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.
Apr 22, 18 05:41 PM
This 28'x60' hill barn dates to roughly the late 1700's with an addition to the south from the 1800s. We own a historic home that belonged to a well-known
Apr 02, 18 05:36 PM
3/26/2018 Bell's Queen Anne Carriage House (Barn) for sale and removal from property. This approximate 1885 3 story hardwood post & beam with wooden
Mar 28, 18 01:06 PM
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Mar 20, 18 11:22 AM
This barn has four bents. All the post are 8x8 with 8x8 beams. The top tie beam is 40’ long all southern yellow pine. This barn is dismantled and ready
Mar 16, 18 10:53 AM
I noticed on one of the pictures for a Gable Barn you show dormers. Can they be added to plans? I don’t see any plans with dormers. I want to build an
Mar 14, 18 01:45 PM
For sale is a 1917 post and beam barn completely dismantled and ready for re-erection as a barn home. The barn is labeled and blue printed and treated
Mar 14, 18 01:37 PM
Style: Early New England/Yankee Dairy Barn Year Built: 1800-1825 Location: Farmington, Maine area Dimensions: approximately 72x40 ft Details: from the
Feb 28, 18 09:24 AM
This late 1850’s barn measuring 38’x76’ is the small sister to the New Washington frame. Built in the same time period and about 8 miles from the larger
Feb 28, 18 09:22 AM
This late 1860’s barn frame measures 26’x50’ with an attached 18’ x40’ storage area. Both frames are handhewn and are original. This master barn builder
Feb 28, 18 09:21 AM
This early 1860’s measures 30’wide x 46’ long. The bent layout 16’-16’-14’. This frame is just the right size for a retirement home. Uprights measure 9”x10”
Feb 28, 18 09:20 AM
This late 1850’s frame measures 30’x50’. It has all handhewn timbers measuring a full 9”x9”. The bent layout is 20’-15’-15’. The roof design is queen post.
Feb 28, 18 09:19 AM
This late 1840’s frame measures 46’x70’ with NO CENTER SUPPORTS. Located in the Dayton area this barn was constructed by a master timber frame builder
Feb 28, 18 09:15 AM
This late 1880’s frame measures 36’x52’. The barn has beautiful full size 9”x9” circle sawn beams thru out. The frame is all oak. The bent layout is 16’-18’-18’.
Feb 19, 18 09:16 AM
This early 1850’s frame measures 45’x80’. The bent layout is 24’-16’-16’-24’. Large handhewn timbers thru out. Exterior upright are a full size 10”x11”
Feb 19, 18 09:12 AM
This massive barn frame measures a full 46’ wide by 100’ in length. This is an original build (no additions). The bent lay out is 24’-16’-16’-18’-12’-14’.