Milo Valley Farm - the roof, part 1

by brae  

Well, more like "the ceiling" since that's where I will start.  I cut the roof board down since I had narrowed the building.  I had to cut an additional piece for the back since I had made the building deeper.  Interestingly enough, I ended up with an extra roof board since the one that came with the kit originally was damaged so I had enough to cut the extra piece for the back from the same material.

I flipped the board over and marked the side wall and curved beam locations.

I made a template for the board from black paper, transferring the markings for the beams and side walls.

I used the same thin wood strips as I did for the siding to mimic a plank ceiling.  I made sure seams hit where a beam would cover the gap, and I alternated the placement so it wouldn't tend to bend along that break.  I left a tiny bit of room between the boards to allow for the curve.

Painted...

And, propped in place to check the fit.

Marvelous, but we're not ready to close up just yet.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
So beautiful!
07/30/15 @ 20:57
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
It's rapidly becoming more difficult to remember that this is in miniature! The ceiling really adds to the overall atmosphere, although now I'm afraid there may be a small spider lurking beside one of the beams.
07/30/15 @ 21:47
Comment from: 1717mk [Visitor]
Looks excellently, love last photo, simply real barn!
07/31/15 @ 01:17
Comment from: Claudia [Visitor]
I'm fascinated with your work-in-progress, Brae. Lovely! Thanks you for showing us the process.
07/31/15 @ 05:09
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Awesome! :D
07/31/15 @ 09:13
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
It does look marvelous! I am so excited with the progress--and you are working on two kits at once...You are also a marvel, Brae!
07/31/15 @ 16:21
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I love the colour you picked for the wood! Amazing work!
07/31/15 @ 18:42
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! :>>
08/10/15 @ 14:13


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