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Hathaway Ssss
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:46:26 PM »
There have been many requests to do a western home. The Hathaway may not qualify as a western home, but it has a definite California or Arizona look. I built this one and used the sponge dabbed acrylic paint technique for stucco walls.  It features a 2nd floor, with a turning staircase and interior walls. Footprint is 1 13/16 x 2 5/8. It is an easy build, but no trim means using a filler on wall joints for smooth stucco corners.

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. Also included are 4 pics of my build in progress.

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.

None of my sketch set directions or materials are written in stone. They are only suggestions. There are many roofing choices out there as well as different doors and windows. These can be used with simple adjustments to openings on the templates. If you do decide to print shingles, there are many different color choices in the "roofing templates" thread.

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