Birthday horse barn

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Project by Sawdust2012 posted 11-23-2014 02:17 PM 1383 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When your kids think you can make toys, you are in trouble. This is a pretty simple design, that my inexperience made far more complicated as I progressed. Its framed in Poplar with pocket hole joints, then covered in 1/4” plywood. There is also some Ambrosia Maple scrap used for braces, the gate, and the interior trim around the windows. It dawned on my about 2/3 of the way through that I could have skipped the framing process by using 1/2” to 3/4” plywood! The light is made from a ping pong ball with led Christmas lights stuffed in a hole in the top. Its mounted on a piece of red oak from her Great-Grandfather’s barn in middle TN. Its around 100 yrs old. Someday she’ll understand.

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 02:20 PM

That looks like a lot of fun for a kid! ...ya, its one of the best pay offs is to see your kids eyes light up. Nice work there.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 02:32 PM

Dear Lord in Heaven, PLEASE, PLEASE dont let my granddaughter see this. She’ll WANT one! Amen”

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 03:01 PM

Great job. I think it looks better framed and skinned as it is than if built out of 1/2 or 3/4 plywood.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 03:46 PM

Cool barn,what kid would not love it.

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 05:36 PM

That is really cool, and the family tie to the history of the wood, makes it more special. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 11-24-2014 08:11 AM

Don’t even know if there are words for that. Amazing. And the history makes it all the more amazing.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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