Tiny, Tiny Home Update 12/17/2019

My rustic, tiny home dollhouse project (that's a mouthful) is slowly coming along, and I have been focusing on the actual structure lately. Initially, I built it out of foam core and added strips of bamboo on both sides for the walls; however, I encountered some major warping. Plus, I didn't feel confident that they would be secure after construction, since adding glue and nails wouldn’t be as effective. So, I went to the home improvement store and bought a sheet of plywood and a jigsaw tool and got to it.

Although it was a time-consuming setback, the choice to switch to plywood worked out really well since I could now safely nail boards together to provide a solid structure.

After constructing the basic house, it looked like a mess. I call this the awkward, teenage phase of a project where you really have to try and see the finished project through the sad lump of wood that’s in front of you. If you’re at this stage and feel stressed, just know that once the trim starts getting added, it begins to really come alive.

I’m not even close to completing the trimming which includes doors, windows, baseboards, and ceilings. But the addition of a few pieces of stained balsa wood, and it’s beginning to look much more like an actual house.

In fact, it’s beginning to look so good that a pair of mice moved in for the time being J


  1. If at first you don't succeed... Great work remaking the structure! The house is looking so charming!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I am very happy with the decision to redo the structure even if it took more time.


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