The HC - roof trimming

by brae  

I've painted the exterior of the roof black to move on to the next steps.

Thanks to Sheila, we know what bargeboards are.  So, today, I am working on the fascia and bargeboards.  :D  I stained lengths of 1/16" x 1/4" basswood to attach to the exposed edges of the roof.  I used Minwax Jacobean.  On top of that, for the gables, I'm adding Paulina trim from Heritage Laser Works.  These are only 1/32" thick and very delicate, so I had to come up with a way to stain them without breaking them.

I used a piece of foam core board and drenched the trim with stain using a brush.

I then turned it over to drench the other side.

Gently picking up the trim, I wiped the excess from the board.

I placed paper towels on the board long enough to cover the length of trim.

I pressed the trim in the paper towel a couple of times until very little stain lifted from the wood.

I installed the basswood trims first.

Then came the fancy trims.  :]  I always keep scraps of any fancy trims I use in my projects, and it worked well for tiny finials for the apices.  These are parts from laser cut railings from Laser Tech that I used for Walnut Bay Light

I'll have to finish this up once the remaining smaller roof pieces are attached.

9 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Pretty! Love the trim detail.
11/05/18 @ 21:10
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
Really beautiful. The trim sets off the dovecote so nicely. I can't wait to see the rest of the house. Heritage Laser works is the best for beautiful trims.
11/06/18 @ 06:36
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Oh! So pretty! I love how that looks. The light on the delicate trim brings out the detail but even in the shadow it looks so elegant! My WQ is going to be jealous!
11/06/18 @ 07:11
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
I really enjoy the way the extra detailing on the fascia, or bargeboards elevates the look of a dollhouse. Clever way to stain the delicate trim!
11/06/18 @ 07:56
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
Love the design on the fancy trims. Really completes the overall look!
11/06/18 @ 13:44
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]
Oh so pretty. Layering the plain and fancy trim for the bargeboards works just perfect and I love the little finial detail. Anna x
11/07/18 @ 04:05
Comment from: Elizabeth S [Visitor]
Your use of a stark white for the dovecote, contrasting with the dark stained bargeboards trims, has proved an EXCELLENT choice; Clean, Simple and Classically Elegant!
11/07/18 @ 10:46
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
Hmmm.. This is starting to look suspiciously like one big cuckoo clock.. and you did say you must be cuckoo to take it on.. I feel I might be on to something.. Aha!... or not.. lol :D :D
11/10/18 @ 21:36
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

Sheila - perhaps my build will be one of the WQ regular haunts. :))
11/13/18 @ 08:10


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