Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bone Tired!

Saturday's chore was to finish out the front siding and install the panels of 6 ft. board fencing we had been given, on the inside as  the fixed divider walls.

 Our dear friend in this picture has offered to make the front doors for us in his workshop, but he wants to use the wood from the premade panels because they will make lighter doors.  He will build one solid door and one Dutch door, that is a door with a bottom half and a top half, that can be opened independently.  I had just been thinking early Saturday morning about maybe having a Dutch door for ventilation during the hot summer months!

Since the pre-made panels were spoken for, we had to figure out how to make the fixed divider walls ourselves.  Calling upon our recently learned carpentry skills, we framed out the walls and began cutting panels out of the old barn siding and the new siding left over as well.
We decided to do all the cutting first and then start putting up the pieces.  You may be able to see the 3 pieces I have fastened down on the left hand side of this picture. 

At the same time Hubby and our dear friend finished out the front of the barn minus the doors.  He hopes to get them up this next week.

At 5:00 pm we called it a day, we were tired and knew that there were several more days to go before we could call it done.  It is funny how many barn construction days we have called it quits at 5:00pm!

Next in line is to fasten all those boards to the frames, and then build the gates.  One of the cool things is that when we cut the boards for the 6 ft divider walls, many times it left a 4 ft. piece that we will be able to use on the gates! 

I am writing this early Sunday morning, and I cannot believe how bone tired I was last night, and how renewed a good night sleep can make you feel!

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


  1. Your barn is really looking great! I'm surprised you don't have help from all your 4-legged critters to get it done!!! They are going to love it!

  2. The barn sure is looking good! Your carpentry skills are evidently blooming, I must say. The new sidings look so swell. Great job, guys!