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Eye Candy: Check Out This Eastern White Pine Post & Beam Barn

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If you were to pass by this post and beam barn in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, you’d never know that within it is a virtual cathedral of stunning Eastern White Pine. Built by The Barn Yard, a third-generation family business based in Connecticut, this “Saratoga” model barn features a handsome classic exterior with rustic corrugated metal roofing. But it’s the interior photos that really show off the beauty of this timber frame structure in all its organic and renewable glory.

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“The golden ratio was the basis for many design decisions on this barn, from the size & placement of doors & windows to the wall dimensions and roof pitch, giving the barn a harmonious feel,” say the builders.

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Isn’t that center aisle loft a work of art? The versatile Saratoga Post & Beam barn is beautiful, versatile and practical in its own right, but the use of Eastern White Pine as the primary material really helps it shine. This timber frame design can be used for garages, cabins and custom homes as well as farm buildings.

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“ With in-house designers and engineers, we are able to maintain a level of quality and exacting standards that have been the bedrock of our company for over 33 years. With our company now in its third generation, we look forward to what the future has in store, with loyal employees and customers to thank for our continuing success.”

“In 2015, we started our sister company Great Country Timber Frames to serve the timber frame home and commercial project market. Building on a 30-year tradition of hard work and craftsmanship, we designed, engineered, and built our 17,000+ square foot manufacturing and design facility in Ellington, CT in 2015.”

“Housed within the facility is a state-of-the-art CNC timber processing machine. The CNC machine cuts mortise & tenon joinery with extreme precision. When timbers are joined together with wood connections, as is the case in true timber-framed buildings, the more precise the joinery, the stronger the frame. In an effort to maintain a ‘green’ facility, waste from the machine, including sawdust and wood scraps, are transported via a dust collection system and compressed into bio fuel briquettes called ‘Timber Pucks.’”


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