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Monday, January 18, 2010

Breaking Ground!


I started working on the house proper this weekend! OMG! It's a LOT bigger than I had imagined...So far, things are going pretty well --except I realize now that I REALLY NEED to invest in some better tools. It seems a shame to spend big bucks on top-of-the-line, cabinet-grade plywood and then have to cut it all up with A BUTTER KNIFE. I mean really.

The plan was to build the carcass at my workplace shop. But then I changed my mind and decided to do it all in the basement. Well, it's actually more of a cellar than a basement. A very, very small cellar. And now there is THIS HUGE DOLLHOUSE sitting in the middle of it so it seems even smaller! So I guess I need to work on a better work space as well as buy some new tools.

Also, received ALL SEVENTEEN WINDOWS in the mail the other day. Can't imagine how long it's gonna take to hand-make all of those mullions! Can you say repetitive?

3 comments:

Rachel said...[Reply]

Looking good! Excited to see it progress. :-)

Rachel B.

Gianna Gifford said...[Reply]

I'm so impressed that you are building this yourself--I don't have that skill so I'm hiring the building of my house out to someone else.

John said...[Reply]

Hi, Gianna!

Welcome, and thanks for reading my blog!

--John