|Project by grace123||posted 02-22-2015 04:17 AM||1066 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
My grandson is going to turn 5 in five days. He told me he really needs a barn to put his tractors in. So I browsed projects posted. I loved the project posted by Celldss and imitated much of what he did.
This barn is 11 inches high and 15 inches long and made of 1/2 Baltic Birch plywood.
I looked on the internet for gambrel roof angles. These are the angles I ultimately used: 70 degrees, 60 degrees for the top of the roof, then one more at 70 degrees for the miters. This picture shows after gluing and applying one set of hinges.
After the glue on the roof had fully dried, I made one wall. I traced the angle of the roof on scrap plywood and tested for fit for the walls of the ends of the barn.
After I was satisifed with the fit of the wall pattern, I made walls from plywood and cut holes for the doors and windows and applied hinges.
I cut windows into the long walls and glued everything. In this picture you can see that little trim strips made a big difference. Initially I painted the braces on the barn door, but I did not like the look. So I applied little strips of scrap.
Final touches were made. I painted a few milk cans and few drums to look like the ones we have in our barns. Our family business is farming. We raise alfalfa and beef cattle. We do not house animals in our barns. We store hay and equipment. So this barn will be a place for my grandson’s tractors. The occupants of the barn currently are zebras. This grandson currently enjoys anything and everything to do with zebras
Final shot is of my assembly table. This was made as a surprise for me by my brother. He attached a sheet of plywood onto a dual tractor tire rim. He intended it to be temporary, but I really like the fact he made it for me and here is stays.
A final thanks again to Celldss for his great idea and construction of his toy barn.