Ivy Hollow - new foundation

by brae  

With the rough idea of layout chosen, I'm starting on the actual structure. The first order of business is building up the foundation. The cat food cans are 1 15/32" tall. I had some square lengths of mdf from a former HBS Creatin' Contest kit foundation that measure 1 17/32" tall when double stacked. I don't think I can get closer than that. :]

I taped four lengths together to cut at the same time.

While the scroll saw is not the best tool for the job, it gives a reasonably straight cut with some patience. There will be a final finish on these, so close is good enough.

I glued two lengths together...

...and then to the floor board.

I continued with the rest of the cuts to fit the altered floor board. Since the scraps from the angle cuts fit reasonably well, I decided to use them as is instead of cutting "full" lengths for the space. This portion will be covered by the front step anyway. I also added an inner set of supports for stability.

After looking up the history of concrete to make sure it would be appropriate for 1917, I coated the edges with spackling. I put it on thick so I can work with it after it dries.

After the last post, Sheila asked if I had named the horse yet. I have! I did awhile ago, actually. I'm waiting for the next horse post to introduce him properly. I think you'll like the name. :D

4 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Great progress! I like the raised foundation.
06/29/19 @ 15:17
Comment from: marilyn [Visitor]
Is the base to give you space for landscaping and maybe to hide some wiring?
06/30/19 @ 16:38
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
Great to see the work in progress. :)
07/01/19 @ 07:36
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

I had to raise the base because the horse is so tall. :)) It looked out of proportion. I will be building up the landscaping so it's not quite so stark. The wiring will likely require a shed. :yes:
07/01/19 @ 16:05


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