Ernest started his barn with our 40x50 Horse Barn Plans. He has tweaked a few things to make the design his own, and I gotta say I am digging his take on it. He was halfway done with his barn and Hurricane Mathew was looming on the horizon.
I can't imagine how worried he must have been knowing that his barn and all his hard work was going to be put to the ultimate test before it was even finished!
But alas, his barn survived without any damage, and due to the literal wind fall of trees around his area, from the hurricane. He found several logs that he could saw to finish his barn.
Ernest has documented the whole process on his instagram page, and has agreed to share his story with us. Below you will find his story in short Instagram posts.
We can just about see the end!! Still have to put a lean to on each side (and siding and flooring and other finishing things). Our dreams of the perfect cupola is taking a tad longer than expected. Who would have thought you'd have to completely finish it before you can finish the rest of the roof?!
"So far all the trees we been sawing up to build the barn have came from the property. Haven't had to buy any trees yet. It was a little windy so I cut it most the way then came back out to the road to make sure nobody drove up and let the wind do the rest! Lol"
"Got two 6"x10"x20' tie beams from one section of a tree."
"Starting to get some posts stacked up. Gonna appreciate this barn once it's finished more that if I would have went and bought a kit!"
"The Prazi beam cutter is the trick for cutting thick beams in one pass."
"We didn't get as much done as we wanted before the hurricane hits but got the barn braced off and hoping it will stand up to "Matthew"
"Strapped the barn to a log and the tractor on the end that had the least framing finished. But I'm glad the barn stood hurricane Matthew. When it's completely finished I'll be riding out storms in the barn."
"Hurricane Matthew clean up means lots of trees to build the barn."
We will be following the progress of this great barn and will update this page as time goes on...
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