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HELP!

Feeling very deflated right now. I have really struggled with this front wall. The number of times I almost gave up on it and ordered a new one....Anyway, I'm still struggling. It's not wanting to close properly - despite me having measured, re-measured, fiddled, footled and test-fitted. The second story seems to fit beautifully but the bottom keeps catching. I adjust, think it should work and then have to adjust something different next time I try it. I am considering pulling all the stand out panelling completely off the inside of the bottom story and making the panelling completely flat instead. I can't do this with the second story as it's well and truly a part of the wall - but I could quite easily do it to the bottom. As it now stands, I'm really not liking that wall - it is certainly not up to the standard of the rest of the build. So....question....your opinion - should I pull off the 3D panels and create flat ones?


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I'm looking also at the inspiration photos of the shop front and I don't see that it will make that much difference in miniature.  Go with what solves your problem.

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Is it catching at floor level when you open It? I was wondering if just adding short felt feet under the base, or a thin layer of wood would give you the height needed to swing freely (assuming that’s the problem).

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If pulling off the 3D panels and replacing them with flat panels solves your problem, I would go for it, particularly if it's something you can do easily.  This must be so frustrating for you.  I hope you find a solution.

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Sleep on it. Give your mind a chance to relax and come at the issue from a different direction. It may still be fixable.

Be sure you can live with the flat panels before you go ripping out the 3-D panels. 

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I realised after I'd written this that I'd actually made my mind up already.  I ripped all the cardboard off the bottom front wall!  No matter how I had repaired it, it would have never been to my standard.  It's the front wall - people see it up close once it's opened and up close it looked shoddy.  I have since re-cut all of the bottom layer of card, painted and glued it on.  I've stopped for a coffee, but this morning I have cut all the new panelling and painted them.  All I have to do now is gild them and glue them.  There is such little wall on this piece as it's mostly taken up with windows and the door.  I'm very pleased with my decision and I'm thankful for your support!  Fingers crossed there won't be any more issues to stop me from finishing this Apothercary this weekend!!

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Many times writing out the problem reveals the solution. Glad it’s worked out for you. Looking forward to seeing the finished results. :) 

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