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Carriage Barn Man Cave

This 26' x 28' Carriage Barn is the ultimate guys garage! The first floor is being used as a garage for the owner’s cars and a place to display memorabilia. The second floor takes on the role of the man cave and home gym in this Carriage Barn.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, August 31, 2020

The Barn Yard enters Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame distinction is awarded annually to a local business that has been voted a North Central News “Best of” for at least five years. In past polls, The Barn Yard has been repeatedly singled out as the “Best Place to Buy a Shed or Garage” and “Best Family Business.”

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Posted to Blog: Friday, August 28, 2020

Showcase Locations TV Commercial

The Big E is a part of The Barn Yard family and we’ll miss going this year. So, we are bringing the great displays and savings closer to home at our Showcase Locations in Ellington & Bethel, CT.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fenton River Veterinary Hospital

A stunning timber frame reception/waiting area with monitor barn design & hammer beam trusses is just the beginning of the 7,650 sq. ft. Fenton River Veterinary Hospital that we built in Stafford Springs, CT. Check out these photos for the full tour.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Timber Frame Pool House

Exceptional timber frame design with Trestlewood reclaimed barn board siding and Nana Wall accordion glass doors make this timber frame pool house in Hamilton, MA the place to be all summer long.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Modern Farmhouse Pool House

With a 10' timber frame porch, transom dormer, black windows & doors, and shiplap siding painted white, this is an exceptionally crafted modern farmhouse pool house in Tolland, CT.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, August 24, 2020

The Family Barn

This 40' x 60' family barn, based on our Newport model, has something for everyone, including an indoor basketball court. Exposed timber trusses on the ceiling add to the barn feel, and together with tongue & groove pine decking, bring warmth to the interior. Clear-span construction means no posts get in the way of the fun.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Saratoga Bank Barn

This Saratoga Barn in Newbury, MA is a bank barn, which means it’s built into a hill and has ground-level entrances at two levels. It also features large sliding half glass doors, a reverse gable dormer, and a gallery-style loft.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, August 17, 2020

Timber Pucks: from Sawdust to Spark

Crafting timber frames creates lots of sawdust & wood scraps. We collect the sawdust & wood scraps and compress them to create Timber Pucks, biofuel briquettes made of 100% real wood—no glue or fillers. Learn all about the Timber Puck story in this new video.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Video: CNC Machine Delivery at Great Country Timber Frames

Our company turned another big page last week. The arrival of our second CNC machine will be a game changer. Our already mind boggling level of production is about to double. Precise joinery and epic frames are what makes us world class.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020