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Project by johnintegrity posted 07-07-2011 10:05 PM 2224 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an english barn that we restored, By far the most challenging project I have ever done. The original barn was built circa 1750 on a stone foundation. it was then moved about 1/4 mile to its current location about 1800 due to flooding [ it was built next to a river] They never put a proper foundation under it when they moved it so it simply sank into the ground . We restored it using timber from onsite and from trees nearby. we reused as much of the original wood as possible ie 8×10 has rot, rip down to 3×5 for brace ,remove all rot from around edge. the first 2 pictures are the front before and after the second 2 are a gable end during and after the last 2 are the interior second floor and first floor . this is all traditional mortise and tenon joineery.

-- John, MA http://www.integrity1.smugmug.com





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Bertha

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 10:08 PM

Wow. Incredible. I wish the pictures reproduced with a bit more detail. I wouldn’t want to be the guy on that ladder!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 10:39 PM

The awesomeness of this is of epic proportions. The finished product is absolutely stunning. Well done. Was this on your property?

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 10:43 PM

Wow, the pictures miraculously cleaned up. Maybe I caught it during download. HawkDriver’s right, if you can’t stand epicness, don’t look at the pictures. It’s insane. How long a project was that?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 01:28 AM

Uh. Wow.

Did you do a blog on this ?? I would enthusiastically lap up more pictures.

This is just stunning. Congratulations !!!!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 01:29 AM

Bertha: need a little fresh air ? ;-)

I know about 300 good eye doctors, if that’s the issue :-p

-- -- Neil

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kenn

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 01:54 AM

Run electric and I’ll be ready to move my shop in next weekend! Beautiful work, nice save.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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SkolVikes

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 03:33 AM

Ho Lee Sheet!

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 03:54 AM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 04:18 AM

Wow Yea! That’s some fine work! Just about to start a straw bale house here in WA, at least we can afford to do the open front porch with timber frame construction. Thanks for sharing & Dwellings are wood working too!!

-- $tudie

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#10 posted 07-08-2011 04:18 PM

Wow! I have a barn ca. 1830 that needs some work… This will definitely serve as inspiration

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#11 posted 07-08-2011 08:44 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! A lot of work went into this. Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 07-09-2011 06:06 AM

Wow! beautiful. The cost of restoring this barn is probably more than what my house is worth… Its also looks more luxurious..

-- Yves

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#13 posted 07-09-2011 06:08 AM

I would enjoy watching a TV show where one such restoration would be featured. It is truly amazing.

-- Yves

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#14 posted 07-23-2011 02:37 AM

Awesome job!! Nice save. Bet the builder would have loved to have those lights ;-)) What part of the country is it in?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 07-23-2011 03:03 AM

Gre3at work

-- Norman

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