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Assembling the Miniature Putz Cottage with the Full Porch
N scale Putz style Christmas cottage with a front porch.

Printable Putz style cottage with a front porch in N scale.

Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Glue the porch base in place To finish the assembly of the full porch cottage, glue one long side of the porch base to the cottage front below the door, centering it on the door as shown. Check that the house and porch sit flat and leave the porch to dry in place.

Position the roof hold one of the columns or posts on top of the porch and use it to determine where the bottom of the porch roof support should be. Apply glue to the tabs on back of the porch roof and glue it to the front of the house, lining up the front roof edge with the outside edge of the porch roof support as shown in the photo above. Check the roof support is the correct height above the porch by using the columns/posts as spacers. Allow the roof support to dry.

Glue the columns/posts in place When the porch and the porch roof support have dried in place, add a thin line of glue to the top and bottom of the porch posts or columns and glue them in place on the porch, making sure they are centered on the door. Set aside to dry.

Glue the porch roof Take the small roof section for the porch roof and run a bead of glue along one long edge. Spread a thin layer of glue on the top sides of the porch roof support and press the porch roof in place on the supports and against the front wall of the house. Set aside to dry.

Add the front roof peak and the chimney Test fit the front roof peak and trim the ends if necessary to match the other roof overhangs. The slanted section fits against the main roof of the house. Run a bead of glue along the long slanted edge of the roof. Spread a thin layer of glue on the roof peak tabs. Press the roof onto the tabs and against the main support and hold it gently in place until it is secure. Apply glue to the chimney tabs and glue it on the main roof so that the chimney sticks up above the roof peak.

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