Here is what some of our customers say about us

Trammell: 60×60 Gable Horse Barn in Arkansas

Jared Trammell Posted to the Barngeeks DIY Facebook Group 2/22/23 60’ x 60’. Oak frame, pine and oak girts and purlins, pine decking, oak board and batten sides, 12’ bent spacing. Horse barn plans with several mods. I asked a bunch of questions before starting. Many...

30×46 Gambrel built with local lumber

Michelle Johnson Posted to the Barngeeks DIY Facebook Group 2/22/23 We hired a contractor friend to build our Barn Geek 30 x 46 Gambrel barn…and are so happy with how it turned out! We used locally milled rough cut Douglas fir and sealed the exterior with a product...

Jay Bell 40×60 Gambrel Build

Jay Bell Posted to the Barngeeks DIY Facebook Group 2/27/23 My wife and I moved from New Hampshire to Texas in 2018 after retirement. In New Hampshire we owned an antique home built in 1840 that had a 40’ X 60’ bank barn attached to the house, which was my inspiration...

Barn Interview: John Casper

"Probably the most gratifying part of this whole project is every time someone new; friend, family, associates, what have you, come step through that door for the first time, people I've known my whole life or people I've just met just through work associations or...

 “Aaron was able to obtain high quality 150 year old reclaimed oak and have it milled as full length, wide floor boards for installation throughout the second floor of our rustic home (http://phoenixinthedunes.com). He also provided similar wood for the staircase. The results are phenomenal, and the work was professional and very reasonably priced. Aaron went out of his way to get us these special building materials that help made our home construction extra special. We would look forward to working with Aaron on another project in the future.” June 28, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results , Good Value , High Integrity

Derrick Mancini hired Aaron as a Milled recovered hardwood in 2006

“Aaron provided a well engineered Timber Frame Barn Kit. During the design process he worked with me to custom design exactly what I needed. The materials where all delivered to my site in a timely manner. Any small issues that came up, where quickly dealt with by Aaron himself. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to build an out-building that truly complements your home, to contact Aaron to discuss the advantages of Timber Framing!” July 13, 2010

Top qualities: Personable , Good Value , High Integrity

Brad Moore hired Aaron as a Timber Frame Barn Provider in 2009

Gary’s Barn

I have always enjoyed working in the woods, and at the saw mill.

Lucky for me a close neighbor has a saw mill, so its convenient.

Three years ago when I started to see Ash trees dyeing in my woods I decide to cut them, and make timbers. Always fascinated by old timber frame Barns that was the start I needed.
I cut, sawed, stacked, lathed, and started my building plans.
The timber framing is Ash from my farm which has been in our family since 1951 when my parents purchased it.
When I was in high school I planted the white pine trees as part of my FFA project in 1966. My Dad helped me plant the trees, so a great memory of my Dad. My Dad took a old two bottom plow, and made it a one bottom, hooked on our 8n ford tractor, and plowed a furrow to plant the trees. I would like to think I was a good planner, and knew I would use the trees for lumber some day, but not sure I would have thought it was possible.
Once I had all my lumber l got my permits, and found a Barn builder interested in helping me build my barn. The builder was Amish who had his three sons, and a nephew on his crew. I had a neighbor Help me do the staining, and sorting the lumber. That took 16 days to build the barn with the Amish. I did some detail work after that, install windows, stairs, door hardware etc.

All of the above was the easy part.

Making decisions on design, stain, framing, and the right materials was the hard part. With the help from Aaron, and all the information from the Barn Geek i had all the information I needed. When I asked Aaron a question I received the answer the same day.
I appreciated all the help, and Will pass on any information from my experience.

– Gary Moseman

I turned 70 last year, and retired at age 66. A timber frame Barn does take time, and more planning but a great accomplishment.
I hope guys like us inspire more guys to keep doing what they enjoy.
Aaron you have been a big part in keeping our Grandfathers  history, and heritages from being forgotten.
You should be proud of your accomplishments, and the help you have passed on to others.
Gary,

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Cutting Timbers in Advance: What is the best size to cut?

Cutting Timbers in Advance: What is the best size to cut?

Question: Aaron- Thank you for all the helpful info on your website. I just recently purchased a bandsaw mill and am going to start cutting timbers for later use. I am years away from thinking about a specific barn design but know I want to create these post and beam...

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Barn to Barndominium, The Secret’s in the Loft

Barn to Barndominium, The Secret’s in the Loft

Hey guys, Barn Geek here. This knee wall is one of those difficult things to translate from plans to real-world scale. That knee wall on the plans looks short, and people might think they won't have much room. I am approximately 5 foot 10, or 5 foot 8. This is our...

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Taming SPRING POLE Widow-Makers for a Safer Timber Harvest

Taming SPRING POLE Widow-Makers for a Safer Timber Harvest

As you harvest timbers for your barn project you will inevitably encounter a very dangerous situation in the woods called a Spring Pole. There are videos on youtube that discuss spring poles but most of them approach it by using two different cutting techniques. DO...

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Is Cottonwood any Good?

Is Cottonwood any Good?

Hey, folks! Barn Geek here, and in today's video, we're tackling the installation of these floor joists. You might remember seeing them in a previous video where we showcased these Cottonwood floor joists. It's been a couple of weeks since we installed them, and...

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The 15 Dollar Concrete Pier

The 15 Dollar Concrete Pier

In today’s video, we’ll be pouring more concrete piers for the footings of the lean-tos in our Timber Frame Barn project. So, let’s dive into making our own sonotubes using a plastic barrel. A 15-gallon barrel will yield about a 14-inch sonotube. Measure 12 inches for...

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Trammell: 60×60 Gable Horse Barn in Arkansas

Trammell: 60×60 Gable Horse Barn in Arkansas

Jared Trammell Posted to the Barngeeks DIY Facebook Group 2/22/23 60’ x 60’. Oak frame, pine and oak girts and purlins, pine decking, oak board and batten sides, 12’ bent spacing. Horse barn plans with several mods. I asked a bunch of questions before starting. Many...

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