The following building took about 3/4 of an hour (taking out drying times for glue and paint)
Taking a bit more care..it would probably have taken an hour, but this made was for the article and will be re-used for a medieval house later.
How you build them is only limited by your imagination. The bigger and more complicated they are, they will obviously need a bit more planning, but after a couple of buildings, it becomes second nature.
|The tools and materials. Scissors, Biro, sharp blade, setsquare, wood glue and pins (both not in pic) and some polystyrene 4mm floor insulating sheets|
|Cut out the doors. This one will be a shop with a house attached. The doors have already got a bit bigger than intended..|
|The Gable ends can now be cut using the set square.|
|Add windows where you want them. These don´t have to be marked as here, you can cut the holes out and add windows, but after doing this a couple of times, I gave up in favour of the easy way.|
|Add glue along any touching sides and fit the walls together, using pins to hold the pieces in place as you go. Maximus is measuring up for the wallpare|
|On all my buildings I add a central wall to support the roof. This should have the top end cut to the same angle as the gable walls. Here, on the right of the building, you can see I have added a dividing wall between the shop and house.|
|This house was made at the same time by my 6 yr old daughter (pins are still in to hold the roof on) so if she can make one....;-D|