Building a barn with red pine

by Karson
(midland, mi)

Hello, I have bought your barn plans and am planning on building soon. I have seen your packages use white pine, I am interested in using red pine. I have read it tends to twist and shrink a little more. If I cut it and put it up quickly will I still get much twisting once it is all anchored and bolted together?

Hi Karson,

Thanks for your question! Red Pine Does move and twist a lot more than White Pine. If you must use it, that's okay but be prepared to have to get extra beams cut, when they twist too much.

Here is a link to a video explaining how to handle red pine.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask the Barn Geek.

How to build the 20x30 sugar Shack for under $12k!  



Barn Decor