????Vaulted Ceiling????

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Project by rtravln1 posted 09-23-2012 10:02 PM 1428 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine and his wife are having their first baby soon. I wanted to give him a nice gift. He was wanting to make the girls room look like a barn. I used a lot of birch plywood to do this project. Luckily, I had quite a bit left over from a previous job. I ripped the plywood into “T&G” starting with 6” at the outside and gradually decreasing the size to 3”. Even made the “V” groove smaller as I went toward the center. The beams start off as 4 X 6 at the walls and taper to 2 X 3 in the center. The bedroom door and the closet door I made look like a stable door. I did not split the bedroom door but did give it the appearance of doing just that. I used plywood on all the walls to give the appearance of posts and beams. The one wall has a “Sliding” door that opens onto a pasture. I still have some shading to do to give the posts and beams some depth, but I think it is turning out well. I wanted to wait until I was 100% finished but am getting quite busy with work and it will take more time. Sometimes I get impatient to show off. =}

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 11:21 PM

Very cool! Memories for a lifetime for the child growing up here!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 09-23-2012 11:24 PM

Awesome job on the room. Love the ceiling. Nice detail with the diminishing v-groove size.

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#3 posted 09-23-2012 11:43 PM

Very nice. Must be a great friend, looks like you invested a lot of time on a well thought out project. I am sure she will enjoy it for many years.

-- Charlie,Treasure coast

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 02:02 AM

Wow! That is a spectacular room. A real work of art. I want that ceiling!

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 11:50 AM

Beautiful work, excellent detail. Really great job.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 04:00 PM

Could have made the crib look like a manger???
Hey this looks great, and I’ll bet there is not one more like it in the county.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 04:24 PM

This is a great room! Hopefully s/he will love horses, so it can be a welcome place for a long time to come.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 12-02-2012 07:53 PM

What a super room


-- 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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