The Barn at Shiloh Ridge ranch, Quinlan, TX

by Andy Yates
(Texas)

 Ready to deck the roof.

Ready to deck the roof.

 Ready to deck the roof.
  Pouring the slab.
Bents built and ready to raise
Raising the first bent.  This was the hardest one to place.

I found Barngeek web site in the midst of my research to find "the barn" . After retiring in December 2013 I ordered plans for the 30 x 40 gable barn. It took me a while to really commit to getting started as I continued to toy with other designs. Finally, I decided, "what the heck, I can do this." So, I prepped the rough site that I had originally built with a bulldozer in 2011. I leveled and smoothed the fill dirt with my tractor in July and augured out pier supports. By early August I was ready for concrete and we poured the slab on August 7th.

In the mean while I had shopped for a source of timbers and found a small sawmill in East Texas using Craigslist. I hired a guy to haul it to my ranch and had most of the bent lumber in place by early September. I built the bents pretty much alone during October and November. Then, after lots of hand wringing I decided to seek "professional help" for standing up the bents and putting on the roof. I figured the solo approach clearly was not an option and I doubted that I had enough skilled friends who happened to have a week or so free to help me stand things up. That was the best decision I have made on this project so far. The crew is decking the roof today and it should be in the dry by tonight.

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Oct 16, 2015
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This picture is really very beautiful and very fantastic art. This art is really very fabulous. I would like to say that really beautiful picture.
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Jan 15, 2015
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Sawmill NEW
by: Andy

Runquist sawmill -- it is near Mt. Enterprise, TX. He has a Facebook page and advertises on Craigslist.

Jan 12, 2015
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Barn Plans NEW
by: BarnGeek

You can find the plans to this barn here.

http://www.barngeek.com/30x40-Gable-Barn-Plans.html

Jan 10, 2015
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Which Plans NEW
by: richard t

where did you find these plans? cant seem to find them on BG web page. Also, what was the cost to weather in your building? (Frame skin and sheeted roof) Thanks

Jan 09, 2015
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whats the name of the sawmill? NEW
by: Bill

What's the name of the mill? What is the size and length of the timbers for the bents? What is the general dimensions of the barn and layout?

Thanks.

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