Maine Tavern

22 x 32 Feet | 1830s | Green, Maine

This frame came from Greene, Maine. It served as a tavern on an early road across the state, and later was utilized as a house. It is a beautiful hewn structure, with massive second floor joist logs that span the entire width of the building. The framers used old methods in the construction, including principle rafters and purlins. 

Details:

  • Full second floor, giving approximately 1,200 square feet of living space

  • Hewn Hemlock, with hardwood floor joists

  • Principle rafter system with purlins

  • Restored frame, erected on your foundation, with roof boards applied.

 

Possibilities:

This frame is large enough for a home. It would also make a wonderful studio. One great option would be to install just half of the second floor, creating a cathedral ceiling in one section of the building. 

Maine Tavern Barn

Maine Tavern Barn

View of the gable.

Maine Tavern Barn

Maine Tavern Barn

This photo shows the principle rafters and purlins that create the roof system.

Maine Tavern Barn

Maine Tavern Barn

We love the symmetry of the braces in this upper corner.

Maine Tavern Barn

Maine Tavern Barn

We found this daisy wheel, or eternity sign, inscribed on one of the tavern rafters.

Drawings and dimensions

Drawings and dimensions

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