Traditional timber frame barn raising for a client in Indiana
This timber frame barn raising project was a joint (pun intended) effort between MoreSun and another timber frame company. Part of the frame was cut by one of our colleagues. We cut the rest in our shop in South Carolina.
The large white oak barn houses cars and a work shop. One section of the barn features three cuploas. The other bay showcases a monitor, a raised structure running along the ridge for light and ventilation. Additional space, up a flight of timber framed stairs, will provide storage.
The timbers just kept coming...and our shop yard was full for months. This job required 5 tractor trailers to haul and deliver our portion of the timbers to the site in Indiana.
We anticipated raising the structure in September 2015, but various things came up. The site wasn't ready for the timber frame barn raising until January 2016. Brrrr! Our crew was pretty frosty by the time the roof was on and it was time to head home.
In September 2016 we went back to Indiana to install the stairs and cut custom braces for a shed roof out of Osage Orange.
Beautiful blue skies during raising, but a winter storm was headed their way...
Here's a look at our part of the timber frame barn raising project from shop to site: