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Classic Carriage Barn Elevated

This 22' x 42' Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To has the classic look while being taken to the next level.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, March 09, 2021

It’s in the Details

This 26' x 28' Carriage Barn stands out with its many customizations including a 12' open lean-to, 16' transom dormer, and a 24' timber frame eyebrow roof.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Custom Carriage Barn: Oxford Academy

This 26' x 60' Carriage Barn with 14' Lean-To makes a spacious recreational hall for Oxford Academy in Westbrook, CT.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, March 01, 2021

Custom Timber Frame Barn Features a Basketball Court

The customers had a specific vision and truly customized the building inside and out, including their very own indoor basketball court. Read on to see exterior and interior photos of this exceptionally designed & built custom timber frame barn. Plus, watch a video of the timber frame raising.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, February 18, 2021

CT LIVE! at The Barn Yard

Broadcast live today from our design & manufacturing campus in Ellington, hear from Everett & Chris Skinner, check out our timber frame shop, and see completed barns & custom projects in this segment from CT LIVE!

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Posted to Blog: Friday, January 29, 2021

Shop Tour

Join Everett Skinner IV for an in-depth educational tour of our advanced timber frame design & manufacturing facility in Ellington, CT.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Maple Barn

This 30' x 30' Newport with 12' Lean-To and 24' x 26' Addition is Woodlife Ranch’s maple barn, where they take raw sap from the acres of maple trees surrounding the barn, and distill it into several tasty varieties of maple syrup.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, January 25, 2021

More than a Pool House

The customers of these buildings took it to the next level by making them into the ultimate guest spaces. Read on to see these pool houses with fully finished interiors.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, January 25, 2021

Summer Retreat: Rain or Shine

Everything you need for a summer retreat, right in your backyard. Check out the bright & airy interior of this fully-finished pool house with an island vibe.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, January 08, 2021

Not Just a Shed

A shed is just a shed. Or is it? See what customers have done to make their shed more than a shed. From home office to fly fishing retreat, our Grand Victorian is a versatile structure to build your dreams.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, January 08, 2021