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First cork house
perlossing
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Kristianstads, Sweden
Joined: July 08, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi
This is my first attempt to build a cork house, and a need comments to improve my self.

I have built houses before, but then I have used another material. I donít know the English name on it but it is some sort of foam between cardboard. And I pull one of the layers of paper away to reach the foam. The foam is very soft and itís easy to make bricks or what you like to do by a pencil.
The foam is 4mm thick and with the cardboard 5.5mm.
For concrete just paint light grey.
Itís a little bit difficult to find but a find it in a advertising agency, they use it for writing on, for display.
Its sheets in 1000mm * 600mm














The wall in the back is made in that foam. If any one are interested I could take more pick and better ones.


cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:09 AM UTC
Per, whatever your method, it's beautiful, you may need a little more relief, to seperate bricks from grout, but maybe it's the pics.
I think you did a splendid job and you do have a brilliant future in buildings and structures !!!!
It's well thought out and architecturally sound. One l in architecturaly ?....or two ?
Anyway, I think it's a wonderful build and I like your balcony, can you elaborate some more on the construction ?
Cheyenne
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 25, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:20 AM UTC
Wow! Per! That is a really class build there!

Absolute cracker!

How did you do it?
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:24 PM UTC
Great work - passed with honor

Only nitpick might be the white cornerstones, on the first picture you can se the joint on the corner.

How did you do those beautiful windows ?

Cheers
HONEYCUT
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: May 07, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 08:09 PM UTC
Hehe so what exactly did you want to improve here Per?!
Brilliant work mate. If you are really after some 'help', then maybe the brickcourses could be straighter (minimally!) but this is a practice thing, as your technique needs little improvement...
Cheers
Brad
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Kristianstads, Sweden
Joined: July 08, 2007
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 05:41 AM UTC
Thanks for yours kindly response.

The house is built by 1.5 mm cardboard and I glue the bricks on.
Between the stones I use plaster, itís for putty walls. It is dry and you mix it with water. It is great to use for doing a lot of things, for example ground in a dio, cement blocks and a lot more. Itís strengthened with some plastic and will not crack in thin layers. And itís cheap, 5 Kg for about 15 $.
For the corner stones and the ground stones a use the same cardboard, I cut the cardboard halfway through for marking the stones.
The stones that depart the floors, the stones around the door and in the door opening and the balcony are made of the foam material.
Round the windows I use balsa wood (I think it is the correct name in English)
I paint the house with acrylic paint.

Here are some examples of that foam material









The windows are manufacture as the pics. I use balsa wood.


perlossing
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Kristianstads, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 05:43 AM UTC
sorry for the pics.



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