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Little Things on the Little Barn

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 21:47
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There seem to be scores of details to finish up on the Little Barn. First up, windows!

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They are made from metal panels from the old roof, the one we replaced last July. I'm really happy with these, and once Dan finishes with the latching system I'll show you all the details.

Latches for the Dutch door was another project. On the outside:

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There just happened to be a gap in the door trim.
The drawer pulls were discards from a cabinet.

And from the inside:

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Latches for both top and bottom of the Dutch door are the same.

Also a way to hold the top half of the door open.

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The little solar panel is for my barn light – details here.

Some days it gets really windy, so the hook is helpful to keep it from slamming shut.

Ours is what might be called a pole barn. Basically this means the posts are buried, either with concrete or on a sunken pier. The outer wall is plywood. Because of the slope of the ground, there were some pretty big gaps under the bottom of the plywood in some places. Dan had an idea for covering those gaps by using cement board.

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This is how it looks from the outside.

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Inside, strips of hardi-backerboard are held in place with scraps of plywood.

Also on the inside, I now have a work table.

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It was made out of our old front door!

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Old front door replaced December 2014.

The work bench will be used for things like chopping greens and herbs to be dried and added to the goats' feed (a post about that here).

Today Dan is finishing up some of the trimwork on the back of the barn. Still on the to-do list are a drying rack for those chopped greens and herbs, a new hay feeder, and I need to finish painting. The little finishing up list seems to go on forever, doesn't it? The main thing is that we're enjoying using it.

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