Daniels Farm Corn Crib
16 X 20 feet | circa 1830 | Waterford, Vermont
This little barn was originally used to dry corn. One gable end of the barn had slotted boards to help with the ventilation. From the beginning, however, the barn was used for multiple purposes. It has a full second floor, with a unique staircase that hinges up and out of the way to make more space on the first floor. It was later used as a machine shop. The frame has hand hewn posts and timbers, and half-round rafters and floor joists. It is an adorable cabin!
320 square feet on the first floor, with another approximately 300 feet on the second floor
Hewn softwood posts
Three bent structure
Half-round rafters and floor joists
Beautiful wide roof, siding, and floor boards
This vintage timber frame would make an adorable woodlands retreat cabin. The space is cozy, and could easily be heated with a small wood stove.
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The Daniels Farm corn crib has a great profile, with approximately 10 foot walls. We love how well it blended into the forest in its original home.
This image shows the barn in the summer season.
This photo, taken circa 1898, shows the Daniels Farm where the corn crib was built.
The siding boards have beautiful color. These boards are labeled, and can be put right back where they came from.
Trees had grown right up close to the corn crib. This photo shows the 18 inch knee wall that gives the second floor a bit more head room.
This photo, taken in the late 1800s, shows the corn crib in the left of the background. It had a porch addition at the time that this photograph was taken.
The rafters are a combination of hewn and half-round, meaning that only some of the surfaces were flattened with a broad axe.
You can see some of the corn crib siding in this photo, which was gapped to increase air circulation. We love the geometry of these braces!
In this photo, Isaac was popping out the old pegs that have held strong for nearly two hundred years