Do you know how to make model balsa wood? The little balsa wood house looks very cute and you could send it to your best friend as an unique gift. Are you interested in the creating methods? Hold on, prepare enough tools before your get started. Tools such as knife, ruler and glue are essential. Other tools such as tongs could be helpful to ease the difficulty, but it is not so important to prepare it.
When it comes to the making process, there is even no need to draw the design. But you need to determine which kind of house you want to make, the one which is easier to make or the one which seems to be much stronger. The easy-made one could be made from balsa sheets while the stronger one should be made from balsa blocks.
First, let's talk about how to use balsa sheets to make the house. From the start, you need to draw a rectangle at the balsa sheet and cut it out with your knife and then make a duplicate. These tow sheets could be used to make the back-wall and the front door of the house. And then you need to draw a combination of rectangle and triangle. The height of the rectangle should as high as the last one you cut out. Next step, you need to carve two rectangle, the length should as long as the first rectangle you cut out and the width should be a little long than the triangle. These two triangles are use to make the roof of the house. Finally, you could cut or draw a door at the first sheet you cut out and then assemble the different sheets together.
And when it comes to make the balsa house with blocks, the process is a little more complicated. If you want to make the house look more vivid, you could even cut the blocks into smaller pieces. The smaller blocks would look more like the bricks while being joined together. And the blocks should be staggered. The wall is made from the glued blocks and so it would be much stronger. When it comes to the roof, you could use the same way which is mentioned in the first method.
With the different methods, the model balsa wood house you make would be different. No matter which method you choose in the end, the final product would cheer your friend up.