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Timber Frame Kits

This timber frame kit consists of Eastern White Pine timbers with Douglas Fir key beams and Oak pegs. It’s as authentic as you get: complex timber frame joinery, classic design, and fit-like-a-glove construction thanks to being precisely crafted on our CNC machine. This frame, along with our Saratoga frame, is available for shipping nationwide.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, January 12, 2018

Open House January 20


You’re invited! We’re hosting our third annual open house at Great Country Timber Frames on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9am - 1pm. Tour our advanced manufacturing facility and watch us cut a timber frame Carriage Barn on our CNC machine.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 04, 2018

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to you & yours from The Barn Yard & Great Country Timber Frames family.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, December 22, 2017

Bank Barn Interiors

The interior of this bank barn in Pound Ridge, NY is spacious, beautiful, inspiring, _________. You fill in the rest.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, December 06, 2017

24' x 32' Bank Barn, Pound Ridge, NY

Based on our Carriage Barn, this authentic post and beam bank barn located in Pound Ridge, NY is a masterpiece of design and construction. In this blog post, we’ll focus on the exterior features of this unique bank barn.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Building the Pavilion at Gunnery Sergeant Thomas P. Sullivan Park in Springfield, MA

Our timber framing crew recently raised the 22' x 22' Jackson Timber Frame Pavilion that we donated to the new park in Springfield that is named in Sullivan’s memory.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, November 06, 2017

Barn Tour: 22' x 36' Post & Beam Carriage Barn with 12' Lean-To, Hartford County, CT

Go inside this red post & beam barn located in Hartford County, CT amidst a stunning backdrop of fall colors. Featuring authentic mortise & tenon post & beam construction, a 12' enclosed lean-to, pine faced overhead doors, and a 22' x 36' upstairs floor space with 3' knee wall and 8' collar tie height.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, November 06, 2017

Photo Feature: 22' x 36' Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To, Haddam Neck, CT

It’s barn tour time. Let’s go inside this beautiful barn in Haddam Neck, CT. Sporting two pine faced overhead doors, a sliding barn door with authentic horseshoe track, transom windows, and a spacious and bright interior, this authentic post & beam barn was painted white to match the customer’s home.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Photo Feature: 22' x 32' Carriage Barn with 10' Lean-To, Haddam, CT

This post and beam barn is special inside and out. The interior of this barn was customized with one bent left open (no loft above) to allow room for a car lift. A John Deere tractor fits perfectly inside the enclosed lean-to. The exterior features vertical shiplap pine siding with rich wood stain, wood grain overhead doors with arched glass, and many windows (especially notable is our bow top window). It’s a true post and beam barn garage.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, October 16, 2017

Visited by Gunnery Sergeant Thomas J. Sullivan’s Family and the Mayor of Springfield

This afternoon, we welcomed the family of Gunnery Sergeant Thomas J. Sullivan and the Mayor of Springfield, Domenic Sarno, to our manufacturing & design facility in Ellington, CT. Tommy gave his life while defending his country on Thursday July 16, 2015 during an attack on a Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN. The Skinner Family, owners of The Barn Yard & Great Country Timber Frames, have donated a timber frame pavilion to be built at Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan Park, a new park currently under construction in East Forest Park, Springfield, MA. Mayor Sarno and Tommy’s family were able to view the pavilion being manufactured on The Barn Yard & Great Country Timber Frame’s state of the art CNC machine.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, October 10, 2017