Saturday, March 24, 2018

Making a mail slot for the Malibu dollhouse!




I realized that my Malibu dollhouse door needed a mail slot.  (It also needs a door knob, but that's my next project). 

 I didn't like any of the available ones on eBay because they were not modern enough or had some design, and  I just wanted something plain and modern.  I was stumped for awhile.

 I bought an aluminum sheet (available on Amazon -KS Precision Metals Stock #5255) and then I bought some serious metal cutter tool (Stanley Aviation Snips!). 

I made a paper one to check sizing.  

Then I just cut the two pieces of aluminum (one a little bit smaller than the other one). 

I took my awl (I'd already bought that to make the floors) and made dents to look like screws. I tried sanding the pieces a little.

Here's a picture of the tools:


And then I used  E6000 to glue the small piece on top of the larger one and to glue it onto the door

I showed it to my husband.  He paid the ultimate compliment - he tried to open the mail slot!  Granted, it was late at night.

(It doesn't open.)

Have a great weekend! 

11 comments:

  1. Muy buena idea y lo mejor tener ayuda de tu esposo.Feliz fin de semana:-)

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    1. Sí, él puede ser muy útil! Que tengas una buena semana!

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  2. I love the door. Great work!
    Hugs, Drora

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  3. Very ingenious idea, and I love the modern look!

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  5. It's the *little* details! Very cute!

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  6. I like your new mail slot and the peep hole, too!

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