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Yesterday I spent most of the day reading a very interesting book on manifestation of status and power in a smallish Swedish town between 1650 and 1770. It's by the historian Gudrun Andersson from Uppsala University here in Sweden (and who does some really interesting research). However, since I also have a lot of pain in my body which makes it hard to concentrate on what I'm reading when it gets too strong I alternated between reading and piece by piece making a sink for the dolls house. It has a wood storage and is modeled on the sink in my grandmother's house.

The measurements were taken in part from my own kitchen cupboards ( depth and width) and partly from this kitchen catalogue from 1946. It doesn't give any dimensions, but by looking at the woman sitting I got an idea of how high it should be; I already knew that it should be lower than modern sinks and cupboards.

The sink is divided in two parts, but not like in modern (Swedish) sinks where they are side ot side, but with the one for doing the dishes nearest to where you stand and the one for rinsing and pouring out liquids nearer the wall. The division was made by plywood and glue to fill up where the plywood wasn't. This is because I didn't have any spackling paste at home.

The cupboard was glued togehter with contact adhesive.

The paint wouldn't stick so I sprayed it with grey primer paint. This was good in one way, but bad in another, since it dissolved the plastic. Not totally, but the bottom is less even and rather soft now. Next time I will try sanding and see if the paint sticks then.

Painted pieces, the colour scheme comes from my gran's kitchen.

The door under the actual sink is just a normal door, but I also wanted the kind of wood storage that my grandmother had. This is also made from plywood of course.

And this is how it looks when it's finished. The tap next to the stove is to a warm water tank that is heated when you use the stove.

Date: 2014-11-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Soooooooo cute! Well done!

Date: 2014-11-09 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooooh, cool. Again, I really like how the doors and hinges actually work. The warm water tank is a neat bit of history.

>>I sprayed it with grey primer paint. This was good in one way, but bad in another, since it dissolved the plastic.

Oops! I hate it when that happens.

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