1. Making Windows and Doors
Next step: Cutting moldings for the architraves.
Gluing them on has to wait until the outside of the house is finished.
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Now we need butterfly hinges...
2. Making Roof Beams
This is going to be a rustic house, and I wanted beams for my roof, for reasons of stablility and decoration; and because this was the only solution I could find for my wood-strip problem, as explained on page 1.
Now the rafters, as well as the massive woodstrip that is nailed along the inner side of my roof's top and carries the whole construction, got a coat of very dark stain. When I tried the rafters in place, however, I found out that they were too thick to fit exactly onto the mentioned woodstrip/roof beam. It just did not look neat. So I had to sand them all down to the right thickness and stain again.
3. The Color Scheme
4. The Entrance Steps
They were cut from plywood and smoothed with sandpaper.
My aim is to make them look as if built from two large stone slabs.
The ballustrade at the right side will get the same dark brown stain as the door and some rustic banisters with a short handrail.