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Curb Appeal

Most of this spring has been spent continuing projects that had to be tarped over the god-awful winter we had last year. But one brand new project (that had been perking for a while) was getting a sign up out … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the Old

If you read some of the beginning of this whole story of how Barnhaven came to be, you might remember that I bought my barn and an acre of land for a buck. It came from my family’s lot of … Continue reading

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Part 8 ~ A Memorial Day to Remember

I headed back to the barn in April or so, when the cold weather broke. Next thing I knew it was Memorial Day weekend, a year after buryin’ my dad, when all these people showed up—my younger brother Joel and … Continue reading

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Part 5 ~ Up On the Roof

Once the building was all tightened up and I was sure the rafters weren’t gonna move around anymore by me jackin’ up the building or suckin’ it back together, it was time to do the roof.  ’Cause it needed it … Continue reading

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Part 4 ~ Irregular Proceedings According to Plan

After I got the turn buckles in and the barn was fairly pulled back together again, I started modifying the actual timber framing inside, the mortise and tenon joints. That was interesting. I had to lower the beams that are … Continue reading

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Part 2 ~ Sucking It All In

Some of the upright beams had split lengthwise, vertically, especially the beams in the back were in bad shape. So I had U-shaped plates built, and bolted those around the vertical splits. Then I went up to State Line Steel, … Continue reading

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