Wood Model House
Wood model houses are some of the most coveted and expensive model houses available today. Wooden models go way back in time and making wood model houses is, like other wooden models, an old art that carries with it years of experience and evolution over time. When building wood model houses, it takes more than just the skill of creating the blue prints and putting the materials together and that is what makes it more interesting than other types of model houses.
Wood model houses are usually made of craft sticks while more experienced hobbyists and professionals use other kinds of wood - both soft and hard varieties. Irrespective of the type of wood, carving it into shape requires a certain degree of proficiency with the tools to ensure that everything turns out according to the plans.
Once you have the wood in shape, you need to put it together and this step varies quite a bit from wood to wood. While craft wood can simply be stuck together to create a structure, there is something more needed for other kinds of wood such as strong glue, nails or even screws.
Most materials required for wood model house construction can be found at hobby stores and even at major shopping marts. Hardware stores are also a great place to look for those elusive pieces that you might need to complete your wood model house.
Building a wood model house from a floor plan or blue print is slightly harder as you cannot simply cut out the wood into shape. Cutting it is one thing, cutting it smoothly and in a straight line is something totally different. Once you cut it up, you will have to smooth the edges with sandpaper as you need the surfaces to match at every point.
Building a wood model house requires a lot more patience & skill and it is only with time that you will gain the expertise of producing a smooth-edged wooden part every time. Once you get the hang of it, you can upgrade the tools or simply make use of the existing tools better, to ensure better results for your wood model house.
It is recommended that you join a club initially to receive formal training in handling the wood although you can do so at your home as well. Building wood model houses is quite exciting as the outcome is more durable and definitely more solid and pretty to look at. Get your models up & ready and soon you will find yourself exploring the world of decorating your wood model house with finer designs and decorations.