Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 6 – A Cellar Entrance

This Part 6 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun.

A Cellar Entrance

The old house I grew up in had a large and dark cellar. Sometimes Mum would send me down to get some potatoes or jam. I always used to talk loud with her as I moved slowly down the stairs, never telling her I was really scared of it all, you see there was an alternative entrance and although it was always locked I always feared someone having broken in and was waiting there to scare the shit out of me. But I was too tough to tell Mum. I used to arm myself with my favourite stick, it could pretty much be anything from a lightsaber to a full fledged Mauser Rifle – they do not do sticks like that anymore.

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Well I guess any intruder would have been quickly scared off at the sight of this tough Norse warrior.

Today we are are doing a piece of clutter to allow the creation of added interest to a house by doing an external cellar entrance. Something like the pictures below.

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First I cut out (15mm scale) some pieces on cardboard to do the planking on. I did them about 40mm long with a slope up to to 10mm tall as seen in the picture with a roof.
Basically the walls and the roof ready for planking
Cut your coffee stirrers lengthwise to get some planks
Glue on the carboard pieces (not I messed up one of the sides and glued it the wrong way around, I did fix it later though)
Then do the same with the front part
You will end up with the following parts. Note the front part has two added planks to define the door.
Glue them together and cut out a base
Add a handle and some detail on the roof, done
Paint it to fit your real estate, just put it next to your building and you have an instant cellar.

And that budget, well we were at Ā£17.93 yesterday and this project did not add any additional costs, so we are still within the overall budget!

Tomorrow we are making a compost unit, see you then.

/ Hope that was of some interest

7 thoughts on “Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 6 – A Cellar Entrance

  1. Nice cellar entrance, and background… they certainly do not make sticks like that… please add a trigger warning to us ex teachers from England… I twitch every time I hear the words KS2 SAT’S šŸ˜…šŸ¤£šŸ˜…šŸ¤£šŸ˜…šŸ¤£

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  2. Pingback: Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 1 – The Pig Sty – Roll a One – Wargaming Blog

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