Friday, November 4, 2016

Installing a door into a dollhouse

This is especially if the door is to be opened and shut - repeatedly. As in a child playing with the dollhouse.  Before any gluing, test your door to see if it will easily open.  If not sand the edge so it will be able to swing open and shut.  Use a piece of seam binding, fabric or ribbon that is at least twice the width of the edge of the door.  Glue this to the inside edge of the door lining up the edges. Which ever way the fold is, that is the way the door will swing.   The side that would have the hinges on.  Let it dry completely.  Trim the top and bottom off of any excess seam binding.  Fold the seam binding back on itself.  Put glue on the outside length of this half.  With the door open, press the glued side of the seam binding onto the door jam.  While the door is drying, prop something under the door itself to hold it up in the position even with the door sill (bottom).  You don't want the door pulling the seam binding away from the jam as it is drying.  Once the glue has dried, shut and open the door a few times to make sure it is working.  Now you can glue on your door handles if you have not already done this step.

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