Milo Valley Farm - barn doors, part 1

by brae  

Sometimes during a build, I'll get stuck on something and need to think for a bit while I work on other projects or even other aspects of a build.  I don't know how many barns I will make in my lifetime, and I wanted a sliding door for Milo Valley Farm.  The problem arose when I narrowed the building.  The door width required for the framed openings equates to two 4 1/8" wide doors.  The space on either side of the framed opening is only 2.75" wide.  :\

I've always said I need only one real life example to justify a solution used in miniature. This past weekend, I went to my cousin's wedding and ran into just such an example. :D The event was held at Proven Ground Farm, and what an awesome place!  The barn and grain bins were preserved and converted into a fabulous indoor-outdoor event space.  I foolishly left my camera behind (not realizing the venue ahead of time), but mom lent me her phone which took adequate photos.  :]

The door on the left side slides to the left, where it would extend past the building's edge.  The solution used was an elongated board to hold the hardware past that edge.  :D

There was someone I didn't know sitting here, so I had to crop the close-up, but that's a great old door!  :D  The hardware gives me some ideas as well.

This weekend, I will have houseguests for the 3 Blind Mice and Bishop Shows!  :D  I will post my acquisitions as usual, but the blog might be a bit quiet otherwise.

7 comments

Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
What a great solution, looking forward to your miniature version! Isn't it great when things like this happen just when you need it most. Enjoy all the shows...I am a bit green with envy... ;-)
04/15/15 @ 00:25
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Fabulous building and barn door. I look forward to seeing what you buy at the shows.
04/15/15 @ 02:09
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
You narrowed the building? What? When? I missed that.
04/15/15 @ 05:38
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D Yep -- narrowed the building here :yes: http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/milo-valley-farm-modifying-the
04/15/15 @ 07:55
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
That's a fantastic door. I can totally see my farmie family members building something like that. :)
04/15/15 @ 09:32
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
We had an extender for the door on our barn that my Dad designed too! He also added a vertical post to support the end of the roller track because it was longer than the one in your picture. So I can vouch for the authenticity of the design! That old door has seen better days! Are you planning on making yours that weathered?
04/15/15 @ 18:52
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
It was meant to be. What are the odds that you would attend a wedding (of all things) and find an old barn! LOL!
04/16/15 @ 10:23


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