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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

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Video: Building a 70' Clear Span Timber Frame Octagon

The expert timber framers at Great Country Timber Frames built one of the largest clear span timber frame structures in New England: a 70' Timber Frame Octagon for a 50' antique carousel at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT. Host Everett Skinner IV, P.E. tells the story of design, manufacturing, and construction as the massive structure is built on site by the Great Country Timber Frames crew.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Custom Home & Barn Fly-Over

Special thanks to our awesome customers in Burlington, CT for allowing us to fly a drone around their home & barn earlier this fall. We built this custom home & barn and the customers couldn’t be happier with how everything came out. The home is 2,500 sq. ft. and the barn is a 24' x 36' Post & Beam Carriage Barn with 12' Lean-To.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The Barn Yard Wins

In the latest North Central News readers poll, The Barn Yard won Best Place to Buy a Shed or Garage and Best Family Business. This is the 4th consecutive year The Barn Yard has won these two awards.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, October 28, 2019