Step 1: MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Sander and file
Wood glue (cheap one)
Square and circular sticks
Computer and printer
Without fixing the pieces we try to build the skeleton to check if we will like the result.
We will start with the first floor and with the roof. As you can see in the next image, we have to use four little square columns at the bottom of the structure, to be able to install the cables for the lamp.
In every floor we will drill with a big tool (if we don't have it, we also use the saw) some holes as big as we can to leave the light cross though every floor until the top.
It is important also to use two plates with different sizes for the first floor, to be able to build there the fences in the next steps.
As you can see, now the roof has four sticks that will give a better appearance.
We will use the same square stick that we used in the roof.
There will be four pieces in each window, and with the file or the saw you will have to make them like in the image.
Once you will have four, you will only need to fix them like a puzzle.
The second step will be to build fences for each floor. Using circular sticks and the drill we will make 2 holes in each one, with approximately 90 degrees of difference. Also if you want, it would be a good idea to fix a little nail at the bottom of each one of the columns.
After that we will fix them in every corner and we will set inside of the holes the fences.
Now when all the glue will be dry we will sand it all. And it will be ready for painting.
To set more decorative elements you should go to a Chinese shop and buy stuff like in the picture.
Now we will varnish all of those pieces that we want to hold with the color of the wood, including the pieces from the roof.
The easy way is to find one image that you will like, in my case I decided that I liked one with colors, so I needed a program to split the colors in RGB until I found the image I wanted.
After that you just have to print them in the semi-transparent paper. I should look something like this.
It is important to remember that the light will cross only through the white parts, so try to don't use an image with too many details.
You have to continue this process until you complete all the floors. Remember, you only have to cover 3 sides, because you will need the back to install the lights and for future maintenance.
Now we can say we have it almost ready! We just have to install a little led light, or if you prefer you can install one in each floor.