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Rosiejane

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This has been my project for the last couple of weeks. A customer asked if I could build stables to accommodate her son's toy horses.

I've never made anything like this before so Google was once again my source of inspiration. I then used Sketchup to make the plans. The only guideline she gave for size was that it had to suit the Schleich brand of toys (which I found out are approx. 1:24 scale) Probably a mistake, but I relied only on the measurements found online for how big these horses were. I should probably have gone out and found one to use as a guide.
I used calico for the hinges (something else I've not done before) and will be interested to see how well they hold up) My favourite part is the sliding latch for the door.

I charged her an amount that was her whole budget for it and if I was to do another one I would charge quite a bit more. It was really hard to work out costings in advance since I hadn't done it before and my methods were as yet untested by me.
The fence was an afterthought and was thrown in as a freebie. I made quite a few mistakes (eg drilling too close to the edge and splitting the rails and getting the glue-up order a bit wrong)

All in all it was an interesting build which I learned a lot from. The whole thing was made of plywood (and of course a few popsticks for the trim). Coated with beeswax/coconut oil.
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This design really has heart! I love it. The stable is realistic while at the same time having an artistic and playful flair. Congratulations on a job well done. What is the overall size of the stable?

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Thanks John.
The overall size is 560mm long, 250mm wide and 330mm high.

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Good looking barn. I will not be showing this to my soon to be 5 yr old boss as he will want one for sure.

Was your client happy with the finished out come? and more importantly was the child happy?

thanks for sharing this very nice project with the forum[thumb]

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A great looking barn. It is great to see something that can be for either a boy or girl.
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Thanks Ed and Derek. The customer hasn't seen it yet, she will pick it up on Thursday. She's been very happy with all the progress photos I've sent through though
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This is awesome.  Love the design, simple but some cool details to make it stand out.  Great build!!!
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Excellent work, Luv it.
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