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  1. I had hoped to lay them down in a diamond pattern but that means a lot of cutting--I will try both methods and see how it goes. Thank you!
  2. Oh that sounds good--spackle should work as long as I am able to make it the color I want. I read someone said they mixed acrylic paint with white vinyl spackle, so I could try that. Thank you!
  3. I think that's the best option. I have sanded grout in the color I want (from when my kitchen floor was installed), but I'm going to look for a pre-mixed grout that is not sanded. Thank you!
  4. The number for Mini Magic in West Hempstead is out of service, but the folks at Miniature Designs, where I purchased the Onyx tiles, told me they are already varnished, so I could go ahead and grout them as usual, which I've never even done before, so should be interesting!
  5. For anyone struggling to cut MDF, I found this tutorial about "clearing cuts", cuts made to remove ribbons of material at the cutting edge so that your saw or knife won't keep getting "stuck" as you are cutting: https://dollhouseworkshop.net/RGT/Blogs/Cutouts/UtilityKnifeCutout.html
  6. I plan to put Mini Magic Onyx tiles into the kitchen of my Victoria's Farmhouse. They are made of mica. What have you used for spacers? Did you glue the tiles down and then apply grout? Do I need to apply polyacrylic to these tiles before grouting? (would the grout scratch the mica? Can these mica tiles be cut with the EZ Cutter tool? Thanks!
  7. I also just realized I also didn't leave bare MDF around the doors and windows for trim and shutters, but every other documented Victoria's Farmhouse construction I have seen have also completely painted the clapboard. Before I try sanding all of these spots, is there any glue that will adhere to paint? Would Quick Grip work on a painted surface?
  8. I painted all of the clapboard pieces, but now realize that there are two instances where I will need to glue a wall to this outer clapboard: the lower right side (that has the door and window) and upper right side (the double window) get glued to the clapboard of the gable's lower and upper right side pieces. Do I need to sand the paint off the 3/8" of clapboard of the gable right lower and upper clapboard pieces to get the lower and upper right side pieces to glue to them? Or will it glue anyway, despite the paint?
  9. I know these are just choices, but I'm curious as to how others have done it. Thank you!
  10. I'm building RGT's Victoria's Farmhouse. For those of you who installed coach lighting on the MDF clapboard, is it possible to mount the lighting without creating this little "backer"? https://www.imagination-house.com/coachLamp.html
  11. Thank you. I don't know why RGT did not take into account the potential for discoloration of the wallpaper.
  12. I do value yours and everyone else's experiences here--it sounds like it may just be a matter of preference. I'm just pleased I don't have more sanding to do with the MDF.
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