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My daughter asked if I could build a barn for her toys. I thought this would be a nice time to make a scale model of the shed I'm planning on building. Don't laugh if it's out of square.
 

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Thank you Ken. A year at this point. Not full on though, I have had to stop a bunch of times to think. We only have 2 real round barns around here and I am working from the under-developed pictures in my mind. And some library books.
 

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The ridge beams in round barns were made in segments of a circle. The 2 barns I have seen the ridge beams were made up of sections of 2x8s. I was on a DHIA tour at the time and the one farm had 2 round barns. The owner told the group that the barns were built from kits in 1920. His grandfather had them built. Sadly both barns are gone now.
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That looks incredible.
 

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Wow, just wow.
 

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The ridge beams in round barns were made in segments of a circle. The 2 barns I have seen the ridge beams were made up of sections of 2x8s. I was on a DHIA tour at the time and the one farm had 2 round barns. The owner told the group that the barns were built from kits in 1920. His grandfather had them built. Sadly both barns are gone now.
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One of the books I read was called "A round Indiana". The 2 barns we have here were both built about the same time. I'm planning on using 3/4 CDX plywood for my plates, and ridge beam. I'm going to make a steam box for the sidewall girts, which will be 1x.
 

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Very Nice !!
 

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I'm going to start cutting siding and shingles this weekend. I hope they look as good in real life as they do in my head.
 
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