This weekend was an exercise in measuring, fitting and measuring again. But finally I did some more gluing.
I started with adding a bit more wood to the side of my tower 'tunnel'. Shifting the position of the tower makes it easier for me to deal with the third floor and the roof.
Then, before I lost my nerve, I glued the third floor of the tower onto the stairs.
When the glue was set I added some braces to the underside of the floor. When I get the bricks on the outside I'll add beams to support the outer portion of the third floor so it will look like the beams are continuous.
And then because I wanted to get the full effect I taped the windows to the outside and took a picture from the inside of the tower. I think I like it. It's definitely what I've been going for.
I think once I get the sconces on the walls looking at the tower from the outside is going to be really cool.
While I was waiting for the glue to dry I added handles to the oriel window.
I also worked on getting my front gable centered and built up a bit.
And I worked on extending the length of the roof to fit all the way across.
And remember how I was thinking about a dovecote but couldn't figure out where to put it? I figured out the perfect place.
I dislike this stupid little shelf and it seems pointless. But if I cover up the entire area with a dovecote. So it looks something like this...
Mostly the triangle part I think.
Then the area makes sense to me.
I'm working on a roof for the tower. I'm doing paper mockups at the moment.
The slope is a bit too shallow and it's not wide enough but think I'm getting a good idea.
My last bit of work took me a while but I managed to get a cardboard template for the dormer over the front door. But I'm not sure about the window. Should make it a diamond shape?
Or leave it as a square?
I'm leaning towards the diamond, but I'm not sure if that would be too modern. I could always do a circle. I've got a round window around here somewhere. Or would that also be too modern? Help!
Obviously I'll have to make another Tudor style window for this one. But I can't do that until I'm sure of the shape.
It doesn't feel like I got very much done but at the same time, I know there was a lot.
How are the rest of you? I've got to go catch up on my blog reading.