Sunday, 12 April 2009
Building a new house!
Gosh, think i've gone mad this evening and on a whim decided to build a new house.
I'm making it out of foamboard which is what architects use for their models.
What i like about this for building is that i can double the board up as many times as i like or leave as a single layer. It's so easy to cut with a craft knife and requires just the minimal amount of tools.
If anyone wants to know a great place for buying this inside the uk then here is the link http://foamboard-store.co.uk/
I bought the 5mm A2 sheets with i think about 10 sheets in the pack, and looks like i will only need 3 to build one house. But will keep you posted on that.
Whats great about it is i can make everything and then cover with paperclay, wood, tiles and floorboards and it will still be light to carry around or even post.
Just hoping i dont experience any warping.
To prevent warping Debbie has advised pushing wooden skewers right up and through the foam core to give it extra starength. Although i'm doubling mine up and it seems ever so strong.
Staying up late tonight to work on this and will post a new picture tomorrow.
Excuse all my typing errors as usual, but in a mad rush to get back while i'm in the mood... lol
Oops... forgot to say this is a witches potion shop and potion making room to the side. Had to be for a witch didnt it... lol. It's my trial house and plan to make more for sale if all goes well and happy with the results.
I've picked this material because it is light and so if my plan works and i post them it wil keep the postage costs down.
Although... how do you post such big items. I just use regular postal services at the moment because everything i make is small. If anyone can advise te best way for posting large items then your suggestions are most welcome.