Professor Severus Snape's Office - click on the photo to visit it

"Happy is (s)he who, like Ulysses, has travelled far...."

Mar 28, 2010

Day 2

Again the sun was shining on the sky through the whole day and I - instead of going for a long walk - was sorting the bricks, preparing next lots of cement, putting it and bricks in the rows and checking if they - the rows - are straight. At the end of the day I practically finished building the walls up and here you can see the effect.
As you can see there is a gap where the fireplace is - I didn't want to have a straight wall there and left the gap for the next day as I finally would find out the idea how to finish it. First I was thinking about airdrying clay but I was left with the number of bricks that have different shapes than rectangle and started to think how to use them.
You can also notice I didn't use all parts of the window and one part on the photo is laying away. The reason is simple: the bricks are a bit too thick comparing to the "thickness" of the window and there would be a gap between these sides if I tried to build them both in. So I might use this free part in future in some other project. Welcome to the Snape's- almost-ready-office!:) Come inside! I'll show you around!


Michelle's Mad World said...

You've done a fab job! I like how you have bricked around the door too, arches are always tricky. ;o)

Air drying clay shrinks a little, but if you allow for this, then it should be fine. Can't wait to see it filled! :o)

Michelle xxx

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much, Michelle! The arches were really tricky, specially the window ones. the result is not as good as it should be, but then again this office is a part of a very old castle, not to mention a part of the dungeons, so some parts of the walls must be not perfect ;)

Merry Jingle said...

That is SO nice, I love it!


The Dangerous Mezzo said...

It looks incredible! What a wonderful construction method ...

Roelie said...

It is a very difficult technique to work with real stones.

Greetings, Roelie

The Old Maid said...

Thank you for your sweet comments Ira, The Dangerous Mezzo and Roelie!