Barndrop build

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Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:14 am

Hello all!
I have been planning my build for quite some time and have been using this forum for ideas. So far I have purchased my trailer (craigslist), and built the floor. I was planning on using a harbor freight trailer but I came across this one with full sized wheels and snagged it up. I am currently in the middle of widening my 4 ft axle an extra 15 inches. My plan is based on a barn that my grandparents once had. More to come.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby pchast » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:44 am

Neat Idea. It works well.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:51 am

More updates.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:01 pm

:thinking: That just might turn out really cute!
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby michaelrsydney » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:09 pm

Really nice concept! It should be fun to build too, especially with the fit-out and equipment, keeping with the theme. Sleeping on straw? Split "stable door" ?

Remember to make the weather cock detachable though!
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby SLUG36 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:52 pm

I also think you have a great design there. keep up the good work.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby capnTelescope » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:12 am

Obviously, it needs to be painted "Barn Red" when you get to that point. Vertical slats, too. And a weather vane.

Keep going. You've got our interest.

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Re: Barndrop build

Postby PKCSPT » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:41 am

Interesting idea, anxious to see the finish.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Thanks for the comments, I am excited to join the club. Of coarse it will be barn red! Here are some photos of my progress.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:01 pm

More pics.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:02 pm

One more.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby bdosborn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:36 pm

Screws in end grain aren't terribly strong, you might want to add some braces to your hatch spars. There will be a lot of leverage acting on the joint when you open the hatch.

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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:12 am

I completely agree with you, however I also used glue. The screws were only used to hold the frame in place while the glue dried. The frame is quite rigid by itself, and with the skin it is stronger then it needs to be. I would take glue over a brace any day. Thanks for looking out!

bdosborn wrote:Screws in end grain aren't terribly strong, you might want to add some braces to your hatch spars. There will be a lot of leverage acting on the joint when you open the hatch.


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Re: Barndrop build

Postby SLUG36 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:16 pm

you should be good on the hatch. when skinning it. the skin will lap the joint on the top.
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Re: Barndrop build

Postby andreuther » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:52 pm

Well I have been busy. I still have a lot of trim work and calking left. Here are some updated photos.
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