I did make progress on the dollhouse case this weekend. I ended up making another trip to the Home Depot for screws and sandpaper but other than that it went pretty well.
I worked on the lid more on Saturday and suceeded in getting the Plexiglas sandwiched in between the wooden frames. Wood glue is wonderful and I also bought some corner braces to help with the support. So here is a picture of the lid on top of the case, working hinges and all.
|I was very proud of myself at this point.|
Then of course I had to put it on the table or I would have been kneeling on a tile over concret floor and I'm sorry but my knees have enough of kneeling when I go to church. But it was still pretty light at this point so no trouble.
The Plexiglas Linda had cut for me worked out pretty well, I got the holes drilled for the hinges without any major snafus. I even got the hinges attached without too many problems.
Then I ran into a little snag. As you can see below, I got the dollhouse into the case no problem. And it fits just great. (It'll be staying on top of the table by the way, its safest there.)
|See? Nice and snug and safe.|
No, the problem came when I realized that due to some of my Plexiglas doors overlaping, I can't use the sliding bolt locks I'd bought. Not on the front and back doors anyway. So I'm working on a way to keep the doors closed. Right now duct tape seems to be working.
So hopefully a more permanent solution by next weekend. In the meantime, Tali kitten is having a great time trying to figure out a way in. I couldn't get a picture of her on top of the case but she has taken a regal pose several times, just to taunt me I suspect.
So next week hopefully the case will be securely locked and I can begin painting the dollhouse. I'm so looking forward to that.