Waterford Gunstock Barn

32 X 42 feet | circa 1840 | Waterford, Vermont

This remarkable structure is a classic example of an English style gunstock frame. It has the classic layout, with large center doors on each eve, a wide bay on one side for hay storage, and a narrow bay on the other where the animals were housed. There was originally a loft in the center of the barn where oats and other grains could be placed to dry. The structure is all hewn- including the braces!

 

Details: 

  • 1,344 square feet on the first floor

  • Hewn softwood gunstock posts, with the tops of the posts measuring up to 15 inches in width

  • Four bent structure

  • Beautiful and sound queen system that supports the rafters at mid span

  • Full length 42 foot timbers

  • Half-round rafters

Possibilities:

This vintage timber frame would make an incredible house or great room. It could have a partial second floor added, or it could be left as a cathedral space. The soaring gunstock posts draw your eyes upward to the magnificent queen system.

Drawings and dimensions

Drawings and dimensions

For more drawings click on the image and then 'Go to link'

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

The Waterford Barn has classic lines and a straight ridge.

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

The frame is in great shape. This post in the close corner measures 15 inches at the top.

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

The posts are beautiful. The old horse drawn dump wagon has lived in this barn for many decades!

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

This photo shows the queen system and rafters. We will be tightening up the roof boards and adding to them from our inventory of vintage materials.

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

In this photo, you can see one of the hand hewn braces. Hewn braces are uncommon.

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

We found this "witch mark" on one of the siding boards. This mark is believed to keep evil spirits away from the barn!

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

Here is a view from the first floor looking up into the rafters.

Waterford Barn

Waterford Barn

The Waterford Barn would make an incredible great room.

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

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Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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