The Hero Barn - A Gunstock Timber Frame

26 X 36 feet | 1780s | North Hero, Vermont

This barn is a rare and valuable find hailing from North Hero. The gunstock frame is made with Oak and American Chestnut. This barn has a 36-foot ridge beam, made from American Chestnut. It also boasts hand hewn, Chestnut diagonal braces. This frame has a steep roof pitch (12/12).

 

Details:

  • 936 square feet, Oak and American Chestnut woood

  • 12 foot flared posts

  • Potential for loft

  • 36-foot ridge beam

  • Includes roof boards

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

 

Possibilities:

This frame would make a beautiful great room, studio, or barn.

 

Read more about this frame on our blog:

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The roof line is still straight after 230+ years

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

Nice lines, designed using geometry

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

Roof boards, good quality when cleaned up

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The steep roof pitch allows for the possibility of a loft or second floor

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The 26x36 frame, tired but worthy of restoration

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

Hand hewn rafters attached to Chestnut ridge beam

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

Braced ridge beam and beautiful boards

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The Hero Barn-Gunstock Timber Frame

The gunstock posts are Oak, with Chestnut horizontal beams

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

19 North Street
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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