Many mini mini sessions of drying time later

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Smile

just might have solved a boo-boo

First plans had been to make the inner gable end of the stores unit as a complete framework that included the door to the main kitchen room that it covers, including the tiddly bit of walling above the doorway but, of course, I didn’t do it.

If it wasn’t for the houses in between

(Old music hall song title – click on for lyrics.
Was going to link to actual singer clip on YouTube but so old and crackly it was very hard listen to
)

The second master plan had been to do the doorway along with the closer to the room above, making it a one job reveal to both bits.  But that wouldn’t have worked because of the ceiling/floor edge in between.

It would still be nice if the said doorway and itsy bit of wall could be removable so you can see that corner of the main kitchen but it would be very vulnerable, flapping about there on the end either by itself or jammed on to the stores block.  And so I’ve been working on as reinforced an addition to the stores as I can with extra spars and the odd hammered in tack.  (Yes, sorry)

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - bit of wall with door for kitchen

You see that light on up there? That’s the doorway that needs a door. Through that doorway we’re looking at the underside of the steps up to the linen room area

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - bit of wall with door for kitchen 2

As you can see, when the older great hall block is removed, it’s a very narrow door and quite tall – ah, yes, forgot to say it’s a split door with a smaller open top bit.

In the first of these three photos the new doorway is on the right.  Most of the horizontals on the central section of this pic are added/dug out/renewed in order to support the flying doorway at the end and give it some rigidity as it flaps around there in the breeze.  Actually, at the moment it’s pretty firm.

Are we nearly there yet?

You may well ask.  Here’s some of the intended layout back here.

I’m off to do some general domestics and then perhaps squeeze in some sorting around the work area and then, if it’s still daylight, crack on with the missing bits of Hogepotche.

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