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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wood Model Construction

I have the privilege of teaching a model building class at a local college.  The final class project was a kit of this two story home.  It is built of balsa wood and is 3/4"=1'-0".  I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I opened the box and saw a bunch of bundles of wood and a set of scale plans, but it turned out being a great project.

The view shows the large open living space below and the kitchen underneath the upstairs bedroom.

The side elevation shows how the open stairs are placed in the large vaulted living room.  There is a half/bath tucked under the stairs.

 The rear of the house - note the kitchen door and window on the first floor and the bedroom window on the second level.

The front of the house


  1. Wonderful house!! I love it!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this project. I'm starting to build a 1/4 scale Spanish revival house. It's my first scratch build in this scale. I find your posts very helpful. Wish I could take one of your classes. :D
    I like the recessed entry in your previous post. My house will have one too. Again, thanks for the great photos!

  3. It looks very beautiful as a wood frame only! I love the lines of the roof and staircases, and the patterning made by the cross pieces in the walls.

  4. ¡Un estupendo trabajo!¡Felicidades! Un beso.