I've had two glorious days pottering around Fenton lodge without any distractions. Ah, bliss. The outside is finished, less the furniture and plants that will beautify it. The main, curved roof is designed but not constructed. I think this will be the very last thing to go on since I need to be able to work on the interior, unobstructed.
The last wall to be glued in place needed a window.
The hole was routed out and a frame made with 'u' shaped channel. I added the glass before the frame was glued in place.
I realised, as I was gluing slats to the exterior, that the wiring in the extension needed to run into the main roof. Cutting a channel for the wire to hide in was easier said than done.
That is why I had the Lodge balancing on a chair at an odd angle. I had actually planned where the wires would go, had written on a sketch in large letters DON'T FORGET TO PLAN FOR THE WIRING and then promptly forgot. Oh, the irony.
The floor inside is walnut veneer that has been dampened down with the same black stain used on the outside. It's now a much darker, richer chocolate colour that I think compliments the Mahogany decking.
I started with pieces of card taped together to make a template.
Then glued the veneer down with contact adhesive
The extension roof can be removed to gain access to the lighting. The wall you can see inside is the start of the bathroom. Space is limited so I will have to Google some ideas on how to squeeze everything in there.
Before I go, what do you think to these?
They're made from recycled oil drums and are sold through The National Trust Charity I so want to make these in miniature =0D
Have a fabulous weekend