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Joined: Apr 4, 2011
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posted on Mar 25, 2013 11:21 AM:
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This building will have a hotel with a drug store next to it.
The hotel will have a bar in the basement and a hotel parking lot.

For the main base, a frame is built out of 1-1/2 inch square wood strips and is covered with plywood.
A hole is cut in it for the stairwell down to the bar and two wood dowels are put in the top.

These two dowels are for locating the hotel base.

Putting together the entrance for the bar.

This is the finished bar entrance.

Putting the sides together for the hotel.

The sides are all glued together for the hotel and the drug store and the roof section is built for each building.

A piece of 3/4 inch plywood is cut for the front porch and ribbed plastic siding is glued to it for the front panels.

A strip of wood is cut at an angle to form the porch roof section.

The porch roof is attached to the side of the hotel with screws.

I'm using doll house railing spindles to make the porch post.
The bottom of the spindle is turned down to fit inside a piece of plastic tube.

Here's how they look when attached to the porch.

The hotel will have air conditioning.
The air conditioning fan housing is turned down on the lathe.

The base for the air conditioner is cut from a block of wood.
A notch is cut along the side of the base.
Then a piece of thin plastic is trimmed out to fit around a section of grille panel.
This piece of plastic is then glued into the notch on the side to form an are for the grille panel to fit into.

This is the finished air conditioner mounted on the roof.

The side of the hotel facing the parking lot will have an entrance with a roof over for a car to drive under.
This portico is cut from a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and fastens to the side of the building with screws.

These are the parts for the portico.

And the finished portico.

Here is the finished building.



Joined: May 14, 2008
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posted on Mar 28, 2013 05:03 PM:
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Spectacular jdcrawler! I really like these in-depth tutorial/builds you post here, this is the perfect kind of thing that belongs in the Archive. Your work is a real treat to look at!



Joined: Apr 4, 2011
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posted on Mar 30, 2013 02:05 PM:
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Thank you, John
I have always enjoyed building things and it is nice to be able to share them with other people.
I appreciate the site you have set up here so people can share their projects with others.


Mark Boyce
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posted on Feb 6, 2014 06:27 PM:
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I appreciate John's site as well! I am very impressed with your modeling jdcrawler! You had me going with the first picture of the portico. I wondered why you used such a thick piece of wood, then I saw the final roof. Did you carve in the grooves on the sides or glue something on the plywood. I would think it would be hard to carve out plywood, but I see you have some great skill.



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posted on Feb 6, 2014 08:48 PM:
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Thank you, Mark.
The sides of the portico are pieces of trim used on building doll houses.


Mark Boyce
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posted on Feb 9, 2014 05:35 PM:
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Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I have helped 2 daughters build dollhouses over the years. My wife now has one she bought at a thrift store she wants to fix up and decorate the interior. Much like building a model structure.


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