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  1. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    So I took Emily's (Fov) advice and tried out a mock-up of a different front stair configuration than I had originally intended. I added a little extension to the front of the porch to allow the first flight to descend at a right angle to the house (I will need to figure out some kind of railing for this.. I don't want my little people swan diving to the driveway when coming home from a night on the town ). The landing at the bottom of the first flight would be the same level as the front garden and their would be a retaining wall under it as indicated (this house is on an imaginary hillside ). The lower flight of stairs would end beside the driveway and they would be enclosed on the front side at least, maybe the backside also, but I kind of like the understair area as storage. There is a little alcove under the porch for access to the basement apartment. It still needs some tweaking, but I like it! Thanks for the inspiration Emily!
  2. From the album: Tig's Pierce Progress

    This is the other side of the stairs. The wasted space under them bothers me too - so I think I might try to make use of it by making a built in shelf or some sort of secret cubby hole.
  3. I finally got it! I'm building my first house, the Orchid. I literally sat and stressed for hours yesterday about the stairs, which were horrible and splintery and way too big really for the housel. So I found angieaug's video on youtube and the lightbulb went on. I cobbled together a set this morning that fits like I want and she made it easy as pie. Eating pie that is, lol. So thanks to her! They are drying but I need to figure out wallpaper and stuff before I put them in permanently.
  4. Hi everyone, I’ve been struggling with the Beacon Hill stairs. Problems with glue, dog thinking my stair assembly was a toy and managing to get to it.(when did he learn to fly.?????) Most of it was saved. I cut new parts from the discard cutouts. But I’m not thrilled with my doggie enhanced stairs. Can I buy a ready made staircase that will fit? I saw a curving staircase on line It would be worth it to me to buy it if it would fit to get past the frustration. Has anyone tried something like this? Has it worked out? Thanks Austin’s mom photo of stairs is attached
  5. From the album: Shabby Chantilly

    Yay!! The stairs are in. The install gave me serious anger issues but I finally got them in.
  6. Not a question....more of a rant. I love my laser cut Chantilly but I really am angry at the stairs. I mean, seriously? Why?? Why fight me on the install? Let me tell you....they didn't look hard and the instructions are a bit lacking but holy smokes! The slide in stair rail is a b#tch!! Rant over. The end.
  7. From the album: My First Dolls house

    I planned on leaving the landing open to the downstairs but realism won out and I had to make it look usable aka safe. I made the banister to match the dining room divider.
  8. Qubanqtee

    stairs included

    From the album: Queen Anne Row ACP

    hope the instructions aren't in german lol
  9. Hi, Has anyone moved the interior bathroom wall over to make a passageway to the 2nd bedroom to make it more realistic? Am thinking of making a removable wall for the bathroom so its more logical than having to walk thru the bathroom to get to the 2nd bedroom. This would mean that I'd need to have a banister for the left side of the 2nd staircase and this is where it gets complicated. I'm thinking of making interior walls for the lounge and dining room so I wouldn't need the banister for there so I'm debating whether to either cut off the wall part of the ground floor stairs and use that banister for the 2nd staircase which makes sense to do so. Any views on my idea before I commit this to reality?
  10. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    Today I did a little maths and figured out the size of the cantilever off the porch for the redesigned front stairs. I've glued my three flights of stairs together and mocked them up here. I still have some tweaking to do, but I like how they are turning out. I think I will have the top flight as painted wood with railings to suit the porch railing (which I will be changing). The second and third flight of stairs will either be completely bricked in a brown tone brick or have bricked risers and and "concrete" slab treads. You can't really tell here but there is a decent window well under the porch and first floor bay window, so that the little basement dwellers aren't completely underground. Can't wait to get this foam encased in something! It's shedding like crazy. I've vacuumed 4 times today!
  11. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    Today I did a little maths and figured out the size of the cantilever needed off the porch for the redesigned front stairs. I glued together my three flights of stairs and mocked them up here. I moved the second flight of stairs back in line with the top flight as suggested by @Debsrand56. You may also notice that I've managed to tone down the pink stonework... That is if you aren't distracted by the hellacious bloodbath on my foam! (Well, not really, but as you can see I've also been working on a tree and the colour of my air dry clay is.. erm.. unfortunate... Not to worry crime scene clean up will be achieved with gesso. )
  12. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    Working on the Landscaping Board today... I know it seems like a job for the end but I need to at least lay out the plan and mock it up because the hillside will determine where "stone"goes on the outside of the basement. Additionally the new front stairs are an integral part of the landscaped hill and therefore careful height planning is needed to incorporate the stairs later. I've decided on three flights with two turns, thanks to the greenleafers who weighed in last post and suggested three. As you can see it's a fairly rough mock-up but you get the idea. I've built the second flight of stairs into the "hillside" because I felt this was more realistic for a hillside set of stairs rather than having them cantilever off the retaining wall. A bonus is I won't have to have railings on this flight & it also allows me to butt the third flight up against the wall creating the need for only one short stair railing at this level. The other bonus is it allows me to extend the hillside at the front of the board to allow more front yard even though I will likely shape this front portion of the foam into a gentle slope with a smaller retaining wall to soften the look. Looking at this picture now.... I might also move the second flight of stairs backwards a bit, to line up the lip of the top step with the back of the top flights last step... I think it looks a bit strange at the moment and it will also give me a bit of space between the driveway and the front path for greenery.
  13. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    Working on the Landscaping Board today... Still very much in mock up mode... As you can see I've just used random pieces of foam to simulate the lower landing. I may even put another set of three stairs on the other side of this landing facing back towards the apartment door. That way the little occupants have a choice of stairs whether going to the garage or the front gate. The foam will all be covered in water putty or some such product (again thanks to the Greenleafers who made suggestions.) to simulate a painted cement retaining wall. It'll probably have some cracks in it with plants popping out,.. or maybe a garden bed at the top (of the shortened) wall with hanging plants spilling over.. or vines.. I don't know yet but something to soften the effect. It will need to be something that is not caustic to foam.. found out the hard way today that spray adhesive melts foam...
  14. From the album: stairs

