Front Opening Panel
The original small front panel has been over painted in white, with black [hard to remove] paint on the beams. The panel did not have hinges on it you can see the holes in the side of the side wall. The more I look at this house the worse it gets.
This panel is made of ply wood, which is made up like a wood sandwich. This sandwich had split and the layers needed gluing. I also had to add some slithers of wood where pieces were missing, you can see this in the top right hand side.
How many clamps does it take to make a wood sandwich? …… [As many as I had in my drawer.]
This is the finished Panel, with its new wooden beams and shiny hinges.
I think when hinges are fitted the panel will have a gap. I am not sure that it should have a space, must study some other pictures of Stockbroker houses to see correct position for them.
Few minutes later …………………………….
I have looked at other picture of the Stockbroker house and how the panel is fitted, and the hinges are on the side of the house as I thought. I did notice that in the pictures the panels did not have a big gap when fitted, why is it then mine has such a large gap. Then it dawned on me I had fitted the hinges the wrong way round. I just don’t seem to be able to get my head round hinges.