Castleton Carriage Barn
22 X 24 feet | circa 1860s | Castleton, Vermont
This frame is well constructed. Built when the slate industry was beginning in our area, the rafter system has closely spaced 4x4 timbers that have beautiful color. In our restoration, we will be adding collar ties to further stiffen the roof. The posts are ash, the top plates are pine and the girts are a beautiful hickory.
500+ square feet
Double girts on each of the three bents
Braces at tops and bottoms of posts
Floor joists for the loft are half-round
Beautiful vintage roof boards
This stout little structure is ideal for a small home. Even with its small footprint, this structure can have both a cathedral section and a half second floor that would look out and down into the house. The double girt means that there is already a timber spanning the edge of the loft at handrail height. The frame could also be a great little horse barn or garage.