and I couldn’t leave the lighting alone
Still making doors by a sandwich process with some form of card in the centre and paint and cladding on the faces.
I do like the door knobs to sit opposite each other, but with the door structure being fairly thin, that can be awkward as most pre-made knobs have useful necks on them for inserting in the door surface I presume, but they are too long to put opposite to each other. If I surface mount them they never stay on, not even with a bit of a pin in them. I find it easier to chop it off and fit the knob closer to the surface. I make a small hole through the door and insert a sequin pin in one of the knobs to go through.
Then I chop the pin to suitable length and stick the other knob on the pin that sticks through – just the same as with a real door with spindle. And I glue the whole lot. The card and cladding make for a bit of a rough door, I know but it does a job until I can muster a better finish.
Was moving on
Couldn’t get the mind off what would need doing to boost the first attic space lighting so, as getting nowhere with everything else, I turned attention to that and dragged out an LED light from the stored electrics that are squirreled away. It’s a ceiling light from Heidi Ott but if you invert it you can get something else, possibly.
How safe is an oil lamp do you reckon?
Cut a piece of acetate from a fairly bendy muffin case tub, leaving on a little of the top ridge – just enough cut away so that I could get a bit of a bend going
I forced it to roll up a little (not as rounded as would like) and inserted a piece of lighting gel inside, all to make a bit of the look of a lighted oil lamp.
Given it a booster step on the middle section of the wrecked dressing table, it looks OK when off, though perhaps a bit bright when lit. Something to work from perhaps
It lights that back wall nicely; I’ll see how it goes