. You might be asking why do this now instead of a different time? Well, mainly because I am still in the process of deciding if I really want to try to wire this project for lights. I just am thinking it is not worth the effort or expense but I still haven't decided for sure. If you have an opinion be sure to comment and let me know what you think.

So the doors are one of those steps that can be done at any point before they are installed. They are also a relatively quick step so since I have been kind of busy this week they fit into my schedule.

I get a lot of questions about how I do my ribbon or fabric hinges for my dollhouses so this was a perfect time to show you how to set that up. The only requirement is that your doors have a place to sandwich the ribbon into. I have in the past though just cut a thin sheet of bass wood to cover the back of the door to allow for the ribbon hinge.

The only trick is to have enough of the ribbon glued between the layers of your door that it will hold. Leave a nice tail of ribbon hanging off the side of the door, we will trim that later when we install the doors into the structure.

That really is all there is to this week's step.

Let me know what your thoughts are on the lighting question in the comments either here or over on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. What if you used battery operated lights for this project? In the long run would it be worth it? I am thinking about doing my lighthouse with battery operated lights because there are not a lot of things that need electricity.