This project will be building a row of three buildings for a downtown area.
I'm starting with three different cornice moldings for the top of the buildings.
These determine how wide each building will be.
The three buildings will be a cafe on the left, a bank in the center and a hardware store on the right.
The cafe will have a glass front with a glass panel that wraps around the corner.
These "store fronts" are available as a kit.
This is how they look when assembled.
Assembling the store front sections together.
The bank will have an elaborate Victorian style entrance.
That is also available as a kit.
Here it is all put together.
Here are some of the other windows and doors that will be used on this project.
I like to use 1/2 inch plywood for a nice strong base on my buildings.
On this project though the hardware store will have a loading dock out the back so I need some sort of base that I can glue the support post too for the loading dock.
Also the cafe is going to have some interior details like tables & chairs and maybe a counter so the floor has to be lower than the 1/2 inch plywood.
After I cut out the 1/2 inch plywood base I then cut out another section out of 1/8 inch paneling.
This section of paneling will be glued to the underside of the plywood base and provide the area on the back of the hardware store to glue support post too.
It will also be the floor of the cafe.
The floor section for the cafe is cut out so it can be removed from the rest of the base.
This is to make it easier to put the interior details in the cafe and the store front will be glued to it.
Then this section can be assembled onto the row of buildings ( like I did with the radio store front on the last building ).
Part of the cafe floor will slide under the 1/2 inch base wood and can then be attached to the base with flathead countersunk screws to hold it in place.
Edited by jdcrawler, February 11, 2013 - 10:47 AM.