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    Starlight Village

    A few years ago I had a vision of building a small village in my yard. I plan on 3 small buildings with a village green and a muskrat trail with Muskrat express train.

    So, as I "NEED" the first small building in Starlight village and as my aging body will not be able to do this stuff for too much longer I have the first in the works.

    The main "shed" - er "Village Store" is a 10x12 building with the 8x10 Village Garage behind the Store.

    The framing for the store is (3) 2x6x12's with 2x6x~5's at 16 OC. There are 9 foundation blocks.
    The framing for the garage is 3 2x6x10's with 2x6x46" at 12 OC. There are 9 foundation blocks.

    The walls will be at least 6.5' inside with a 6-12 roof pitch.
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    I like it!!
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    This is a project close to my own heart! Great idea Leo!
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    Off to a good start!

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    This will be fun to watch!
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    A Turn N Time
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    This is just crazy enough to be a lot of fun

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    We will all enjoy the progress. And I know it will be up to your high standards.
    Good building.
    David

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    This really sounds like a fun project.
    Darren

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    This is going to be a LOOOONNNNGGGGGGGG term project. I am thinking 5 years or so.

    This year ONE building. After that, I NEED to do other stuff on the house.

    MAYBE, one next year. Then one more the year after that.

    I am pretty excited about it. I need to have a place to decorate with CNC stuff. Sign for the Starlite Mercantile, which will eventually have a farmers porch. Then something for the Village Garage. BTW - the garage is going to have a sliding barn door - like Norm had. I have lots of ideas for signs to decorate the garage. Remember the old - old YELLOW stop signs. I have a Texaco sign in the works. I also like the Hudson car dealer sign. Then also the John Deere sign.

    Next year, Village play house (for the kids), and I need a name for a storage shed, maybe the Starlite garden center.

    Year after that, I am thinking about building a fancy chicken coop, but it has to look like part of the village.

    I am thinking a fountain in the village green.

    This place will be getting decked out for the Christmas season, and maybe fall. Ummm - maybe spring too.

    I want to build into the design a doggy play yard.

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