Building a...                                  

Timber Frame Barn

                           ...from scratch

The timber frame Howe Barn will be built in the same tradition as the other timber buildings on our farm; with pine harvested from the farm's own forests and milled and fitted all here on the farm.

We've built numerous timber frame buildings, led by patriarch and lead farmer, Andy. The massive upper barn at Timber Hill Farm and the renovation and the resulting historic designation of the 1838 barn at Beans & Greens Farm stand out as two of the bigger family timber frame projects. 

The Howe Barn's inspiration, in terms of timber framing, came from the previously constructed Pavilion at Beans & Greens Farm, which is just over 10 years old. The Howe Barn is the same frame design as the Pavilion (with the strikingly unique hammer beam trusses), just increased significantly in frame size and overall length. 

The entire process of building a farm timber frame from scratch takes a few years (at least on our farm). The multi phase process involves many long days running chainsaws, tractors or the sawmill or wielding the sharpest chisels to make precise joinery cuts hundreds of times over. 

Timber Frame Buildings are a New England tradition, and one specific to our unique farming operation. The Howe Barn will be a longstanding homage to a traditional craft our farm embraces.

trackING THE FARM's PROgrESS

Winter Logging 

Skidding out logs cut to length

Log stacks

Fresh Cut Lumber Lot

Farm Sawmill

Before

FARMSTAND Pavilion

After

Before

Before

FARM UPPER BARN

After

Before

FARM Sugar House

After

TRADITIONAL Frame RAISING ~ THE beans & greens PAVILION

cut mortices & tenons, assemble frame, raise bents [w/ crane], install connecting timbers, install roof

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