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Timber Frame Barn Remodel #4: Then there was less below and more above

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Blog entry by PoohBaah posted 05-07-2018 04:35 PM 1726 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Slow, very slow progress Part 4 of Timber Frame Barn Remodel series Part 5: Small Steps Forward »

Well we are currently between swaps right now. The box swap went really well and the mallet/hammer swap doesn’t start up for a few more weeks. Also things in the fields are going well and nearly all the cattle are moved to pasture. Even with all this going on I actually had a few free hours to get back into my barn and start cleaning. I started a fire in my burn barrel and also in my fire pit. So by dividing and conquering I was able to make some pretty decent headway. You can see in the pictures that I was able to get most of the old feed bunk taken out and a lot of the junk cleared.

There is still more to go and I still have to get the bottom feed trough dealt with but slow and steady steps forward.

AND before anyone throws a fit about me burning lumber, everything that is being burned is beyond salvageable. Its mostly 3/4” that is twisted and wavy or it is pine. Any oak that is 4/4 is being saved and placed up in the loft. Also going up into the loft is the load of walnut that I had milled up 2 years ago.

Currently to get into the loft you have to precariously climb a ladder and jimmy under a support.

I have plans to cut out this section of floor and then install a staircase up to the hay loft. And when I say hay loft there is still a ton of loose hay and straw up there that is going to have to be dealt with soon as well. It was mighty dusty up there just moving this small area around.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon



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EarlS

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 05:20 PM

I’m worn out just looking at the pictures. That is definitely a long term project. Looks like you have the right approach, focus on a little at a time until it is done.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 06:50 PM

Earl, I will admit that I was tired over the weekend. I could have used another day off instead of coming in to the office this morning but oh well. I am headed home tonight to start the fire back up and borrow the father in law’s chain saw to work on those bunks.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 11:09 PM

Wow, what a lot of work Neil! Just found this but I want to follow along. I had visions once of building a timberframe shop once, bought and studied some books on it. With the timberframe construction, how are you going to raise the loft flooring joists for your vehicles?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 11:14 PM

That looks an awful lot like real work there, Neil.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 11:36 PM

Wow, you really got your hands full there buddy. But in the end, if there is ever one, you’ll have a nice place!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 05-08-2018 12:11 AM

dont breathe that hay dust especially if there is pigeon poop in it :<((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 05-08-2018 03:58 AM

Great space

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 05-08-2018 10:37 AM



dont breathe that hay dust especially if there is pigeon poop in it :<((((

- GR8HUNTER

I am a believer in the RZ Masks. They are an awesome product and I have been wearing one in the ship since Christmas.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#9 posted 05-08-2018 10:41 AM



. With the timberframe construction, how are you going to raise the loft flooring joists for your vehicles?

- duckmilk

Duck- the second floor, floor joists are set on top the cross members and not mortised into them. So I am able to just move them up 6’ to the next cross members. I am going ot tie them into them and leave it open. I do not plan on using this section for anything I will still have 5 of 16’x15’ section to fill with “stuff”.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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