Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Carl Larsson Experiment: Part 6 Windows, Tricky Tricky - Real Good Toys 22 Town Hill Road CC2 Front Opening Kit

Sorry for the long silence. The Holiday Season took a chunk of time and I've been dreading the assembly of the RGT Town Hill Road windows. But I have to see how the windows fit and work before I can start the interior decoration of the door wall. The instructions are a lot to be desired at this point.

Beveled Windows

These little windows are one of the nice architectural features of this dollhouse. Little beveled jewels, if I can pull them off.

Geez! How many times have I read through these instructions???

The instructions make for a tricky process, and after thinking about it, I've decided to modify their assembly by installing the frames directly onto the the outside wall itself, then the jambs and sills to them, to get the correct bevel and have that bevel supported as the glue dries. The instructions have you assemble the windows frames on the table, and then mount them to the wall. Seemed flimsy at best and might make for questionable fitting when installing on the doorwall window openings.

Painted frames, pre-glued to door wall. Side bevel jambs ready to be fitted and glued.

The larger second story window was another bit of thought. There are two jambs that bevel together to make the center jamb, and the instructions didn't give any guidance for that. I used a thin dowel and centrally glued it to give the center jambs something to glue to.

Dowel glued for support of central jambs. Stiles to be fitted in at tops and bottoms.

Windows glued up front and inside. Time for filling and sanding and more painting!

At least I know now I can trim out the inside windows any way I want!

Gosh! When will these windows be done already!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you back! I like how you never feel constrained by the instructions and always look for ways to improve on them to get the best finish. I am learning to do the same thanks to you.