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Step 11: Glue Down the Arch Guides

  Next you are going to glue down the arch guides along two sides, just along the bottom edge of the top molding, on top of the red wall. Tape the arches together once you have dry-fitted them for two sides. This photo is of the finished arches, but you will be using the big pieces of the guide arches, plus one small part of an arch to fit them to the back support neatly. It is important to try and not have cut edges showing at the corners. You will notice here that I have a tiny sliver of box showing at the near corner, which will be touched up with paint. This happened because I forgot to check the dry fit before I glued it down. You can't even see the mistake in the finished piece. Decoupage can be forgiving if you finish it well.

Beautiful!&nbsp;I&nbsp;also love the crack finish. This would be cool to make a bird house out of =) Great job very clear instructions!<br /> <br />
Crackle not crack <br /> My bad &gt;.&lt;<br /> <br />
Thank you for that idea. You know I was also thinking of a bat house, because they like the close fit, but the lid would have to be attached against the wind. I&nbsp;have been trying to find out if they texture the inside walls of bat houses. A board on the bottom inside, glued down, plus a new little hole on the front! I&nbsp;read an article that many places are making their bird house entries smaller so that cowbirds can't get in them--they lay eggs in other bird's nests like the cuckoo and are enjoying a population explosion. I&nbsp;am going to make sure and tell the carpenters about any multi-use Idea, and think up a decoupage for a bird house--which could be sealed with outdoor epoxy. Great idea!<br />
Thanks!&nbsp;Ya&nbsp;I heard about that too. This is my new account =) (so same person)<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> Meheh<br />
Wow, great project, I love the crackle finish.<br />
Thanks! I&nbsp;only wish manufacturer's would stop messing with crackle kits. The best one on the market, Anita's, went out of business!&nbsp; It was all the rage, and then suddenly no longer &quot;cool.&quot;&nbsp; <br />

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