The roombox has a second storey, made from two pieces of 3mm hardboard. The stairwell has been routed (the two boards are clamped together during the routing) and holes for the lights have been drilled into the underside of the ceiling. Instead of using one piece of wood for the floor and cutting channels into it to lay lighting wire, I chose to make a sandwich of wood with braces in between to keep it rigid. It's personal preference since both methods take roughly the same time, however I'm trying to reduce my wood stockpile.
Once the chandelier for the stairwell is in place and I've tested the electrics, I'll glue the second piece of wood on top.
I've put the stairs offcentre rather than to one side because I think this will help to create different areas, (i.e a kitchen, dining room, living room).
I ran out of LED's and because I was feeling grumpy and sick, I asked Hubby if he would find me some. He came back with these -
the sort used in home decor...still attached to the willow branches. These are actually perfect because they come with a battery box and switch. You just strip the LED's out and rearrange them with new wiring.
The surround for the lights is a personal favourite of mine - eyelets. They look fab in modern interiors and are really easy to install.
I like how the room looks. If I had the choice to live anywhere it would be something like this - a really old, industrial building with lots of character, light and room.
Before I go I wanted to give another shout out for the Shapeways 3d printed miniature houses contest I hope more people enter - not because I am in anyway affiliated with Shapeways or because I'm one of the judges, but because I know they're are a lot of very talented miniaturists out there who have already blogged about their scenes with 3D printed miniatures in them. This is your chance to show how fantastically diverse and talented our community is. You don't have to construct a whole room. Something simple like my scene below would be great
The idea is to show how 3D printing can enhance our hobby, how imaginative we all are. The cherry on top is you could win one of four prizes to buy even more miniature goodness.
If you want to join, please click on the link above and follow the 'How to enter' information on the page.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend