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!
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
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.