Saturday, October 2, 2010

House Tutorial

I will be showing you my method of building cardbaord houses.This is a WIP so I will post as my current project progres.I am busy making what will hopefully be 15 Wattle & Daub buildings. The first thing is to find some templates on the web.I like templates because you can print as many as you want and cuts out alot of measuring. Here is what I mean.

Here are some links to some good one's.If you have or know of any post the links for us to share. once you have your temp. ,print them out on plain paper.

I use a good quality 2mm cardeboard(not the plain brown stuff).Here is what I mean a Motherboard box.

Then using white glue, glue them to your cardboard.Once it is dry cut them out.

You must also make a base - you can use the measurements from your temp.I always make them bigger and trim them later. Now take your front,back and 2 sides and glue them to form a box.I use pins to hold things together.Then glue corner supports into the corners.I make the supports by glueing multiple pieces of card together.

Now glue the whole assembly to your base

I use matchsticks to help secure the walls to the base

For chimney's Ialso just glue multiple strips together

Please leave some comment - good or bad.In the next step we we look at doing the doors,windows and planking.


  1. excellent tutorial, i've got some templates for acw, this is the inspiration needed to get them done

  2. Thanks ,If you have links please post them for us all to share.



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