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Real estate office Sss
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:47:14 PM »

Here is a sketch set that you can use to scratch build a Real estate office. I hesitate to call it that because it could be any kind of office, from insurance to a shoe store. The prototype is a Prudential realtor in Montana, so there is a definite western flair. Footprint is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 and is a relatively easy build, but not recommended for novices due to small door inset and trim parts.

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.
Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF's.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

Forgot to include templates for front door wall and its sides. Instead of creating a template, they are easy to cut out. Make 2 sides 17/64 by 3/4. Door wall is 11/32 by 3/4, with door opening cut into the center of wall.

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