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Mar 26, 2010

Day 1

Ok, you need to know one thing: I decided not to have wooden walls at all.... There are probably a lot of easier and maybe cheaper ways of constructing the walls but I found these wonderful children's toys some time ago and wanted desperately to use them in this project! So here I present you(something my great Spanish Followers may know:))) a Spanish company by the name of Teifoc and here is one of their products to show you it IS a childrens' toy;) When I first saw these bricks I knew I must make the office's walls of them! You can easly buy the Teifoc bricks in Poland.(Now you know why I needed these days off...) The Teifoc kit contains bricks (of different shapes and colours), a bag of cement powder, a plastic bowl and plastic parts (like windows and doors), a small trowel and a building plan or plans. The cement must be mixed with water and then you can put the walls together;)The best thing about the Teifoc bricks is that if you are bored or not pleased with what you built you can demolish the building by soaking it for a few hours in water.(Hope there is not going to be any flood in our flat:)) So here it is the first day of building, the sun was up on the sky and I was putting first rows of the walls up. You can see the Teifoc box in the right corner of this photo. The sun was almost down when I finished the first day with the walls half way up. I really enjoyed this hand work ;)

15 comments:

Michelle's Mad World said...

This IS a first by far! I have NEVER seen a dolls house room built with real bricks (only on the outside or inside for decoration!). Gosh, so very different and you've done a fair ole bit so far. Hmmm, are you having a roof, if so how are you going to add/support it?

Michelle xxx

The Old Maid said...

I am still thinking of the roof, Michelle. So far there is none, but lately I've been thinking of making it of something differnt - the office is really heavy already:)

Debbie said...

I've never seen these bricks before, what a clever idea. But its going to be very heavy to move around.x

Merry Jingle said...

It looks really nice :) I've been thinking also of using real bricks for a orangerie, the mini ones are just real expensive, so probably have to do them myself.

Can you cut the bricks easily? If so, you could insert wooden supports in the walls to support the ceiling.

I really wait to see the process of your construction,

Ira

Tallulah Belle said...

Wow I love it...and real mortar too.

I've never seen anything like it either but how fun.

Norma said...

That really is a 'from the ground up' build! ;) It's fascinating. I've never heard of those bricks way down here in Australia. And yes, I can see why you are now afraid of flooding!!

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

This is wonderful, OM! It looks great so far, and it must be a blast to build something this way :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you, Ladies for all nice words!It is so great to read somebody likes my idea!:)

The Old Maid said...

Debbie, it already is heavy and still doesn't have a roof!

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The Old Maid said...

Ira, I haven't try to cut the bricks yet, but it is hard to break them!:) As for the costs: the biggest box of bricks I could buy in my country costs around 40 Euros and has 581 bricks inside - I needed to buy only one as big as this (and two much smaller and cheaper:))

Merry Jingle said...

Thanks for the info, guess who was already googling around to see if someone ships them to Finland :D I really would like to build myself one house from scratch and those bricks woud be quite handy :)

The Old Maid said...

Good luck Ira! Hope you will find someone to ship the bricks to Finland - if not I will ask the shop I was buying them from and let you know!

Ascension said...

Que maravilla!!!
Un gran trabajo, seguro que quedara genial y sera tu recompesa por tanto esfuerzo.
Sobre todo, no lo saques a la calle un dia de lluvia...jejejejeje
Genial!!!
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Ascension!