Timber Frame Barns

Some of our favorite projects have been timber frame barns. We have built barns for stabling horses, storing farm equipment and hay, providing a play room for children, and one specifically for a sailboat workshop. We also restore antique barn frames to be used for homes, additions and new barns. Scroll down to view some examples of our barn projects.


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This 36' x 60' rough sawn hemlock barn was raised near Stowe, Vermont in the Nebraska Valley. It was constructed with curved knee braces and the timbers were finished with chamfered edges to provide a finished touch to a rustic and utilitarian building. The barn contains a 12'x36' shop heated with a wood stove, 2 - 12'x12' horse stalls with 12'x12' tack room, a 12' wide drive through, 2 - 12'x24' equipment bays, and 24'x60' of 2nd floor storage with an open-to-below cupola to provide natural light.

This antique barn was restored and raised in Waitsfield, Vermont for use as a storage building on a country gentleman's farm.

This 24'x34' English style barn, salvaged from Warren, Vermont, was raised in West Bolton, Vermont to add shop space as well as living square footage for a young family. The first floor of this mid-1800's barn is used for a wood shop and the upstairs as a playroom for the two young children.

This 32' x 80' barn sits under the shadow of Burnt Rock and was constructed using salvaged timber from two different barns. A hand-hewn barn, originally built in Plainfield, Vermont in the late 1700's, accounted for half of the structure. The other half was framed by reconfiguring joinery from another mid-1800's Vermont barn.

A gambrel addition to an old farm barn. This is the site of the original Alces timber frame workshop.

This barn was originally constructed in Franklin, Vermont, in the early 1800's. It was taken apart and each piece carefully labeled with different bird names such as condor, pelican and dodo. We have reassembled it here in Waitsfield, Vermont, as a primary residence. Some timbers still retain their avian labels.

This hemlock barn was constructed in Shelburne, Vermont. A twelve foot high first floor allows the owner plenty of head room to work on his sailboat.
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