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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  1:01:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I figure with spring planting season upon us, I'd better get some more things finished with this barn.
So today I'm going to show you how I dealt with what's supposed to be the workshop area in this last addition to this barn that I showed you.
Here's the fig.14 template that shows how the kit's instructions tell us how to put this together.
I have decided to change mine from what the instructions call for to better suit my needs to use this interior space as a place to photograph vehicles in.





Here is the laser cut framed wall comes in this kit.
I will cut this framed wall into 2 pieces for my use.





I needed to add a 2x4 to one of the walls after cutting it in 2.
And I plan on placing it into the back left corner of this workshop/storage space, like I have shown it in the photo below.





So this little room that I'm now calling an office gets covered over with 2x8 horizontally laid boards.
And the top of this office I covered over with 2x12 boards.
This upper portion will be used for storage space.
I used a small square piece of the white cardstock material just above the office space to help block the light that will be used inside from leaking upwards.
This cardstock square also gave me something to glue the 2x12 boards to.
Here is how it came out looking when I was finished with it.




I had a bit of trouble fitting the plastic window & door into the openings provided.
I got the window to fit with some sanding of the opening.
And I decided to use a different door that I could leave in an open position instead of the closed door that came with this kit.
I then turned my attention to the Fig.15 template that shows the 3 ladders that are needed in this barn.
One of them used on the office and the other 2 for the main barn lofts.
Also the handrail for the upper storage area above my office space.
I had to adjust the handrail template for my changes.




I also added some signage to my office.



This is how this office/storage will look inside of my space.





And how it will all look when viewed from above.
I still plan on adding a bunch of details/junk to this upper storage area.





That's all I have for now, thanks for your interest and for having a look!

Greg
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  2:26:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another view of this new office looking through the barn doors.




Greg
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JeffB
Crew Chief

Canada
697 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  3:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks great, Greg!
When I was a kid I remember the farm calendars that had pictures of cowgirls with horses. You could have one hanging on the inside of the door to the office.

Jeff
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  5:49:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Jeff.
I like your cowgirl with horses calendar idea, now I just have to find one.

Greg
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3893 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  7:00:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, It keeps looking nicer and nicer.

Bob

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  7:35:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Bob.

Greg
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6896 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  7:50:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking Good, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  8:10:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, always nice to have your encouraging comments.

Greg

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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  9:52:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the whole thing looks like the real deal. at some point though, as much as it'll kill you, you're gonna have to dirty up the barn. barns are dirty. all of 'em.......
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2754 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  07:19:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good. Greg. Where did you get the pitchfork that's in the oil drum?
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  07:58:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

The office and mini loft add a lot of interest to that large area. Really well done.

If your barn were the set for a 50ís TV western somebody would eventually be impaled on the pitchfork sticking up like that.

Mike
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  10:17:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Kevin, Bill & Mike, for your posts.

Kevin, I promise things will eventually get more barn like in appearance.

Bill, all of those garden & farm tools are from a little set of them produced by "Artitec"

Mike, I hope no LP's get impaled on Chester's new pitchfork!

Greg
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3893 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  1:39:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Bob

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  1:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for the calendars!
I like the first one from 1939 the best.
Keep an eye out for it, on the back of Chester's office door.

Greg
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5497 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  6:28:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Oh brother here we go with this NON-GMO vs. GMO corn debate.




Frank
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