|Project by DonB||posted 12-05-2013 08:02 PM||996 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
My 3 Y/O great grandson is visiting next week. Had to make a tractor first ( appologies to John Deer), then make a pole barn that would hold the tractor and then the infamous red barn which also allows entry by the tractor through the front doors. All parts hand made except for the shingles (450) of them all individually stained. Copied various pictures to build the three. The beam at the top of the barn was added to provide structure strength to help it remain one piece against a 3 y/o boy. The base is 3/4 plywood, and the frame is one piece 1/2 plywood, inset into the base. I almost cut a handhold in the roof to use the beam as a handle. The stall dividers are inset for strength and also provide added strength for the 2nd floor. Most of it was a fun build. The quality of the shingles was one star of five. If I had to do it over, I’d make the tractor have larger front wheels, just for looks. Trim is 1/16×1/4” strips of Masonite(?). Timing was perfect as they’ll be here Monday and can take it with them. Mailing this stuff for Christmas to Texas would have been the national debt. Also made some fencing that he can put where he needs it.