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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

Video: Building Memories, One Post & Beam at a Time

Totally digging the retro vibe on this video of a post & beam barn raising. Was shot back in the fall but looks like it was from 50 years ago. While we now use advanced tech to design our timber frames, they’re still assembled by hand like they always were.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Builders of Quality - The Barn Yard TV Commercial

We believe that a quality building becomes so much more than just a building. Check out our newest TV commercial featuring brothers Everett & Chris Skinner. We are building & delivering and can't wait to get started on your project.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Video: Timber Frame for a Rocky Mountain Style Home

Find rest and reassurance in the strength of a timber frame with every detail purposeful, and every timber carefully crafted. Featured here is the timber frame great room, foyer, kitchen, and loft for a 3,800 sq. ft. Rocky Mountain-inspired home that we built in the hills of Connecticut.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Video: Timber Frame Basketball Barn Raising

Our hardworking, dedicated crew of world-class timber framers raised this 32' x 50' Custom Timber Frame Basketball Barn in Wilton, CT. Over the course of two days, our crew worked rain & shine to raise the frame.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

We’re Open

We are excited to let everyone know that our Showcase Locations in Ellington and Bethel are open to the public again starting today, May 20, 2020. Please adhere to the following measures when visiting our stores.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Working from home - Made by a 6-year old

Our Marketing Engineer’s 6-year old son was inspired by the commercial his dad made, so he created his own version using an old Mac G4 with iMovie. We thought it was so well done that we had to post it here so you could see it too.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Working from Home TV Commercial

Working from home, working for you! Check out our new commercial, on TV right now. Even though many of us are working from home, we are still connected and ready to serve you.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A Note from The Barn Yard Family

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation intensifies, so too does our focus on serving you. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Starting 3/20/20 at noon, The Barn Yard will be open for online orders + by phone, with retail stores temporarily closed to the public, but our staff is still standing by to provide the best customer experience possible. We are still available via phone, email, and virtual meetings to continue serving you. As of now, our dedicated crews are still out on the job site working and delivering buildings. We will keep our valued customers up to date as the situation progresses.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, March 20, 2020