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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

Video: Timber Frame Assembly for a Basketball Barn

Every timber frame barn starts with the assembly. One by one, each timber finds its place in the frame, and oak pegs complete the connections. After assembling all five queen post bents on the ground, the crane will arrive and the raising will begin.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, March 13, 2020

Video: Exceptionally Crafted: CNC Machine Crafting Timber Frame Joinery

Our CNC machine is the hero of this new video—churning through wood and making it snow. Watch in 4K and see the precision for yourself. This is how we craft all the timber frame joinery for our post & beam structures. What you see here is a post being crafted for a Carriage Barn.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Video: Shop Timber Frame Raising

Watch as we assemble and raise 8 resawn Douglas fir posts, set a massive arched glulam beam, and place heavy timber rafters with great precision on our new wall panel shop. This new building will house design offices, meeting space, and a full manufacturing facility, and is adjacent to our existing 21,000 sq. ft. timber frame facility on the Great Country Timber Frames campus in Ellington, CT.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Video: Wall Panel Shop Construction

Exciting news from Ellington, CT—We are expanding our manufacturing & design campus with the addition of a new dedicated wall panel shop. Our talented craftsmen will use this new shop to build wall panels for our conventionally-framed garages & barns. We will also be expanding our existing shop to fit a second CNC machine to keep up with customer demand for our authentic timber frame structures.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 09, 2020

Video: Fenton River Trailer - Raising a Timber Frame Veterinary Hospital

From Great Country Timber Frames—It was an epic raising day at the new Fenton River Veterinary Hospital in Stafford, CT. Despite the cold and snowy conditions, our world class timber framing crew assembled and raised these massive douglas fir hammer beam style bents. This new space will be the reception and waiting area for the new Fenton River Veterinary Hospital.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 09, 2020

Video: Revolution Hall Trailer - Raising a Timber Frame Restaurant

From Great Country Timber Frames—It's raising day at the Revolution Hall project near Boston, MA. Watch our world class timber framers raise a 4,500 square foot commercial restaurant facility in just 2 days. The timbers are massive. The frame is complex. Parallel chord trusses, key beam posts, glulam rafters. Come along for the ride on this epic timber frame raising!

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 09, 2020

Video: 2,500 sq. ft. Party Barn with Pool Room, Kitchen, Bar, Garage

Plenty of space for entertaining & something for everyone in this ultimate party barn featuring a post & beam pool room with authentic timber frame joinery, full kitchen with bar & timber frame accents, space for entertaining & dining, attached garage with arched door openings, and a greenhouse.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 09, 2020

Video & Photos: Vermont Post & Beam Carriage Barn

Check out the fly-over video & interior photos of this 24' x 28' Post & Beam Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To in Ludlow, Vermont. The post and beam barn is perfectly situated on the property to take in the beautiful views of autumn in Vermont. This barn features a 12' open timber frame lean-to and a 19' transom dormer.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Merry Christmas


Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Barn Yard & Great Country Garages family.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, December 24, 2019