New Member: Van Gray from Texas (and North Carolina)

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    Van Gray
    Van Gray
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    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!

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    Brice Cochran
    Brice Cochran
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    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.

    #22311
    Van Gray
    Van Gray
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    Thanks, Brice!  I will connect with you once I am a bit closer.

    All the best,  Van

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