Exploring a Stunning 22×50 Gable Barn

with 10×40 Porch and Lean-to

These barn plans are designed to give you a huge loft area and a nice covered porch. Barn Designs like these really capture the heart of the country. In this detailed virtual tour, we’ll explore the intricacies of this magnificent 22×50 Gable Barn featuring two 10×40 lean to’s. This Barn Plan displays unique architectural additions and practical considerations in design.  It showcases a design that is both aestheticly charming and classicly functional.

Exterior Features:
The exterior boasts a distinctive Widow’s Peak and balcony.  Take a close look at the custom Weather Vein with a beautiful copper patina. The homeowner salvaged this unique piece, adding aged copper character reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty. The oversized Widow’s Peak required additional bracing, that required thoughtful engineering to support the added weight.

Balcony and Porches:
Examining the balcony and porches reveals the careful use of 1×3 spindles, creating a cohesive flow with the batens on the exterior. The choice of materials contributes to the overall aesthetic appeal. The balcony, adorned with the same 1×3 spindles, offers a charming space overlooking the surrounding landscape.

Structural Elements:
Highlighted structural elements include a 6×6 knee brace, showcasing the integration of traditional and functional design. The use of RRS screws for connection emphasizes the simplicity of construction techniques employed in this barn. Additionally, the incorporation of gable vents enhances the classic barn aesthetics while promoting ventilation.

Interior Design:
Inside, the barn features a spacious layout with ample clearance and a single-turn staircase leading to the second floor. Generous window placement allows natural light to flood the interior, creating an inviting atmosphere. The owner uses the barn for an art studio, emphasizing the versatility of these structures beyond traditional agricultural use.

Technical Details:
With 11 feet of clearance on the first floor, a single turn in the staircase accommodates the barn’s considerable height. The steep pitches, such as 10:12 and 6:12, ensure efficient runoff, making it ideal for snow-prone areas.

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Solid Steel Plate Timber Brackets

We have put together all the hardware you need to build this majestic post and beam barn! All the plates, brackets, and timber screws are there.

Learn more details and how to get your DIY Hardware Kit...

steel hardware

Hardware Kit for this barn includes….

44 T-plates

26 U-brackets

24 4-Hole Strap plates

500 ct 3/8 x 8 RSS screws

750 ct 5/16 x 5 1/8 RSS screws

750 ct 5/16 x 4″ RSS screws

 

Request a quote by emailing [email protected] with your name, address, and the barn you are interested in.

Hardware Pricing

 

4 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$44.99 per piece Bare Steel
$52.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

6 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$44.99 per piece Bare Steel
$52.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

T plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$54.99 per piece Bare Steel
$62.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

Plus plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$64.99 per piece Bare Steel
$72.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

U brackets
$54.99 per piece Bare Steel
$62.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

2-Stage U brackets
$64.99 per piece Bare Steel
$72.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

*Due to supply chain issues we no longer include bolts/nuts with plates or brackets.  We recommend using local sources, like TSC (tractor supply) or online sources like Bolt Depot.

*shipping is not included

We also offer RSS Screws:
3/8" x 8" RSS (Timbers)
250 ct $349
5/16 x 5 1/8" RSS (Purlins)
250 ct $149
5/16" x 4" RSS (Girts)
250 ct $129

Step 1: Understanding the U Bracket

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