Today I want to share with you a new project , the Moat's bedroom. I have never seen the room itself but I know the Chateau de Villandry and its magnificent gardens. It's near my hometown, Tours.
So, let's start with some sketches, that was yesterday evening.
I have a picture of the room on my computer's screen in front of me but no measures. I have to estimate...
The second step today was to draw the blue print on the white plastic board, it's 3 mm thick, so I can cut it with a cutter ( not easy but possible)
Now I start cutting the double doors, there are 3 in the room.
Now let's have a look at the room, back wall and left wall. There is a window on the left.
I can't do the mouldings for the doors, so I just use the Dremel to smooth the edge of the inside panel of the doors. ( Sorry I don't know how to explain in English) These doors are temporary. I really want to do something better)
Now, I have divided in 2 mouldings I found at the Thai DIY called TOA here. They are the smallest I can find here and there are shops selling miniature mouldings in Bangkok.
I sometimes order supplies from Internet but shipping from the US really cost too much. So I will use my mouldings for the panels, even if they are a bit too thick.
I use my (homemade) table saw and I am happy to say that tonight I still have my 10 fingers!)
Then each moulding is cut and fit in the wall panels
glued in place with UHU glue (because of the plastic, the other glues I use don't work)
And I do it again, and again, and again
Then I glue hinges on the door and install it.
The next step, I spray grey primer on the wall because otherwise the acrylic won't adhere on the plastic I use, and then the wood mouldings..disturb me to get an idea of the project.
It looks OK... Let's try with a chair...
Well, that was one day's work in Thailand ( I mean a day off, I didn't have class today because of midterm exams)
Now, the next step will be to fill the gap between the mouldings and the sides. I'll inject latex glue with a syringe. It works really well for me and I am not good at using filler...
Then I will paint the panels, two colours as in the real room
Then I will do the alcove and the two side walls but not tomorrow, because tomorrow... I am working, LOL
Have a great evening.
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