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In this instructable I will show you how to build a 1/64 scale model house. the way you cut the craft sticks determines how the house will look, I used wire cutters because thats all I had to cut it with so its crooked in some places.

What you will need:

wood glue
750+ craft sticks
foam board
cutting tool
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Step 1: Draw Plans

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First you need to draw the plans on paper then scale it up to the foam board. I used 1 inch = 2 feet.

Step 2: First floor

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After you have the floor plan drawn out on the foam board you can start making the walls for the first floor. I spaced the studs 1/2" apart and made the windows/doors 1" wide.

Step 3: Floor beams/Stairs

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Once all the walls are up for the first floor you can put in the floor beams that hold the floor of the second story up. You can also put the stairs in at this point which a made in a zig zag pattern.

Step 4: Second Story

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Now you get to repeat the process with the second floor. Before you get to many walls up you need to put the sub floor in.

Step 5: Roof 1

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After you get the walls up you can make the roof.I started with the garage.

Step 6: Roof 2

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Now we need a roof over the main house. I started with the roof trusses, I had to make a dozen of these to be able to put a decent roof on. If you need a reference look in your attic.

Step 7: Roof sheating

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I didn't do this very well cause of the trusses underneath being uneven cause of being cut with pliers but it turned out pretty good.

Step 8: Final thoughts

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All in all it was a good project that took a few days to build. It would have turned out better if I could find my dremel and if it had bits. For using wire cutters it turn out bad but now I have a cramp in my hand.
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rubyblaze11 year ago

so crateive

Could you post the blueprints to this house? or at least all the measurements?
heathbar642 years ago
Very cool! I've always meant to do something like this, but haven't got around to it yet. I wanted to build from an actual set of blueprints and cut the different lumber to scale sizes etc. Maybe you have given me the bump to get started.
tommy88473 years ago
Hi there,
Great project!
I find the scales when it comes to sourcing accessories for the build is the difficult bit! Peoples scales are different... What i mean is... for example....
Yours is 1/34 scale but your doors are 1" wide making them 34" wide in real terms when they would usually be 30" as standard ( 1/30)
As a complete novice... I started off buying a 1/12 model car (die cast) then realised..... the garage and house are going to be around 4 foot wide in total! haha. The model would take up most of my spare room... and I would'nt be able to get it through any doors! haha.

1/34 is the way to go... Good luck mate!
the poodleo4 years ago
can this be converted to 72th scale use? because im making a diorama with ww2 troops, in africa, and it would be helful, because i could make it into ruins.
sco_oter (author)  the poodleo4 years ago
Sure you can, you just have to convert feet to inches. This house is in 1/16 scale where 1 inch = 16 inches.
qolque sco_oter3 years ago
I'm a little turned about by all the different scales mentioned! If one inch is 2 feet (as the first page says), that is 1:24 scale. Most house blueprints that I have built are 1:48 scale, or 1/4" = 1 foot. I just wish I could find a 1:48 model of a Toyota truck that had the doors swing open, so I could see if the garage I designed is big enough!
okay. thanks for the help.
zeldafan3 years ago
Cool how long did it take youo to bild the entire house?
sco_oter (author)  zeldafan3 years ago
3 days
hegemann444 years ago
you should post measurements
Jon3164 years ago
Are you going to finish it like a real house or just leave it as a skeleton
sco_oter (author)  Jon3164 years ago
I just left it as a skeleton. I tried to make a finished house out of a project just like this I did in school and it cost $200+ and that house was half the size.
Jon3164 years ago
DAV7064 years ago
i bought a mini-sack of craft sticks that contains 800 peices of craft sticks. is that enough?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
Depends on how big and detailed the model is.
DAV706 sco_oter4 years ago
but i buy 200 that enough for 1/34 scale?
DAV7064 years ago
is making an elevator easier than making stairs?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
yes they are but people usually dont put elevators in a suburban home.
DAV7064 years ago
if i have two foam boards and the size is the same.can i use the one as background?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
I don't care what you do its your project
DAV7064 years ago
where can i buy the foam board?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
walmart, hobby lobby, or any other craft supply store
DAV706 sco_oter4 years ago
i can buy it on other bookstores that sell art materials?
DAV7064 years ago
if my house is a 1/34 scale model,i need 1/34 scale model car when i will put it a car?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
DAV7064 years ago
this is my craft sticks.colored and is it ok when it is colored but if glued the color will not be removed?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
as long as the color is dry before you glue them it should be fine.
DAV706 sco_oter4 years ago
i bought it the color is dry.
DAV7064 years ago
which scale model is bigger? 1/64 or 1/34?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
1/34 scale is bigger. The closer you get to 1/1 the bigger.
DAV7064 years ago
can i use long popsicle stick if craft stick is not available?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
sure as long as you cut them to the scale your using
DAV7064 years ago
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sco_oter (author)  DAV7064 years ago
sometimes the sticks don't stick together and they keep falling down. Especially on the roof.
DAV7064 years ago
Criket4 years ago
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sco_oter (author)  Criket4 years ago
I don't mean to be rude but ARE YOU BLIND!!! ITS THE BIG BOTTLE OF GLUE NEXT TO THE PLIERS!! why dont you look at ALL the pics before you comment.
archer224 years ago
Very cool! It caused me to recall an early model I designed and constructed in school a few years ago.

Well done! I know how much time and effort goes into such a project. When I made mine, I poured plaster for foundations, (modeling form work in a similar fashion as the framing -only to be discarded later:P ugh) as the foundation detail is quite integral to the design. -also for chimney and bath elements. I used acrylic for planar elements so that the framing could still be seen. a threaded rod, steps and dowel spacers drilled in a jig proved a tedious solution for making a spiral staircase, but it turned out well I think.

I put up some images on flicker, a It would be cool to share some techniques and materials!

I think that project qualifies me for an OCD diagnoses however, and sadly the construction was not documented well... -was before I knew of Instructables.
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