Leading Manufacturer's Secret Method for Ever-Lasting Barn Home Construction

This "Happy Frame Photo" is what it must feel like when you are starting to build your Sand Creek Post and Beam barn, they really are a work of art. These traditional and authentic style barns have many uses, from homes, to stables, to equipment storage and wedding celebrations.

Sand Creek Post and Beam are the leading manufacturer of custom designed wood barn and barn home kits. They are a family owned company, located in the heart of rural America at Wayne, Nebraska. Their focus is on post and beam construction, using historic designs, and having exceptional customer service. They have had the pleasure of assisting over 1,000 customers with their dream barns in 48 states including Hawaii, as well as several Canadian provinces. There are different types of barn structures you might be interested from wood barns, barn homes, event barns, barn Kings, pavilions, windmills and accessories. You won't believe how beautiful some of these barn structures are, this company is keeping the tradition of barns alive with their quality builds. Rustic yet sophisticated, their barns are pre manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations

A barn is typically an agricultural building primarily located on farms and used for many purposes, most often for the housing of livestock and storage of crops. In addition, barns may be used for equipment storage, as a covered workplace, and for activities such as threshing. The word barn is also used to describe buildings used for uses such as a tobacco barn or dairy barn. Byre is a word for one type of barn meant for keeping cattle. In the United States older barns were built from timbers hewn from trees on the farm and built as a log crib barn or timber frame, although stone barns were sometimes built in areas where stone was a cheaper material for building. In the mid to late 19th century barn framing methods in the United States began to shift away from traditional timber framing to truss framed or plank framed buildings. Truss or plank framed barns reduced the number of timbers instead using dimensional lumber for the rafters, joists, and sometimes the trusses.

Timber framing and post and beam construction are methods of building homes with heavy timbers rather than dimensional lumber such as 2 foot by 4 foot lumber. Traditional timber framing is the method of creating structures and homes by using heavy squared off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs. It is common in wooden buildings from the 19th century and earlier. This method of building comes from making things out of logs and tree trunks without modern high tech saws to cut lumber from the starting material stock. Using axes, adzes, and draw knives, hand powered auger drill bits, and laborious woodworking, artisans or farmers could gradually assemble a building capable of bearing heavy weight without excessive use of interior space given over to vertical support posts. Since this building method has been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world, there are many styles of historic framing. These styles are typically categorized by the type of foundation, walls, how and where the beams intersect, the use of curved timbers, and the roof framing details. Three basic types of timber frames in English speaking countries are the box frame, cruck frame, and aisled frame.

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