Barn Raising

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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 will be housing cars and a work shop. Additional space will be up a flight of timber framed stairs. 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.​

Raising a timber frame

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: 

Timber frame shed roof braces Timber frame shed roof braces

Osage orange timber frame braces Osage orange timber frame braces

Indiana timber frame barn Indiana timber frame barn

Timbers for barn arrive in SC Timbers for barn arrive in SC

Cutting timbers in the shop Cutting timbers in the shop

Timber frame barn joinery detail Timber frame barn joinery detail

Decorative end for barn timber frame Decorative end for barn timber frame

Test fitting the timber frame Test fitting the timber frame

Timber frame delivered to site Timber frame delivered to site

Prepping the timber frame on site Prepping the timber frame on site

Timbers stacked and organized for raising Timbers stacked and organized for raising

Ben & Ethan at Indiana barn raising Ben & Ethan at Indiana barn raising

Indiana barn raising Indiana barn raising

Jeremy securing joinery Jeremy securing joinery

Crane operator Crane operator

Daniel placing timber in frame Daniel placing timber in frame

Timber frame truss Timber frame truss

Timber frame cupola for barn Timber frame cupola for barn

Working on the cupola Working on the cupola

Daniel and Jeremy up high helping place timber Daniel and Jeremy up high helping place timber

Working on the timber frame Working on the timber frame

Using a boom while raising the timber frame Using a boom while raising the timber frame

Daniel on the timber frame Daniel on the timber frame

Stacking timber frame knee braces Stacking timber frame knee braces

Timber frame nearly raised Timber frame nearly raised

On the timber frame during raising On the timber frame during raising

Crane lifting a timber frame bent Crane lifting a timber frame bent

Timber framer Timber framer

Indiana barn raising Indiana barn raising

Flying timbers during raising Flying timbers during raising

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