This time I propose to you a creation for Playmobil: a fire station in medium (MDF) with 2 overhead doors for trucks, a perch of fire (bar of fireman), stairs, door, windows ...
I created it for Tom, a little boy of 3 years, at the request of his parents. They asked me an empty structure and raw and finished themselves (painting, decoration, furniture ...)
- Width: 60 cms
- Height: 50 cms
- Depth: 35 cms
Plans are available for download
Completion time: 16 H (raw wood)
- MDF 6 mm
- MDF 10 mm
- Chrome steel rod 8 mm
- Ball bearings
- PVC L profile (windows)
- Transparent plastic (windows)
- Hinges (door)
- Screws, nails, glue ...
- Circular saw
- Glue gun
- Hand tools (hammer, saw, files ...)
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Step 1: Walls and Floors
The walls and the floor are made in MDF of 6 and 10mm following the plan.
The wood is cut with:
- Circular saw for large cuts
- Table saw or Dremel DSM20 for small cut
- Jigsaw for doors and windows
- Hole saw for the passage of the bar
Step 2: Roof
I have calculated the angle of cut (20°) so that the 2 roofs join perfectly.
The 4 windows are cut with a jigsaw after having drilled holes in 2 opposite corners (to pass the blade).
Step 3: Mounting
The elements are assembled with wood glue and then screwed.
Step 4: Tilting Doors
The tilting doors are cut in 10mm MDF. They are pierced with 3 holes to make the portholes and cutting lines imitate separate panels.
They then receive ball bearings at the 4 corners.
Step 5: Entrance Door
For the entrance door it is very simple: 2 wooden rings connected by a rods. One of them is cut and allows the door to be "locked".
The door is then installed with 2 small hinges.
Step 6: Fireman Pole
The rireman pole is made with a 8 mm chromium plated steel rod. It is fixed with a glued wood washer.
Step 7: Stairs
I printed the stairs at scale 1 to use as a template.
They are made of 6mm MDF glued.
Step 8: Rails
For overhead doors, I created rails with 10 and 3 mm MDF. They will allow the ball bearings to slide easily.
I also added a magnet for the doors to stay open.
Step 9: Windows
For windows it is just PVC profiles stuck on a piece of transparent plastic. I used a template to properly align the parts.
Then I delivered the fire station to Tom's parents who finished the decoration (painting, furniture ...)
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