there’s a tiny house in the background…for more of my artwork in this style go here..
Finally finished the gable cladding right up to the owl entrance this morning in between stormy showers. That’s all the cladding done so just need a run around with the filler before a final coat of paint. Still got the doors to paint…wait for the colour! and still doing first fix on electrics. Nearly done.
That’s the upper storage area all finished apart from the space above the doors. The plan was to have an owl nest box inside with an access tunnel through the insulated panel. We have not had much luck with the owl box in the poplars which has been up for over three years now but I still think its worth giving it a try…after all – it IS a BARN!!!
This was the progress on monday as I tried to get the building weathertight ahead of the predicted severe storms due around mid-week. I did achieve this by last night (tuesday) and succeeded in getting the large doors on in a howling gale..but it was dark by then…so pic to follow!
Tiny Barn prototype panel construction. The west elevation will have the cladding inset to show the framing details.
The rain screen, fly screen bottom vent construction detail, all ready for the shiplap cladding
The rear elevation is being fully clad and although this hides the framing detail it is actually the hidden side of the building.
It’s been a pretty slow week due to the dark rainy weather but that’s the roof finished. All ready for gutters.
Door building underway, 2 x main access doors and 2 x hay loft shutters. All ready to fill and paint in sabbathday blue.
The frame was drawn in Sketchup then fully cut and jointed in the workshop before assembly. I decided to build the three lateral bents first and there was the advantage that the North end joins on to the existing barn – so this one went up first and was connected to the footing brackets as well as having several through-bolts into the masonry barn wall.
It was then easy to erect the middle bent using two of the purlins to set the horizontal distances and provide propping while connecting to the footing brackets.
That’s the first bent frame up and fixed; the rest will follow pretty quickly.
Extension to existing 100mm thick slab with rebar then integral 90cm cardboard tube footings for the posts.
Finished the replacement bridge. For drawings and other photo see this earlier post.
This morning I had a wonderful surprise and found our Mallard Mum and her eight ducklings sailing around the big pond at Shangri La Farm- who knows they may even have spent the night in the duck hotel!
Bridge design for Shangri La Farm to replace what was basically an eight metre plank which finally gave way under my visiting sister Susie who probably regretted being “game for anything”!
Now under construction.
690mm tall, these finials were inspired by my love of victorian railway architecture and made for our barn. I hadn’t used the lathe for a long time so it was quite a challenge to end up with two identical forms.
They were turned from lime wood, primed, painted with Jonathan Avery Sabbathday Blue and stuck on with silicon – no mechanical fixings! Why do it? Well they emphasise the structure almost like punctuation!