DIRECTIONS FOR BUILDING YOUR HOUSE
Draw the elevations of the building you want to build in scale on the graph paper. Don't forget each square = 1'. Include all walls and the roof. Be sure your drawings are accurate. Indicate outside measurements only. It is not necessary to indicate windows and doors right now. Cut out the elevations from the graph paper with scissors. Place elevations against either side of the building board (cardboard). Check all corners for proper and neat angles. Be sure of all your measurements. Using an X-acute cutting knife, or single side razor blade, cut out all elevations from your building board. Make cuts as straight and clean as possible. You will find it easier if you do your cutting on hard surface. Glue together, with a quick drying cement, the walls only, of your scale model. If your model has more more than one floor level, construct each level by itself and then glue to remainder of building. Do not glue the roof on! Again, using the cut out graph paper elevations, mark the exterior finishes that you want to use for your walls and roof on construction paper. Use a very light pencil line. Add 1/8" to the ends of the exterior finishes. This additional allowance will make your final finishing neater. Cut out the exterior pieces using scissors. Glue on your exterior finishes on the walls and roof using quick drying cement. Be sure, if you are using the same finish for two joining walls that you match the exterior finish before gluing. The extra 1/8" that you have left on the ends of your finishes will now let you trim and glue down the ends neatly. Cut out, the windows and doors you will need from the construction paper. Glue the windows and doors into position. Place the roof on the house. It is not necessary to glue the roof down. With a removable roof, you will be able to place room sizes. Now, you can go ahead and add driveway, sidewalks, patio, fences, ect. Landscape and finish the house to suit your fancy.