Friday, May 26, 2017

Craftsman Cabin Turned Mid-Century Modern Ranch

Ever since I sold the Mid-Century Bungalow a few years ago. I've wanted to do  another Mid-century modern build.  Here's what the MCM Bungalow looked like:


As you can see it's similar to the HBS Craftsman Cabin which is this year's Creatin' Contest kit.


I finally decided to start the build even though I have three unfinished projects that I'm "working" on. I haven't decided if I will enter the contest this year.  I guess it depends in whether or not I actually finish it.

 I've made quite a few changes to the kit.  First I closed up the front door, picture window and the window on the back side.  I also cut two new doorways and all new windows.  

 I moved the front door to the other side and put an addition on the left to make a bedroom and bathroom. I also made a triangular window much like the MCM Bungalow.

 It will have a sunken living room.  I cut a square in the floor and put one inch supports under the area where I cut.  Since the kit has a raised floor this worked out perfectly.

 I used 1/4" fiberboard for the addition because I can't find 3/8" anywhere.  The windows are a little deeper than the walls so I will cut some mat board to thicken the walls a bit.

 The angled roof line will be extended to make a car port a lot like this one.

I really wanted to use these mini concrete breezeblocks from Mini Materials for the realism, but I think they will mage it a little too heavy and I would need A LOT of them.  I will just do my best to make them with the laser cutter. Wish me luck!

#HBSCREATINCONTEST2017

12 comments:

  1. I love how it looks! Especially that carport with the deco brick. I'll bet you can do them on the laser cutter. Or through Shapeways in a pinch.

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to doing the car port.

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  2. How Marvelous that the HBS kit is so close to your previous Mid-Centrury dollhouse. I really like the modifications which you've made to the kit, thus far but when I saw the illustration of the house with the carport, it took be back in time to the first house I ever lived in as a toddler.
    I always remembered that house as HUGE but revisiting it 50 years later, I was astonished at how small in Reality, it actually was!
    Looking forward to revisiting this [nostalgic] build of yours again :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Isn't that funny. The house I grew up in was for sale awhile back so I went to the open house and it seemed so tiny.

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  3. De momento has dado un cambio de imagen importante. Me gustará ver sus progresos.

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  4. Its looking great! Keep up the good work.

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  5. I was sad when you sold the MCM bungalow. I don't think I could have parted with it. So I'm chuffed to see you start a new build. Looking forward to seeing your progress :0)

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    1. Believe me, I regretted it after it was gone.

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  6. These are excellent changes! :D Looking forward to seeing what you create.

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  7. Cyd this is so exciting! The changes you've made and the plans you've shared have me so eager to watch the progress! I hope you find lots of time for building, creating and sharing!

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