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 Post subject: My First Loggie House
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:53 pm 
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This is my first Loggie house. It was a fun project, very different from the past houses I’ve done. I will diffidently want to make more of these charming houses.

Here are a few things to share about this house. When talking to Pete, most Loggie roof tops are made with cotton batting and the more expensive ones are covered with white coconut mixed with glitter. I choose the coconut glitter mix. The base is covered with fine sawdust, but I left the base unpainted. I used a stippling technique on the sawdust, leaving just a bit of the cardboard to show through.

Thanks go out to Howard for this great pattern and Pete for his coconut, windows and door.


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Wow, for a first attempt, way awesome.


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Looks great Lynn!

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Lynn,

I love this loggie. It is so beautifully accurate with the paint on the sides of the logs. The roof looks great as well. The other thing I really like is the base - sawdust, you said. Excellent.

When you work with corrugated cardboard like this, how to do you keep it from getting squashed and losing its shape when gluing, for example?

Lucy


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Hi Lucy, thanks!

When I cut the cardboard I but 2 sheets together flutes facing each other. This locks them together and stops them from crushing from the pressure of cutting.

After gluing any flutes that got crushed I just insert a toothpick roll it a bit and then take it out. That's fixes it right up. You could ever but the toothpicks in the flutes before gluing so you can give it a bit more pressure when gluing.

I found the best way to paint the different colors on the logs was to use a Q-tip.


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What a great idea. Thank you so much for that.

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That is great!! I want to try one!


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Awesome job Lynn, those loggies can be tricky and you nailed it. Also love the brick chimney!


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