Eventually, I’m going to have to glue the shingles on the dollhouse. I’m wondering if I should use wood glue or liquid nails. Is there a difference?
It’s almost time to get the wood floors ready. That means I have to stain or dye the wood strips. Which got me wondering, can you use Rit Dye on Wood?
After cleaning up your paint brushes, you’ve probably got some leftover goo. Now you’re wondering how to dispose of solvents. Turns out, you can reuse them!
“Traditional’ wood stains aren’t the only option. There’s gel wood stain. And, like everything, gel wood stain pros and cons are something to think about.
Thanks to my miniature misadventures, I’ve learned that I should always prime wood before I paint it. That said, I’m kind of stuck with it for now. So, that means I’ve got to find a good way to clean it up without killing my brushes.
I am beginning to understand why people use wood floor sheets in their dollhouse. When it comes to balsa wood vs. basswood, well, I’m still learning. A lot.
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?
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.
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?
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?