Building a barn without a plan is like building a submarine with a screen door. Its doomed to sink! We want your barn project to be a shining success.
That's why a set of professionally drawn set of plans is included with your barn kit. You also get a step by step construction guide and telephone and email support. If you have any question at all, give us a call or email and we will be happy to answer it.
2.Post and Beam Frame.
All of your posts and beams for your frame are made with rough cut full dimension timbers and beams. A 6x6 is a full 6 inches by 6 inches. The plans that come with your kit show exactly where the beams are to be cut and the plates mounted.
Your frame consists of posts, tie beams, knee braces, collar ties, and rafter beams.
3.Girts and purlins.
Your kit includes 2x6 girts and 3x6 purlins. These timbers hold your siding and roofing in place.
4.Board and Batten siding.
Your kit comes with rough cut full dimension board and batten siding. They are 1x10 board and 1x3 battens.
Full dimension 1x8 rough sawn boards are provided with your kit for your roof sheathing.
6.Steel plates and brackets.
Your kit will come with various steel plates and brackets that are used to bolt your frame together. Using these heavy duty steel plates creates a strong joint that will last for generations. Also included are all the bolts you need to assemble your frame.
Your kit includes door hardware, along with instructions for building your barn doors.
RSS (Ridged Structural Screws) are included for joints not supported by the steel plate joinery, knee braces, girts and purlins.
What's not included and why:
Why not windows? Our focus is to make great barns, not windows. This is one product that you can get at your local lumber yard for less money than we could provide them for.
We are in the business to get you the most economical post and beam barn kit. Sure we could package them in with your kit, and inflate the price of your kit. But that is not what we are in business to do.
Our goal is to make great post and beam barn kits and make them affordable for the average American. So that more people can enjoy the American Dream.
Most of our customers choose to use a nail gun. There are so many different kinds of nail guns out there, and it seems like every one uses a different kind of nail. There is no way to make nails a standard item in a kit.
We want your barn to last for generations, that is why we recommend that you purchase steel roofing from a local source. Steel will last much longer than any shingle.
Everything else you need to build your barn is included. It is worthy to mention here that these barn kits are your basic “shell” barn kit.
Which means, everything you need to build a farm type barn is included.
Considering a Barn Home?
If you are building a barn home then you need to consider all the fixtures and mechanical items that go into building a home, such as insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC, cabinets, sinks, bathtubs, etc. For more information on building a Barn Home, please check out: Barn Homes and Barn Home FAQ.
Jan 15, 20 11:15 AM
The barn is about 45 years old. It is oak boards with a beautiful silvery sheen. It was built by my husband and I. It has a hay loft the whole second floor.
Jan 07, 20 12:12 PM
The Garber Barn2 is a 40 ft x 55 ft hand-hewn pine and oak mix barn frame built in the 1870s. It has four bays.The wall height is 16 ft 7 in and it is
Jan 03, 20 11:04 AM
This historic crib barn was built in mid- to late-1800s to store hay and house mules. It is located near Berger, Missouri and was built by Henry Louis
Jan 03, 20 11:01 AM
This barn is about 100 years old, thought to be made of chestnut, has a metal roof, rough sawn 8x8 beams, (2) 36x16 hay lofts, (1) 16x11 hay loft, a 16
Dec 19, 19 10:10 AM
The barn is all saw cut. Most of the beams are 10x10 with wood dowels. It has a hay loft and the floor is two layers thick and are 1x10. The floor joist
Dec 02, 19 09:36 AM
The barn was built in the early 1900’s around the same time as the 1928 farm house that resides on this beautiful property. The barn is 40X60 with plank
Dec 02, 19 09:33 AM
Outstanding non-typical repurposed barn frame for sale. This 40'x61' circa late 1830's is loaded with big handhewn timbers. All upright post are a full
Dec 02, 19 09:32 AM
This circa 1850's frame measures 30'x51'. All handhewn timbers measure full 12x12 with 12x12 tie beams. You have (3) 17' bays, with only 2 center post.
Nov 22, 19 09:50 AM
Old Barn that we would like to be reclaimed. The roof feel in on the 2nd floor during a heavy snow fall. Many large beams and siding still good. Looking
Nov 18, 19 11:37 AM
Circa 1800's barn. Hand Hewn beams from 7 feet to has long has 30 feet. All in good shape. Oak wood. Looking for buyer to tear down and re-purpose.
Nov 12, 19 05:20 PM
According to our local auditors site, this barn was built in 1901. Dimensions are 30x40ft. I could be wrong but It appears to be board and batten and
Nov 07, 19 08:48 AM
This beautiful barn is a 30 x 30 tobacco barn on our 97 acre farm. This sits next to a creek and little waterfall. All the old timers in this community
Oct 31, 19 09:54 PM
I followed these plans and the coop turned out great. I made a few modifications. I skipped the windows, and made the legs about another half foot taller
Oct 28, 19 09:10 AM
We have a 50x35 Horse barn with 2 hay lofts. One is 35x14 and the other is 35x24. Beams are 24' long. Barn is located near Waldron, Michigan. Please
Oct 25, 19 09:26 PM
I have a old 24'x50' barn for sale, unsure of the year and species. The barn is still structurally sound and dry. Barn is 2 story with internal silo.