Post and beam barns have been an integral part of the rural lifestyle in Vermont for centuries, and remain as important today as they were in the seventeenth century. The abundant and readily available building material in this area is, indeed, tall straight trees. Timberhomes has been building custom barns for nearly ten years. This particular building is a hybrid frame- the roof system is framed with staple trusses, which were raised by crane the same day the timberframe portion of the building was raised. We cut the timber frame joinery in the traditional square rule style, with reductions and housings to allow for the use of unpredictable variation in timber size and squareness.
See another blog post about the assembly of this post and beam barn here.