"The Art Barn"

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Project by Thomas Porter posted 11-21-2007 08:15 PM 2410 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a sign for my wife’s new workshop. It’s scrap masonite letters painted black over a Cypress board. The cypress should turn grey over time and look really neat. I cut the letters using a bandsaw and a rotary tool for the insides of the letters.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 08:39 PM

Nice job on the letters.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 09:54 PM

magnificent – it truly shows off what you might find inside – “art”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 11-22-2007 02:04 AM

A man of many talents. Those look very professional. Is your wife an artist too?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Thomas Porter

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 03:25 AM

I recently purchased a pottery wheel, a big electric kiln, and this barn for her birthday. She wants to do ceramics in her own studio.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 06:22 AM

Good Job. I’m jealous, I’d love to have an Art Barn.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 10:28 PM

Looks Great! – ummm, whats her “Art Barn” doing in your wood shop! (lotsa room in there!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Thomas Porter

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#7 posted 11-23-2007 01:34 AM

Don’t worry… I’m not losing shop space. I’m gaining shop space! :-) This building is completely seperate from my shop. I have a 30’x30’ shop that is dedicated to woodworking only! This is just her own creative space to work. It’s 12’x18’ with two 6’x12’ lofts. I’ll post my shop photos one of these days, and then I’ll post hers. We’re designing the interior setup of hers right now.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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