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.
Its as easy as...well, assembling a kit. 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. They are all cut and drilled to make assembly easy.
The posts and beams are all clearly marked to show where they should be placed in the framework of your barn. 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.
You will get authentic wooden barn doors with your kit. Each barn kit comes standard with one big double sliding door with track and hardware and one small entry door with black strap hinges. If you need extra doors please let us know. We can build any size door you need.
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.
Feb 15, 18 02:37 PM
Looking at the pictures on your website it seems most of the new barns are using board & batten siding. Looking at the old barns it looks like just vertical
Feb 15, 18 02:30 PM
I can't find 6x6 full dimension lumber here? Are post anchor brackets available in 5.5'' (finished 6x6)? If so, what is the price? Thanks, Mark
Feb 15, 18 02:18 PM
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Feb 12, 18 02:43 PM
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Feb 09, 18 10:06 AM
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Feb 08, 18 10:16 AM
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Feb 08, 18 10:08 AM
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Feb 02, 18 09:31 AM
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Feb 02, 18 08:41 AM
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Jan 30, 18 06:55 PM
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Jan 30, 18 08:50 AM
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Jan 29, 18 11:12 AM
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Jan 29, 18 09:59 AM
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Jan 13, 18 08:21 PM
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Dec 14, 17 08:10 AM
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