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Post & Beam Barn Raising: Goshen CT

It’s post and beam season here at The Barn Yard in Connecticut! We’re raising quite a few post and beam barns throughout New England this time of year. This particular barn was built in Goshen, CT by our pro builders based out of Bethel, CT. It will be used as a retail organic garden and fruit barn.

22' x 32' Post and Beam Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To (Goshen CT)
22' x 32' Post and Beam Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To (Goshen CT)

The barn features authentic mortise and tenon post and beam construction. Eastern white pine was selected for the timber frame of this barn, although we can also frame with Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Oak, and Reclaimed Wood. We joined the timbers using traditional wood joinery with hardwood oak pegs. 6x8 Timber Sills, 8x8 Posts, 8x12 Tie Beams, 4x8 Loft Joists, 8x8 Top Plates, 4x8 Arched Braces, and 4x4 Purlins come standard in all our post and beam barns. All the larger timbers (which we machine using our CNC timber processor) make for an extremely strong & beautifully intricate post and beam barn. This 32' x 32' Post and Beam Carriage Barn has a 10' first floor ceiling height and a heavy duty pine stairway to the second floor. Upstairs, the 8' height to the collar ties is made possible by the extra-tall 3' knee wall and dovetailed floor joists, resulting in a very usable upstairs space. A classic bow top window with single hung windows below adorns both gable ends of the barn. We took care of the entire process, from foundation to 3D design to build to roofing, making it easy & stress-free for the homeowner. Special thanks to the customer, Grant O., for taking these pictures and choosing The Barn Yard & Great Country Garages to build his dream barn.

“I have not been this excited in years!” — Grant, Goshen, CT

Posted to Blog: Monday, October 27, 2014