The HC - insert wall, part 3

by brae  

Here is how the insert wall looked when I left it last.  I'm planning to modify the trim one more time, which I'll get to later....

With the side and porch walls glued in place, I could continue on the insert wall.  First, I traced the outer portion onto drawing paper to have a good wallpaper template.

No dollhouse is square no matter how hard you try (regular houses aren't either, for that matter) and my hand cut wall is not precise by any means.  To that end, the outer portion of the insert wall is snug in one place and loose in another.  It's also not tall enough on one side, but that's the beauty of wallpaper covering!  To make gluing the outer portion more stable, I added strip wood guides on the side that will not be seen.

The planned trim around the inner portion will keep it from falling into the open space in front, but I still added some wood stops for good measure.

I primed both parts and tested the fit with the door, which will serve as the handle to remove the inner portion.  So far,  so good.  :]

To be continued....

5 comments

Comment from: A. Monterey Blair [Visitor]  
Recently decided to add an insert wall in my dollhouse, which will allow you to peek into the stairwell. And of course, you're working on one. Phenomenal timing. Any tips for a first timer?
09/15/18 @ 03:08
Comment from: brae [Member]
I would try out what you want with foam core board or cardboard before cutting any final wood pieces. It will help you figure out pros and cons of what you're planning. :yes:
09/15/18 @ 07:41
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
I'm excited to see where this is going. The look from the front is interesting and I love the color on the walls.
09/15/18 @ 07:52
Comment from: brae [Member]
The color right now is just the primer, but the paper I chose is close...unless I change my mind. :))
09/15/18 @ 10:19
Comment from: Elizabeth S [Visitor]
Your insert wall is cleanly done and I also love the skinny door and am intrigued by what might lie behind it!
09/15/18 @ 10:47


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