If you were sitting in this amazing great room, it would be easy to "Relax and Enjoy the View," especially with a country view like this! Inside this stunning barn home you will enjoy exposed wood beams, high ceilings, lots of space and stone fireplace, in a setting of your choosing, these barn homes offer plenty of options.
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. Their custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, their barns are pre manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. On this company's website you will find many of their stunning post and beam builds, used for a variety of uses, each one unique in its own way.
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.
Box frames are a simple timber frame made of straight vertical and horizontal pieces with a common rafter roof without purlins. The term box frame is not well defined and has been used for any kind of framing other than cruck framing. The distinction can be made by the roof load carried by the exterior walls. A cruck is a pair of crooked or curved timbers which form a bent in the United States or a cross frame in the United Kingdom, the individual timbers are each called a blade. More than 4,000 cruck frame buildings have been recorded in the UK. There are several types of cruck frames. Aisled frames have one or more rows of interior posts. These interior posts typically carry more structural load than the posts in the exterior walls. Aisled buildings are wider than the simpler box framed or cruck framed buildings, and typically have purlins supporting the rafters.