Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
We recently completed the building plans for a
10ft tall Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Now its time to get busy in the workshop to make a production model.
Follow along as we work through the building plans, offering some video tips for when you decide to build your own.
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If you have a piece of
wood that tends to split when nailing. Try dipping the end of the nail in paste wax or turn the nail over and tap the point with a hammer to dull it a bit.
Working with brads or small wire nails? It can be difficult to pick up these small fasteners, so I wrap a piece of magnetic weather striping around my left wrist (secure the ends with tape) and then drop some brads on the weather striping. This keeps them handy and ready to go!
2 hours of filling nail holes and seams. Ran out of molding and caulking, so another trip to the hardware store. There’s about 15 ft left to install.
Trimming the wainscot boxes.
Spent about 6.5 hours of cutting and installing the pine trim moldings for inside the wainscot boxes… all 32 boxes!
Basement walk in entrance wainscot, done!
About 2 hours of more sanding and painting. We have finished the entrance room. Really starting to look nice!
We’re at the paint stage!
About 3 hours finish sanding, caulking joints around window trim, more sanding and painting.
Filling in the gaps.
Between yesterday and today I spent about 10 hours installing the window trim, applying two coats of filler, drying overnight between coats.
Be prepared for plenty of dust.
Yesterday and today I spent a total of about 10 hours of cutting, glueing, nailing, installing and making a mess. The work is slowly starting to change the feel of the room. Weird how that works…or maybe its just me. 🙂