    I planned to use these stairs to start with. Then I noticed the inlay in the flooring runs right through it.
  15. I'm really wrestling with this issue and I need your honest input. I assembled my stairs from the first floor to the second and put them in place for a fitting. It was at this time I realized he inlay in the floor runs right through the stairs. Oh no how awful looking. After looking at this from every direction I started thinking outside the box. I came up with a design that would keep the stairs above the floor so it doesn't interfere with the inlay. The problem with this idea is they are a more modern design so I'm not sure if they will look okay in this house. Keep in mind these are just taped to the wall for now. They are like a Z shape so the first floor stair also supports one of the second floor stairs. Both sets of stairs would have some type of railing so picture them with railing installed. Any input would be welcomed no matter how harsh. I wish I had planned that flooring totally different but that can't be changed. 
  16. MiniCrazy

    stairs 2

    From the album: stairs

    I came up with this design. Since it is above the floor it doesn't interfere with the inlay.
  17. It bothers me that the attic on the Rosedale is inaccessible - just a hole in the floor. I've looked at pulldown stairs or just building another staircase, but that wouldn't be easy to do at this point because the basic structure is assembled. Also, the Rosedale is painfully small, and I don't want to lose more floor space. I saw the Greenleaf newsletter suggestion to make fake pulldown stairs. I'd prefer something more functional, but maybe that's no longer an option because the structure is assembled?
  18. I'm planning on putting stairs in my cigar box house project. I've looked at Railroad accessories and the stairs have a stringer with treads but no risers. I'm sure this is great for those outdoor setting railroad scenes, but not for my indoor needs. I considered these from Petite properties: http://petitepropertiesltd.com/onlineshop/index.php?_a=product&product_id=279 But I am doing unusually high ceilings in my cigarbox house (4") so these would be too short. I am open to partial faux stairs and "suggestions" of stairs as this scale is hard to work in. IN SHORT - I am looking for any input on making tiny stairs. Did you give up? Did you find it easy? Did you make stringers with risers and treads, or just use little blocks of wood? Thanks! I've fallen way down the rabbit hole and am dabbling in 1:48 scale. With laser cutters, the furniture options seem to have really opened up and even gotten more affordable.
  19. Happy new year! :kicking: Here I am with five hours to go before 2015 begging for dollhouse help from the wonderful forum members! I was wondering if anyone has had any problems installing non-kit spindles, balustrades, railings and newel posts on Greenleaf stairs. Here is my background: I totally destroyed the stair railing from my Lily kit, so I'm trying to use alternative (houseworks) components just to make the raining, spindles, etc. (but not the stairs--treads, risers and stringers--themselves). I've tried to use what remains of my railings as a guide, but nothing is working! The railings do not fit on the spindles and newel posts (even though they are designed to). I'm wondering if it's because the Greeenleaf (Lily's) stairs are not the same angle as "regular" dolls' house stairs…? Thank you for your help in advance! I've been searching this topic and nothing has come up specifically about this kind of "bashing" (to my knowledge). Bonne Année to all!
  20. moonberry

    stairs

    From the album: My Arthur: Santa's House

    I wanted to add some pizzazz to the red stairs with a white accent. Thank goodness I kept all my scrapbooking punches from the 1990's! Even though these will not be visible from the rear opening of the house, I hope they look pretty when seen through the front door or window.
  21. dooder85

    Fairfield 4

    From the album: Fairfield

  22. From the album: My First Build: The Beacon Hill

    Woo hoo! Stairs are stained and installed!
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