Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Mostly" Finished Front of the Creole Townhouse

 I used a scrap piece to fill in the hole for the lower right door and I will add trim and glue the shutters in place permanently. I am using this door in the kitchen to access the courtyard. I need to decide on my treatment for the door to the carriage way on the left and replace the missing pin. I plan to finish the bricks out front, put the plastic back in the doors, attach doorknobs and wire the lights.

The Original Design

I bought these on my vacation in New Orleans

I used reindeer moss as a filler and support for the leaves

I bought the hangers from miniatures.com

inspiration photo

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creole Townhouse Courtyard

I used left-over wooden floor sheet to cover the balcony

This is the outbuilding for servants, laundry and storage

The courtyard will be freestanding and butt against the townhouse

The carriageway that leads to the courtyard

This is an interior view of the kit basement with the new walls and openings added

This was the first time I have ever used a jigsaw, I had trouble cutting the arches out with the scroll saw. I used the table saw for the straight cuts on the walls and base from $6 MDF from Home  Depot. I bought the railing from Miniatures.com and used spindles from the wood section at Hobby Lobby. I cut an opening for the kitchen window, which was originally a part of the conservatory kit by RGT.