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Toy Box Barn
The top half of this home-built toy barn opens up on hinges so kids can do "chores" inside the barn and also store their toys inside when they're done playing. It also makes a good hiding place for little guys.
  It was built by Keith Landgraff, Hutchinson, Minn., out of 1/2-in plywood. The exterior finishing consists of clapboard siding and shake shingles that you can buy at any hobby shop. It has 16 real glass windows and front and back sliding doors that open to accommodate all 1/16th scale toy tractors.
  There's a "prop rod" inside the barn so the lid will stay up when lifted. A small cable keeps the barn from being opened too far.
  The barn measures 17 in. wide and 25 1/2 in. long. It's fitted with 1,182 cedar shingles, and four sliding doors.
  One tip Landgraff passes along. "Don't use just any glue in putting something like this together. Liquid Nails is a must for something like this otherwise the shingles and other fixtures will start falling off," he says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Keith Landgraff, 1165 Carolina Ave., Hutchinson, Minn. 55350.

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1