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Monday, October 22, 2012

Barn Door Update!!!!!

Most of you know that the Princess is away this week, but her loyal Frog has been busy. Remember the Barn Extension Project????

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Well this past week has been hanging the sliding doors. I always liked the way barns looked with the doors that slide open and closed on a track. BUT the way our barn and the extension are laid out i couldn't hang them so they would open in the middle. They had to slide past each other like on a closet opening. Sounds easy right????? Well not so fast there pard'ner!!!!!! The rails you use on a barn are a lot heavier, and 10 feet long. The doors are 4 ft. by 7 ft. and take two people to move around. AND theses doors have to be through bolted to the track hardware. BUT the Princess held up her end of the doors magnanimously. 

After numerous adjustments and major tweaks with the SawZall, they finally slide like they were designed too. I believe the Louisiana term for this is "Slides slicker then bog scum on a wet door knob". Next (this has been my Sunday and Monday project) was to pretty the whole thing up with some paint and trim. I was having so much fun (insert large dose of sarcasm here) i not only painted the new extension, but most of the old barn section too. Amazing what a gallon of "Red Barn" paint will do.

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Lastly was painting and installing the trim. AND again i was having such a grand time (snicker, snicker) i repainted the trim on the old section of the barn too. This last picture is from late this afternoon.

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Hopefully the Princess is reading this and sees the finished project. All we need now are the Alpaca's……..

Tomorrow i get to start scraping and painting the train station we are working on. What fun!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

WOW what a great looking barn, let me know when the alpacas arrive. Missing you in NJ.

Daisy said...

Looks great! You did a nice job!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice addition, I need to do this with one of my sheds, but never get the time.

Elaine said...

Looks good! How many alpacas will it hold?

doublebhomestead said...

You did a good job, it looks great with the fancy paint job.

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