I never thought about the fact that glue has an expiration date. I know if I don’t close the cap it will dry out. But can glue mold? How? And why?
Dollhouse Floor Time: How to DIY a Balsa Wood Floor
I decided to tackle the dollhouse floor. And, by that I mean, figuring out how to place the balsa wood strips. Because I’m going to have to cut a bunch of them to size, I figured it made more sense to plan the floorboards (I use that term loosely) out before I dye them.
What Does Primer Do for Paint? More than You Ever Realized
As I’ve been building my miniature dollhouse, I’ve wondered what does primer do for paint? I mean, is it really necessary? Does it “do” anything — other than give you a white surface to paint on?
What Is a Stair Stringer? Do I Have to Have It in My Miniature Dollhouse?
If you’ve been following my misadventures, you know that I spent one day trying to ID the dollhouse pieces. I had questions. What is a stair stringer, and what does it look like?
Dollhouse Scale: What Is It and Why Does It Matter
When I started pursuing this hobby, I kept coming across the words “dollhouse scale. They were usually written as ratios like 1:24, 1:12, and so on. I had no idea what they were (except that they were ratios) or why they mattered. Everything miniature is small. That’s all I need to know.
How to Use a Miter Box for Small Wood Crafts. Hint: Very Carefully!
Today, I learned how to use a miter box. Then, I learned how to hack using a miter box.
How to Cut Balsa Wood: 3 Different Ways
I used balsa wood for a lot of elementary school projects. But, as it turns out, I have a lot to learn about how to cut balsa wood.
Sandpaper Grit: Your Guide to a Smooth Finish
I thought I had this sandpaper thing figured out. Turns out, I don’t. Sandpaper grit is a science in and of itself.
How to Batch Dye Dollhouse Shingles
My adventures in how to batch dye dollhouse shingles happened the first time I tried to batch dye dollhouse shingles.
Wood Stain or Wood Dye? What’s the Difference and Why?
As I was planning out the dollhouse I keep coming across wood stain and wood dye. Wood stain or wood dye? Aren’t they both the same thing?