I intend to build in a Tudor charcoal burner on the left hand wall of the kitchen, using Brian Long's instructions, by and large. I wanted it to have a brick top, like the hotplate in one of the kitchens at Hampton Court (see photo below).
I'm using a base of balsa wood just to have something to glue the bricks to. Here's what I've got so far:
These are Houseworks mini bricks, available from most dolls' house stockists. They're a little too regular for the period, so I'm shaping them as I go. I'm nipping the bricks with a pair of pliers, which works well, but results in a lot of waste. I'm sure there's a better way to do it, but I have a couple of packages of little bricks so I'm feeling profligate :)
I'll hand paint them for detail when I'm done.
I have no idea what I'm going to use for grout. If you have any suggestions, let me know, othewise, stay tuned!
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