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Double Bay Depot Sss
« on: October 27, 2013, 10:12:11 PM »
I've avoided doing a depot because most of them have lots of fancy trim and small parts that would be difficult for a scratch builder to cut out. I compromised with my own design that has a unique double bay window feature, with no fancy filligree work. Footprint is 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", and is an easy build. The hardest part is the horizontal trim, but is made easier with a guide.

If you don’t like the colors, you can paint as desired. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF's.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Roofing material is your choice, and a shingle template is included so you can print your own, but this depot BEGS to have some 3D cedar shakes from Rich @ Rslaserkits.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

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