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I haven't had time to work on the wash house this week. Amend that - I scraped off the egg carton bricks I'd glued onto it. I didn't like the way it was shaping up. Although the bricks were in scale with real size bricks, in place, they looked all wrong. I decided that I needed to cut them a bit bigger, and maybe use something smoother, like card stock. Another option is to score them into the plaster. Since I'm going for a look that's plaster over brick, I'm leaning towards trying the larger, card stock bricks.

I wanted to share this link to Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth Techniques . It may give you some more ideas how you might want to use the stuff.

I bet you didn't know that the fly swatter was invented in 1905.

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part 3 the cottage wash house

The insert is outside of the box.
I decided to add a bit of curve to the hood. Did you know you can sand styrofoam very nicely with a power sander? I shaped mine on my disc sander. It gave it a nice smooth finish.
An additional word about gluing styrofoam. Some glues work better than others. I used Weldbond, which is an all around glue that will work with many items. I originally found it mentioned on the website  This To That. To glue wood pieces together, though, I pretty much stick to wood glue.
The next picture is a closeup of the oven area and the top of the copper.
To make the copper I chose to use a wooden unpainted napkin ring.
I covered the styrofoam and filled in gaps with drywall compound. I've smoothed the compound somewhat, may need to add more here and there.

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