Posted by Gabel

Right now we are in the middle of cutting the joinery for a nice big timber frame horse barn that we will be raising next month in the next county over.

I have always loved traditional barn architecture and this one is a beauty. We are using kiln dried douglas fir timbers that were resawn after drying to give them a fresh bandsawn surface. There are 503 timbers in this barn and there are over one hundred knee braces.
I've been thinking lately about some of the nice old timber frame barns I've seen and studied and how maybe some day in a couple of hundred years some young carpenter will be climbing around on the tie beams, studying the tool marks and trying to figure out how we did it.