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Barn relocation project finished.
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:31:02 am »
This is the barn we relocated and re-raised this past May.  It was originally built in 1897 as a 34ft x 50ft timber-frame dairy barn.  It is now a multi-purpose "outbuilding" on a small horse farm in south central Wisconsin.  I want to give credit to C&D Builders for working with me on re-raising the frame, and for all the work involved with finishing the structure.  Attaboy Guys!

And now for the pics!!!







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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:35:21 am »
 







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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 12:36:44 am »
 







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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 12:39:39 am »
 







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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 12:41:41 am »
 







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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 12:44:54 am »
 







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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 02:37:42 am »
Rooster,
Thanks for posting these pics.  It makes me look at old barns in a "what's the potential" kind of way rather than "wow that barn is ready to fall down" kind of way. 
It looks great!   8)  and thanks for preserving some more of our 'barn' history 8)
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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 08:26:28 am »
Great job, and thanks for post the pictures.

These types of shots are what we see at the "slide show" at a conference......
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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 09:38:01 am »
Good save of an old barn. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 09:48:35 am »
Really good photos. Very nice project with great results. You have to be proud of what you have done, bg

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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 11:28:06 am »
Wow! Great job.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 04:34:08 pm »
Awesome! Really nice work.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 10:25:38 pm »
Thanks everyone!  It looks even better on the inside.

I posted a bunch of pics in my album...under Projects.

I don't have it organized yet, so you will have to muddle through.

And I also want to remind everyone that the barn was roofed, Sip'd and sided buy C&D Builders, but I tf'd the front entryway.


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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2010, 08:38:27 am »
I don't remember that siding or the entryway there when I was there.  It does look very nice on the inside.  They reused cypress that was part of an old grainery I believe and native cherry, right? for some of the interior walls etc.  Very nice looking styff.
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Re: Barn relocation project finished.
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 09:18:26 pm »
Kind of makes This Old House look like a biginner.  I would assume it cost a lot more than building from new.

Beautiful work.

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2010, 09:16:17 pm »
JK,

I would somewhat agree with you, that the project does have the outward appearance of an "over-the-top" episode of This Old House.  I enjoyed that show for the contractors...not so much the production/ project selection.  I think that they went to extremes on some of those projects for the "shock value"...sort of not much "reality" in a reality show.

This barn has been a dream of the customer (Mr. and Mrs.) for over thirty years.  They were smart about it and did their homework.  They were also frugal by doing all the painting and staining themselves, bought the flooring from Lumber Liquidators as a conciderable savings, used hardwood cut from their woods for the interior wall covering, did all the landscaping themselves, and generaled the project with help from myself and C&D Builders.

And so the question of cost comparison between relocation of an existing frame and building one new was raised.  I have seen similar frames already dismantled, id'd, and stored, ready to be shipped and re-raised between $18,000-$25,000.  I am not sure if you could frame one new for the same money.  And on top of that, it is already 113 years old with nicely aged timbers.  That is the look they were going for, so an existing barn frame made the most sense.

Thanks for the question, JK. ;)

So maybe others could share their take on the old vs. new debate.  Can someone build a 34ft x 50ft x 18ft eave, four bay barn, three levels of girts, with a purlin system and common rafters for $18,000 or less?  How about built out of reclaimed barn beams...that all match?

I think it would be a challenge....what say you all?


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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 01:58:10 am »
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I say that even if you could build one for that price or cheaper, one thing you can't build is the 113 year old character of that barn. 
As far as I'm concerned, a barn like that is priceless... 8)
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2011, 08:06:25 pm »
A great and unique project!
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 11:18:16 am »
Just want to show everyone the finished product.
 

  

  

  

  

    

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 11:26:25 am »
Nice job, thanks for sharing.....
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 11:32:54 am »
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 05:24:24 pm »
That was a lot of grunt work but the result sure was worth it. You saved an old barn and gave it another purpose. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2012, 09:31:15 am »
Thanks Guys!!!

I'll be sure to pass along your comments to the property owners and all those involved with the project.

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 05:39:52 pm »
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Great photos and very beautiful work, You have given this barn a new life.
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