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Project by hunter71 posted 02-07-2019 07:55 PM 2036 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The matchstick cottage is complete. About 6 weeks work, at least an hour every day. It was a challenge, not so much in making it, just that MATCHSTICKS are not uniform in size. Every one had to be hand cut and they are NEVER the same thickness. In case you get the idea you would like to make one here’s the link. http://matchitecture.com/en/index.html
There are a lot of shortcuts I learned so get with me for any help you might want. This is my 2nd one. Also there are some added accents that are not with the kit.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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#1 posted 02-07-2019 08:44 PM

pretty cool hunter another world i never knew about.nice work.

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#2 posted 02-07-2019 09:03 PM

Beautiful result for your labors. Gives me an idea for a box of coffee stirrers I found.

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 09:11 PM

Obviously my understanding of what the term a matchstick means is needs updating.

No doubt many loads of R/C truck loads of materials occured.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjuc7--J5Rc

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 09:20 PM

Outstanding !

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#5 posted 02-07-2019 09:37 PM

Congratulations…..amazing work.

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#6 posted 02-07-2019 10:33 PM



Obviously my understanding of what the term a matchstick means is needs updating.

No doubt many loads of R/C truck loads of materials occured.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjuc7--J5Rc

- robscastle


now thats cool.toys for big boys.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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htl

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#7 posted 02-07-2019 10:45 PM

Looks great but makes my eye twitch as I remember toting all that lumber as I built real houses way back when. lol
Would it be possible to see some bigger pictures so we can really see the details, that I know are there.

I had no idea this was a kit, I had see some of the more out landis ones but had no idea you could build a really nice house frame. Are you going to go on and finish it out or keep it as an art form?

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#8 posted 02-07-2019 11:10 PM

A testament to patience. Thanks for sharing. Great job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 02-07-2019 11:42 PM

did you glue end to end for the long ones ? and what glue did you use ? beautiful home GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ DT3

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#10 posted 02-07-2019 11:56 PM

Lovely work , Awesome
Its going to be tough to get the plaster board inside for the internal lining though.
Great work
Anthony

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#11 posted 02-08-2019 01:01 AM

They supply glue, but it was hard, I use Tite Bond II all the time and it works great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 02-08-2019 01:06 AM

Doing a scratch build of our house next. 1:32 SCALE

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htl

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#13 posted 02-08-2019 01:17 AM

A scratch build of your house would be so neat, would you measure everything or take straight on pictures and work from that?
I’ve been kinda wanting to build another doll house and was thinking of like you building from what I’m living in now.
So these stick builds look interesting but for this lazy fellow plywood side would get re do. LOL

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#14 posted 02-08-2019 02:28 AM

That is pretty amazing, and just fun to look at. Well done.

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#15 posted 02-08-2019 02:44 AM

As a “KIT”, are the matchsticks provided? I remember seeing structures being built from matchsticks, toothpicks and many other materials in popular science and popular mechanics magazines going back 100 years. It was even a past time for inmates of prisons.

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