Category Archives: Boy’s Bedroom

Central room in attic facade

Box lid type fourth wall – or is it wishful thinking?

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but sideways on

Closing the little bedroom

Not a slider and not an interference fit – the fourth wall to the small boy’s bedroom is planned to slot both in and on the room.

A ‘sort of’ explanation

The wall itself stands away from the room by about 0.75 “ leaving a gap between itself and the front of the room. Are you with me so far?  You know, a bit like the dolls houses you can see whose front wall opens to reveal that it is deep enough to hold furniture so that some of the room is attached to the opening wall.

The lower edge of the boy’s bedroom wall slots into a ledge section made from various pieces of stripwood built up on the face of the building and finished with a decorative moulding.

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A bit of a ledge or floating floor for the figure to stand on and below it the wood that slots into the front of the building

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A view of the gap to be filled by the ‘box lid’ edges yet to be added and the floating floor just visible sliding into the room

The top, left and right sides of the wall will have box lid edges built out to infill the 0.75 “ spacing and giving the extra depth at top and sides to fit and fill the gap.  That is definitely where the wishful thinking comes in.

The whole explanation’s as clear as mud, isn’t it?  Well it will ‘all come out in the wash’ one way or the other.

The furniture, or in this case the small figure leaning out of the window, will stand upon the narrow ledge which has been added at the room’s floor level.

Seeing red?

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My camera flash has gone temperamental but you can see the way the wall slots in behind the decorative moulding
towards the bottom of the picture

The whole wall will lift up and off for removal. At the moment I’m not even certain that it will balance in place adequately so must plough on and find out!

p.s.

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As the images were opening in the software I use, two of the photos overlapped and I grabbed a screen capture. So what we have here are two photos, her behind on the left and her head on the right divided by the blue line of the photo edge and producing a slightly elongated body 🙂

The bedroom of a midnight reader

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A starting point

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We have a boy looking out at the street scene. Where is this boy’s room?

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Well, this attic space is the one that needs turning into a young boy’s room.

Clothing, games and a ‘secret’ space

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When making things, I nearly always start a little way into the story.  In this instance I built the bed before I’d finished the room.  And now, on finishing the room structure, I’m starting with clothing before I decorate the walls.

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A bedroom for a growing lad

Better bed

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