New Member: Van Gray from Texas (and North Carolina) Search for: Searching This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Van Gray 3 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts July 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm #22289 Van GrayParticipant Hi Everyone! I plan on retiring in the next several years, and am hoping to build several Timber Frame structures on a piece of property my wife and I own in North Carolina. I am new to timber framing, but have built homes and buildings before using current practices. I am most interested in building a Barn like the ones I grew up dreaming that I would someday own. Maybe Brice could put a larger timber frame barn (larger than the 24′ x 36′ one in the current Timber HQ library) on the his list of “to design” projects? Maybe something in the 40′ x 72′ range – something with some character? A barn that you might see in one of Eric Sloane’s many drawings of classic barn styles (i.e. in “An Age of Barns”). A set of plans for a typical Dutch Barn or a larger Canadian “Sugar Shack” style would be awesome. It would also be interesting to consider a more historical set of buildings in the “continuous architecture” or “connecting barns” spirit. Say even a historical/traditional “Dog-Trot” house with connecting carriage house and barn/workshop. I am looking forward to learning about Timer Framing and to the discussions in the group. I am really impressed with the excellent quality and detail of the Timer Frame HQ plans; thanks, Brice! July 23, 2019 at 9:39 am #22307 Brice CochranKeymaster Thanks for your thought Van! I am excited to hear about your journey. That is a big barn and something that would, I feel be more of a custom design. As a timber frame gets bigger the complexity of the engineering increases causing more and more variables. When you get closer let me know and we can chat. July 23, 2019 at 9:56 am #22311 Van GrayParticipant Thanks, Brice! I will connect with you once I am a bit closer. All the best, Van Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.