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Project by david38 posted 04-05-2017 08:35 PM 1346 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made for a friend for her grand child,this was harder than building furniture. First thing i built that i painted i think it could have been better hope she likes it,its free. sizes is 3ft long 22inches wide and 28inches high.

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 08:54 PM

looks pretty good to me ….good colors …..GREAT JOB :<))

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 09:52 PM

This is delightful! Really well done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 11:57 PM

That’s a big one. Like a farm house doll house. Nice job. It will take a lot to fill it up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 12:43 AM

Looks like they’ll have lots of fun with that, nicely done

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 04-06-2017 02:27 AM

David, Don’t think you will get any complaints. I like the framing which is close to barn structure, I might have added a barn door. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 02:30 AM

Nice job, the kid may use it for a play house.

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 03:54 AM

Your barn really takes me back ….. !
I made one for my kids when they were little, many years ago!
I used hardboard for the top because I hinged at the roof center and it would have been a to heavy made out of wood.
It had working doors and Plexiglas windows.

The color, windows, door, and roof line brought back many memories.
Nice project, thanks for the memories!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 01:48 PM

You did a wonderful job on this barn and it will be great toy. The kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 01:53 PM

thanks everyone doc i forgot to put one in i think i will be fore she picks it up.

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#10 posted 04-06-2017 02:47 PM

That’s great. I have a barn on my to do list. Hope mine comes out as nice as yours did.

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#11 posted 04-06-2017 08:19 PM

Nicely done and they are right about the barn doors.

A simple way to make the roller door look right is to use plastic report binder strip for the sliding track. Just size the door to fit in the top and then a channel to hold the base in place. Waxing with an old candle rubbed in helps them to “roll” easily too.

The strips are available in places like Office max etc. You might have to call them report covers to the store people.
Hope this helps and please re-post the changes, thanks.

Oh, the shelf was made 30+ years ago and hangs in my shop, so the dust is free!

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#12 posted 04-08-2017 01:16 PM

Very cool project David. The kids will have a ball playing with this.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 04-08-2017 03:32 PM

put a big door in for doc

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