Someday this will be BIG! House Model

My goal is to someday build a Little Free Library in front of my house, that looks like my house - but first I need to model my house.

Let’s here it for step 1 (actually like step 3, but the others were paper/cardboard) :smiley:


4.25"x4" plywood and wood glue.
The windows are scored, and currently still have the masking on them.

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Wow quite impressive. I look forward to seeing the finished product

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Looks fantastic! Is this to scale? I’ve been working on making a model of a little country-style church so I can appreciate all the attention to detail…but, then that’s the part that keeps me going…feeding into my OCD tendencies. :grinning:

I had been thinking of submitting mine to the catalog, however there are so darned many pieces to it…and they all take a really long time to weed…I will have to give it more thought later. Seeing the roof on yours reminded me of the weeding part because I hand-drew all the shingles for a more rustic look and it took forever to weed.

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It’s approximately to scale. It should be square, but I didn’t take into account gluing the walls so there’s a .25" difference. At 4" that’s pretty big. At 2 feet it won’t be noticeable!

So many tiny parts! When I go again I’m going to remove the masking, paint, and then do the scoring/engraving.

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:heart: you may be waiting quite a while!

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You could just engrave the shingles

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Looks great. I wanna do the free movie rental library idea too

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Can’t even count how many times I have done this…and still, never seem to learn. :smile: My first one was in cardboard, too…(so handy)…and I just cut my first one out of draftboard last night. Betting I will still find many things that need to be changed again.

“then do the scoring/engraving.” Duh…why didn’t I think of this! Thanks for the tip.

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True…but, it would still need to be weeded.

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Gorilla tape!

This is wonderful @deirdrebeth

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There is a secret easy-weed technique. You remove the masking first. As every bit is getting engraved there will be almost no masking left anyway.

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This is so cool. Since this is a model of what will be a bigger model you are going to have to put this one on a pole or support like the library and then get a photo of all three like an infinite regression thing!

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Just to the front of it so there’s a LFL for the squirrels :stuck_out_tongue:

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Awesome idea to replicate your house. Great project!

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This is awesome!

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That looks awesome! If you make a larger one like that for a free library, I don’t understand how you would put books in there though? Where would it open to do so? Now making it into a birdhouse by having a window that’s open… I guess my brain just doesn’t have that ability! Great job. Can’t wait to see it finished!

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Once it’s larger the front will be hinged. I didn’t try to fit that into the tiny model since I’m only at the “can I make it look like the house” phase :slight_smile:

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Awwww, cute! Can’t wait to see it as a little library!

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