The Barn

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Project by knapster posted 09-05-2009 10:00 AM 1853 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Fall I came back home for a visit and my brother decided to take apart our long-serving and weathered old corral. In a spontaneous outbreak of activity, we decided to fence it all in nicely using nothing but our home grown white cedars (of which we have plenty!)
So, after the concrete and fenceposts have held one Ontario winter of snow and cattle, I returned earlier this year for a visit, just in time to keep above mentioned brother from building a strange looking contraption of a roof for a feeding alley down the center of it. Since we had plenty of the cedar already, I convinced him to give me a chance and we’d try our luck using nothing but home-grown round cedar logs and a chainsaw (including a LogWizard device mounted on the front.)
So after quite a few hours and lots of problemsolving as well, we managed to complete the “barn”. Eavestroughs and a few braces were still missing when I left, but all in all, we decided it was more original than throwing a few trusses up and going by standard 2X4 building procedure!

-- jk

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 11:06 AM

looks very nice…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 11:15 AM

A very good build and very pleasing to the eye. I wondered what you used for roofing. The thought occurred to me that overlapping cedar boards would make a very nice and long lasting roof. I sure liked your brothers place too. It’s real nice. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 02:53 PM

Lookin good. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 05:40 PM

Ahh the country life for me . Super build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 09-05-2009 07:21 PM

Good idea, kind of like grandpa would have done it. Most people don’t have the ambition to work that hard anymore.

Stefang, if you zoom the photos you can see that they put a steel roof on it.

-- Rick, Illinois,

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#6 posted 09-05-2009 08:08 PM

Nice built, great effort

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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