Porch additions to a house are very popular, because they give a great deal of charm
and character to a dollhouse. My first book, Porches Across America, featuring
my Victorian porch, created a resurgence of interest in porches; and not just on
houses, but also as room boxes. This book inspired the 1" and 1/2" porch kits. When
it comes to porches, your only limitation is your own imagination.
How to Install the Porch Posts
Porch posts or
veranda posts extend from the floor to the ceiling of the porch. Paint the
porch or veranda posts. (See the Painting
How to Install the Porch Railings
The Porch Railing Sets have
a curved top rail and a squared bottom rail grooved to accept spindles. Paint the
porch railings. (See the Painting Section.)
How to Install the Spindles and Newel Posts
Spindles can be fancy turned
or plain dowels. They are used for porch and stair railings.
Newel posts are turned or plain posts, usually with a decorative knob on the
top. They are used at the bottom and top of a stair railing, as well as on the porch
in place of a porch post. Paint the spindles. (See the
Stairway kits are adjustable
to varying heights (floor to ceiling).