but sideways on
Closing the little bedroom
Far too many bits of wood stuck on to make this outer face
Balancing the planned opening window in place
And viewed from above
The inner face is quite a bit neater than the outer, thank goodness
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.
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
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 idea is that the little figure will hang out of this window somehow
She’ll have to stand tippy-toe to reach out
and hopefully not fall out
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.
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!
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 🙂
A starting point
We have a boy looking out at the street scene. Where is this boy’s room?
Well, this attic space is the one that needs turning into a young boy’s room.
Clothing, games and a ‘secret’ space
(click on an image to view more clearly in full gallery and reach the link for larger image – below right of each gallery image)
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.
Buff coloured jerkin with tie fastenings
Jerkin draped over end of clothes chest
On clothes pegs at the back hang a cloak, a feathered hat and an old shift
He needs a nightcap making – this one looks a little old granny-ish
But looks a little better draped over the bed-head
First review of all bits together before moving on to making more
The bedroom is over part of the long gallery which has a very different colour scheme and overall style
On with the bits and pieces. He appears to be storing banners and streamers in this corner
Colour and size balance review of the back of the room so far
Toys and games left on the bed
“Hey someone sleeping here!”. Sorry making too much noise whilst arranging things.
The boy seems to have had trouble finding a matching pair of hose!
Sneaking a look through the small dormer window
That dog is still watching me
Time to decorate the walls. This side has a very odd camel and very old boat
On the left there’s an elephant with a howdah.
I’ve added a belt and purse to the hanging items and a fishing rod stuck in a basket of clothing. Also half a camel looking on.
A closer look at that camel
Our boy obviously collects single items. First it was stockings and now he seems to have half hidden a very muddy single boot.
On the clothes chest there’s a bag of coloured clay marbles and a set of quoits.
His hidey-hole is under the bed – one book on principles of navigation, one lamp and the all important apple
A bedroom for a growing lad