Toy Horse barn

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Project by ralbuck posted 01-13-2021 05:04 AM 543 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Suggested to post here by Bushmaster.

Made from lot of rescued wood and new plywood. Special made for wife’s great niece.
Sizes are—tall-16”-wide 20”-& long 24”.
It does open and has corral fencing too. I discovered I do not like fencing; even in miniature – at all!

Was still a challenging and fun build. Pattern—very roughly followed an internet picture. A whole lot of T & E-also.
I do have 2 smaller ones in mind to build—they will be a lot easier. Not as many—OOOPPPPSSS!—Do overs!

Fence upright posts are $tree sticks, they seemed to work well.

AS always—Ideas-suggestions and CRITISM are all welcome—that is HOW I improve.
I finally found my photo program to let me shrink my cameras pictures again!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 01-13-2021 05:10 AM

The Master Builder, fantastic job, and paint job. artistic too..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-13-2021 07:21 AM

This is extraordinary! Some kid will realy enjoy! Awesome colours!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-13-2021 08:44 AM

That will be the delight of that little girl for sure, top marks sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 01-13-2021 11:00 AM

It is a marvel. I hope you don’t have too many great nieces to make for.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#5 posted 01-13-2021 11:02 AM

A beautiful gift from a craftsman.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 01-13-2021 11:55 AM

What a wonderful gift!!! I can imagine all the hours she will enjoy playing with this. That fencing looks great but I bet it was a test of patience to build. Like the pattern with it closing to keep everything together.

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#7 posted 01-13-2021 12:17 PM

Great job! That’ll be a fun toy!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 01-13-2021 01:31 PM

A Superb job, looks Great. Takes me back a few years down memory lane when my grand son was young and collecting collectable horses. Your wife’s great niece. will enjoy this barn and will never forget you expressions of love to her.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 01-13-2021 04:01 PM

I almost feel like I’m on a ranch. Nice work and impressive fence. I remember making ladders for a fire truck and it drove me crazy.

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

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#10 posted 01-13-2021 04:04 PM

What a unique build. Great job!! I love it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 01-13-2021 06:12 PM

Well done! A country girls version of a doll house 8^)

Next up you need to get carving some barn critters and bale some lawn clippings for the hay loft!
I’m seeing a setup for a birthday/Christmas gift installment plan.

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#12 posted 01-14-2021 12:15 AM

Great job!!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#13 posted 01-15-2021 10:17 PM

That is a super project! She will love it


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 01-17-2021 01:46 AM

Ralph…Great Project and very lifelike…..WELL DONE!!!!

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 01-17-2021 02:50 PM

a really nice gift GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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