Finally I have finished my Tudor Tower who-dun-it project. This castle has a story. It had been destroyed in the past. The tower survived and an enterprising Medieval developer turned it into some shops and a drinking spot. But it has a murky past. A mysterious death in the top room. Then, for years, anyone who slept a night there was discovered the next day. Dead. With a rictus of horror on their face. Who dun it? A malicious ghost? When I take it to shows, next one in Nelson, New Zealand, a competition will be run. The person who solves the murder will get a gift. That's all I am saying here, right?
I wanted this Tudor Tower to deconstruct to take to shows. All the construction hinged around this. Now complete, we have a carpet seller on the ground floor, a baker on the other side and a sly grogger in the tower. And at a show, a body in the bedroom, a murder sheet and a quiz - who dun it?
It all fits together with one screw holding one corner. The roof has an overhang that keeps all the walls in place. The tower pegs into a turntable which turns the tower into a hinge. I can get all these bits into a suitcase. And it takes about 15 minutes to put it all together again. A Tudor Tower who-dun-it finished after many intermittent months of work. While making the Tower, I also created some Tudor projects. I'm sharing this one, which is making a Tudor rope bed that you can download from here.