Category Archives: Barn

The Barn Project Part 13

The Roof and Fascia Since the last post I have been busy pre-painting the fascia boards. I figure it will be easier to get two good coats on the wood before installation. This way I’m able to use the airless … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 12

Rafter Installation Last post, I built the ridge beam and lock it into position with eight rafters. This time I’ll fill in the rafters and strip the roof for the metal roof. Above, you can see I installed a center … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 11

The upper section framing continues. Once the walls were complete, I turned my attention to making the 40′ ridge board. This ridge is comprised of  two 2″x8″x24′ s.y.p. and two 2″x8″x16′ s.y.p. laminated together with resorcinol glue. This creates a … Continue reading

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Barn Project Part 10

Now that the decking is complete, I’m going to concentrate on framing the walls. I chose to purchase 2×6 studs for this phase. My reasoning for this was three fold. 1) I only have five large pine logs from my … Continue reading

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Barn Project Part 9 -Decking Complete!!

Finally!! The upper deck is complete! I have included a few pictures of of the process from tree to lumber. These are the tops of the trees I used over the past few weeks. Generally, the material at the upper … Continue reading

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Barn Project Part 8

Well, It’s been awhile, but we have been working. Ever notice when you add that last iron to the fire, the one you know is pushing it, but your sure you can handle; life decides to make its own contribution … Continue reading

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Barn Project Part 7

The weather has not cooperated in the past few weeks. If it wasn’t a complete wash out, the prediction of rain caused us to set small goals insuring the tasks could be completed before the heavens broke. The next set … Continue reading

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Barn Project Part 6

Over the past few weeks we have had to work at a greater clip. The chickens have out grown their current home and are in need of a larger shelter. My focus has been to get the siding sawn and … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 5

Well, we’re moving right along after a bit of a lag. Like all things, sometimes you need to step back and assess the project’s direction. This project was executed a bit backwards. Our original goal was to get a chicken … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 4

Rolling out the tarp. Continue reading

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