Friday, May 11, 2012

Building Construction Model & A Future DIY

So I built a house. 

Well, the frame of a house. Out of little wood pieces. 
With an exacto knife and a glue gun.

I made this for my Building Construction class, a class of only 5 girls where we learn about the structure of an interior and what goes on inside the walls of a building. I've learned so much in this class, and now I have this little model to remember it by!

We started by making elevations and floor plans of the walls.

Then we bought some balsa wood, cut them to size,
 and started gluing! 

Many hours and glue covered fingers later, and the walls are done! I've always wanted to build my own house someday. Now I can say I have! Except I was thinking of a house I could actually live in. But for now, this will do. That'll do, Pig. That'll do. {that's from the movie Babe, if you weren't sure why I was suddenly talking about a pig. Sorry, couldn't resist!}

I've said it before and I'll say it again, 
I feel so blessed to be studying what I love.

PS: I'm super excited to be over at The Designer Lifestyle today sharing my favorite piece of furniture and my ideas for it's transformation this summer! Click the link to go see how I found this gem and what I plan to do with it! And if you haven't been to the Designer Lifestyle yet, I definitely recommend you check it out.She's a future fellow interior design student! Woo hoo! So excited for her. You will love her and her definitely go check it out :)


charmaine said...

I popped over from the Designer Lifestyle. You have a great blog. Following you now.

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

That little room is so cute/awesome! :) Thanks again for the guest post my dear! I need to learn to sew!
Tiffany Leigh

Aussie Barn said...

These all frame of a house just amazing. This material is perfect for building. After reading it i follow the all ideas which you give.

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

What a cutie miniature house! I love it! :-) You did a great job.

Davidgibson said...

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chris martin said...

Conservatory sunroom Wood is carbon neutral, sustainable and unlike other building products, does not require huge amounts of energy to make. In addition to this, we have a partnership with the Wildlife Trust and use only the finest construction 'QPA' grade oak from carefully managed European woodlands.

Jack Andrew said...

This is going to be good crafting stuff for kids summer vacation. They will love to create and play with it.