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Building a Miniature Wooden Cabin

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The idea for this project came from a post by Akshat on the Maker’s Asylum Facebook group.

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Inspired by the post and with the encouragement of the guys on the group, I took it upon myself to build a miniature version of the cabin.

I began by scrounging for materials at the Asylum. I found 2 small plywood sheets, which were 3mm thick – perfect for what I had in mind.

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I then measured and marked the lines needed for cutting.

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Using the jigsaw, I traced the lines I had made earlier to get a precise cut. It’s really helpful to mark your lines before you begin with the jigsaw, it ensures not just ease in cutting, but guarantees a precise cut.

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The front and back panels of the cabin were to be of the same dimension, so I cut out two identical shapes out of the plywood. It took a bit of finesse as the shape I intended to cut was curvy and tapering.

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The side walls were easier to cut since they were a simple rectangular shape.

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The plywood I had available was too thin to be nailed together. Rather I chose to use a quick bond solution to join the pieces together.

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For the door of the cabin, I chose to use strips glued together instead of a solid piece of wood. I began by making lines for the strips.

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I then cut out those strips using the jigsaw.

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And voila! Our cabin now had a door.

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To make the door be able to open, I used a piece of thick paper as a hinge, and attached it to the rest of the structure.

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For the roof, I chose to go with strips again, joining them with a quick bond solution.

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And just like that, we had a cool little wooden cabin ready.

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A coat of clear varnish ..

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Cha ching …

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