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Bobby Ogage
Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Topics: 1   Replies: 2
posted on Oct 8, 2011 04:47 PM:
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This tool shed is made from 0.25" wide x 0.03" thick wood coffee stirrers. I buy my coffee stirrers from a local deli at $2 for a box of 1000. The roof is red heavy bond paper used for scrap booking, and it is available in Micheal's. The paint is latex Oops paint from Home Depot reduced with water so it behaves like a stain. The windows and door are photo copies. The chimney is the same stock used for the roof with cotton for smoke.

The tool shed will reside on an El station platform, but the shed is generic so it can go anywhere.

Build each wall separately, and the same. Dry fit the wall stirrers and paint / stain the coffee stirrers before any gluing. Layout the vertical boards using a square. Glue on the trim boards (green) to secure the vertical boards. Then trim the vertical stirrers along the angled-trim boards to get the roof line. Assemble the four walls making sure they are square. Use white glue.

Build the roof by cutting a piece of construction paper to go completely across with excess overhang. Crease the roof paper to from the ridge and glue the roof in place with white glue. Then cut two pieces of roofing to butt on the first part, and also with excess overhang. Dry fit the roof pieces and trim them to get a flush fit against the first roof part. Carefully glue both parts in place.

Trim the overhangs to a uniform size that looks good to you. I found that scissors work well for trimming the roof overhangs to 0.06". Build the chimney from roofing paper or wood or .... your favorite stuff. Make the chimney high enough to go above the roof peak. Pull apart a piece of cotton to simulate smoke and glue it to the chimney.

Make photo copies of a door and windows on white bond paper. You can draw your own windows and door on a computer and use colors. I use MS Paint to make drawings, but in this case I made photo copies of a door and window from another kit. Glue the windows and door in place using white glue sparingly. You can upgrade to door and window castings.



Mark B
Joined: Oct 13, 2011
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posted on Oct 28, 2011 11:27 AM:
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Cery cool Booby. I use the wooden coffe sticks that you see at Starbucks. I recently built a retaining waal to solve a section of track that was to narrow for any rock/hill work. I will post it later today. I also use ripped redwood fence boards of various thicknesses; these look real and redwood is easy to work with.

Mark B.


Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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posted on Dec 5, 2011 08:18 PM:
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Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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posted on Dec 5, 2011 08:21 PM:
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Before the coffee stirrers...



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