Category: "The Brownstone"

The Brownstone - timber grid, part 1

by brae  

Ok, I need a break from egg carton stones.  :O  I don't mind straight bricking, but the arches wore me out enough to warrant a break. The kit comes with pre-cut notched pieces to make the facade trim work.  These measure 5/16" deep x 11/32" wide. I am n… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 6

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  My stones are 1" x 1/2" for ease of measuring.  This time, I did not clip the four corners, as I normally do for bricks.   The arch needed to be addressed first, so cut longer 1/2" wide pieces to wrap ar… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  The side walls will be covered with egg carton stones. more »

The Brownstone - interior plan

by brae  

Blondie mentioned something the other day that sent me way back into the blog archives.  I ran across this funny plan I made up for the Newport in Word using clipart.  :D  So, I made one for the Brownstone. Lower level: garage, utilities, creative room.… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  I made a new top step/front porch from plywood and basswood. I glued this in place on the top trim molding step, having marked the depth on the top of that piece previously.  Since this will be enclosed… more »

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