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.


And, propped in place to check the fit.

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


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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