Friday, August 17, 2007

Model of our house

This is a scale model of our house, made by my very clever husband (and Toby's Dad), Laurence. When we first moved here, many years ago now, Laurence decided he was going to take the roof off our home (as you do!) and replace it, by himself, along with buiding a new chimney. (Laurence had never done any roofing before this, and, as you can see, our house is round fronted, so the roof is curved, therefore each slate had to be hand cut to individual size and shape). The reason for making this model, is because Laurence decided that he wanted to make the guttering himself, which he did, by hand making a mould in wood and then casting the guttering in fibre glass and resin. Before making the mould, he made the model of the house, so he could work out the angles and curves on the front of the building and then scale them up to life size!
I think the model in itself is a wonderful object, it is about 3 feet tall.


Blogger Caroline B said...

Wow, that's pretty amazing - is that how Laurence did his back in by any chance!??!!
Thanks for tagging me - that will keep me entertained for a while!
Caroline x

8/18/2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

By building a cardboard model do you mean Caroline? !!!
seriously though, no, Laurence damaged his back whilst laying a wooden floor for someone else.

8/18/2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger French Fancy said...

that is so cute. Does it open on a hinge like a dolls house?

8/31/2007 3:43 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

No hinges, roof comes off though. It was made as a model to work from, not as decoration/ornament, although it does look great too!

8/31/2007 3:57 PM  

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