Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Update Modern Wood House - September 2017

This coming Friday I am off the my annual stay in Provence! And with the beautiful weather and my new e-bike all mini activities moved a bit to the background.

Alas - when trying to get off the bike three days ago - in an 'artful' way - my foot took a beating!
Good side of it: I now have ample time for an update before leaving ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.. and with today's medicine nobody really has be in pain..
The dicy side of this: not sure yet whether I can manage the 8-hour drive on Friday ... will see...

I wanted to use the semi-precious gem stones and composed this.
Covered wood dowels with real concrete..
Once the roof is in, I can install the spotlights as well.
I tried various ideas and this one worked best: I used various sizes of metal end sleeves for electrical strands (you get them at electrical supply shop), bulbs from Nalladris and a U-shape styrene piece.


And I made the banisters for the upper floor.
Messed up again with superglue and perspex - will I ever learn?
So, I made this image to keep this firmly in my mind:
The thing to use is the double sided 3mm or 6mm tape!
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And then installed the handrail for the stairs. Mind you, not just handrails - I added indirect lighting!! This proved to be a bit more difficult than I thought. I prepared a nice wooden handrail and when I inserted the lightstrip it actually shone through!  grrr...


After more trials I used an L-shaped styrene strip, covered the sides with wood strips, added brackets, then inserted the light strip and fiddled around with hiding the wires...





Done!
To imagine something is one thing - getting it to work out is another  ๐Ÿ˜Š ! 
It would have been nicer with a solid light strip... but I have not come across something like that in mini, yet
Addendum Nov. 17: 
- one could use white perspex and add the led strip behind it. The further the distance, the less you see the light sources and the perspex becomes evenly lit.
- Another suggestion I got (after finishing the lights...): use 4.5V instead of 12V for these lights. They will not be that bright - a good thing for indirect.


So, now fingers crossed for my driving ability... back with updates end of October or so...
Hugs to all.
Marion





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bedroom, Bathroom, Walk-in Cupboard



It has been a while since I updated. The summer was fantastic and full of activities, I became an e-bike lover and with my friend Ursi we are scouting the region now!
And I got this urge to clean out - it is wonderful to have half-empty cuboards ๐Ÿ‘. Cellars will be next ... when the days are shorter again.

So, mini-wise this is where I am at now:





I completed the guest toilet:
please note the Gameboy and the matchbox...

the bathroom:

... I love Jodi's faucet..


the bedroom:


and the walk-in closet.

The two wet rooms will get skylights once I do the roof.

The loft area is dedicated to the hobby of the person living in this house - she loves sewing ๐Ÿ˜€
It will be fun to place all the things I bought for this...


And here something that I tested and am very, very happy with:
This 'jeweller's glue' attaches e.g. metal hinges to perspex or painted wood.
Marion