building Canal house dolls house Herengracht
A clear viewFebruary 22, 2011
...on a new project! I have started to build a new canal house! I know, I know, my first canal house isn't even finished yet. ...
...on a new project!
I have started to build a new canal house! I know, I know, my first canal house isn't even finished yet. I have had these plans in my head for a few years now but just couldn't figure out a few details.
Two weeks ago the solutions suddenly came to me and I started sketching. And then of course I had to see if the size would work so I built a simple cardboard model. And of course I couldn't just leave it there so I went to get some wood cut for the walls.
Well then I couldn't help myself and I had to build one of the windows... As you can see on the photos above the windows are BIG. The house will have high ceilings, particularly on the ground floor and in the 'back house' (more on that in the next post). High ceilings, big windows, big house.
The windows are sliding early 18th century style windows. I have used real glass in my windows which makes them easy to clean. Easy to break too... and I have been known to be quite clumsy...