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Standing like very large pimple on too high a drum

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Standing like very large pimple on too high a drum
Very little fuss If any at all We got the house out of the Potting Shed. Oh yes we did. Room door off the hinges, both table top extensions removed from the model, all interference fit walls safely housed elsewhere, and with a little navigating, it slid out, manoeuvred round the corners, through two other doorways and all with no obvious damage done. Not even to the personnel. Can you believe it?!
Posted on June 5, 2016 Full Size|

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theinfill.wordpress.com
4:28 AM on June 9, 2016 
Edel says...
That sounds excellent Do, something nice and solid-looking would complement this fabulous house

Oh boy is it solid! You know the style of refectory table sold for Tudor period dolls houses? Well, it's a full sized version from someones kitchen and is made of solid wood. Hoping to sand it down and darken it and if possible cut down the height. The width is exactly right but it's short by about 20 - 27 cms so we're thinking about that when we get to it ;)
Edel
1:20 AM on June 9, 2016 
theinfill.wordpress.com says...
Just got hold of an old table from second hand shop and hope to adapt for better base. If and when we can get round to adapting it it will at least look less top heavy I reckon.


That sounds excellent Do, something nice and solid-looking would complement this fabulous house
theinfill.wordpress.com
2:33 PM on June 8, 2016 
Edel says...
Amazing transport tale - and lovely to have it where you can see it properly. WAY BETTER than old videos!

Just got hold of an old table from second hand shop and hope to adapt for better base. If and when we can get round to adapting it it will at least look less top heavy I reckon.
Edel
2:05 PM on June 8, 2016 
Amazing transport tale - and lovely to have it where you can see it properly. WAY BETTER than old videos!
Brooksey
7:49 PM on June 5, 2016 
Bravo on the successful move!

Finished, it is absolutely amazing, Do - you must be so proud! An incredible achievement!

(As usual, I'm laughing to the point of tears at your dry commentary!).
Jan
5:35 PM on June 5, 2016 
Oh that's really good, thank you.
theinfill.wordpress.com
4:44 PM on June 5, 2016 
Jan says...
Fantastic, when you have it in place, will you show us how it opens.

Just found it and uploaded a sort of version but writing is so small you'll need a magnifying glass, sorry
theinfill.wordpress.com
4:20 PM on June 5, 2016 
Jan says...
Fantastic, when you have it in place, will you show us how it opens.

I could kind of do that now but it doesn't open with hinged front or side bits as each room has its own slider or interference fit closing wall. It's a right mix and match mess and probably needs a hand book to explain it. I started making some instructions (would you believe) some months ago,. I'll see if I can find the word doc I was doing it in. Don't panic it's a labelled diagram not a verbal burble. Will go and look for it and post up what I find :)
Jan
3:26 PM on June 5, 2016 
Fantastic, when you have it in place, will you show us how it opens.
theinfill.wordpress.com
2:53 PM on June 5, 2016 
Jeanette says...
Pride of place, indeed. I'd love to see people's faces when they now walk into this room...

oooh it's not staying there for sure - just parked till I've finished crawling all over it. if it must stay in here it'll get shoved against the bookcase along the back wall. preferably it should be ensconced in the sitting room but just cant get OH to part with any of the videos (yes videos) or books that we don't want to ever read again to make room for it. I'm working on it though - subtle comments and the like ;)
Jeanette
2:46 PM on June 5, 2016 
Pride of place, indeed. I'd love to see people's faces when they now walk into this room...

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