Toy Barn

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Project by curi0usJack posted 12-21-2010 08:34 AM 35509 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is really into toy farm animals and had been wanting a barn to keep them in. My wife & I were hunting around ebay when I saw a picture of a barn similar to this one and thought “I can do that!” :-)

Barn is made from 1/2” birch plywood with maple trim. Finished with Varathane stain on sides & top, plus a couple codes of water based poly. This has since become my son’s “toybox”. Definitely a favorite with the children.

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 11:14 AM


-- Gintaras,

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 11:39 AM

That is a fine piece of work.

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 03:00 PM

Nice job!! I’m sure you have one happy boy.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 03:04 PM

That is a really nice present.
What are the dimensions?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 03:29 PM

I have seen plans for making toy barn playsets in a few different books and magazines, but none are as nice as this. I have thought about making something like this for my daughter for a while now. Excellent job.

-- Another one of Santa's elves, only taller.

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 03:53 PM

Better than anything those large mass produce toy companies can make. Looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 12-21-2010 10:25 PM

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 12:24 AM

Reminds me of Grandpas’ barn!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#9 posted 12-22-2010 06:59 AM

Great looking barn. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 05:12 AM

Great project! I would have killed for one when I was a kid!

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 03:40 PM

I’m new to lumberjocks and in the process of building my grandson a toy barn. What are the dimensions of the barn? I’m primarily interested in the footprint dimensions and height at the peak.


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#12 posted 12-04-2012 03:44 PM

what a great project ,your son will love it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-05-2012 01:37 AM

@jwill – Dimensions are 23”L x 18”W x 17”H (higher when the lid is open).

I made this before I knew anything and made the template out of paper. To this day I’m amazed it came together. I would use hardboard / cardboard as a template.

Good luck!

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#14 posted 12-10-2012 02:29 PM

Very well put together.

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