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Rebuilding Tradition: A Family’s Journey with BarnGeek’s Gambrel Timber Frame Barn

The old 40 x 60 barn my grandfather built in the forties collapsed in a snowstorm in 2015. I wanted to replace it with a similar style so I chose the 40 x 60 gambrel. The original barn was a bank barn so we modified the plans and did that again.

Fall 2019 to Now: The Story of Our 44×60 BarnGeek Barndominium!

We are thrilled to share an inspiring story from one of our Barn Plans Library members. This family embarked on a remarkable journey to transform our BarnGeek 40x50 plan into their dream home. Back in the fall of 2019, they decided to mix a couple of our plans,...

The Best Treats for Your Chickens this Summer

What are the best treats for my chickens? What can I safely feed my chickens? Let's look at some common chicken treats and what makes them good for you (your wallet) and your chickens! 1. Food scraps Low waste, low cost, and tons of fun! What could be better? Chickens...

Barn Kits Avalible in 2024

Full Barn Kits are Back!   Have you thought to yourself, “I would sure love to build one of those BarnGeek Barns but I just wish I could get everything I need to build it in one all inclusive kit!”   Well, today is your lucky day! We are proud to announce...

The Ideal Horsebarn

Picture This: In the heart of a rolling countryside, nestled among whispering trees and fields of wildflowers, stands a timber frame barn that embodies rustic elegance and timeless charm. Its sturdy wooden beams, weathered by years of standing tall against the...

Gothic Barns: A Homesteader’s Guide to Durable and Efficient Design

The Gothic barn, with its distinctive arched roof and robust frame, caught my eye as a structure that’s not just functional but also has an aesthetic charm. The design, which dates back to

Gothic Barns: Creating Enchanting Wedding Venues with Timeless Design

The Gothic barn, with its distinctive architectural features and robust construction, offers an idyllic backdrop for weddings, imbuing each ceremony with a sense of history and romance.

How to Securely Install Post Brackets for Barn Building: A Step-by-Step Guide

For a standard Post Bracket installation, position your wedge anchors diagonally across from each other in the slots on the U bracket’s tabs. This method provides a balanced, sturdy attachment. When dealing with corners, it’s tempting to cut the U bracket

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...

Plank Frame Barn Construction: A Deep Dive into John L. Shawver’s Book

John L. Shawver’s “Constructing a Plank Frame Barn,” Forever changed the way farmers build barns.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Build a Post and Beam Barn: The Basics Step by Step

Welcome, folks, to the exciting world of post and beam barn building! In today's adventure, we will unveil the secrets of constructing your own post and beam barn or a modified timber frame structure. Let's dive into the step-by-step process to empower you to build a...

 Ancient Jib Pole, A Game Changer for Your Barn Project

Simple Jib Pole saves Your Back and Your Wallet!  My sister and her husband are building an off grid Barn Home, AKA a Barndominium on a raw piece of land, this will be their forever home. Their plan is to do so with as little cost as possible, while maintaining a High...

How To Install a T Plate

How to Build a Post and Beam Barn Video Series, Installing T Plates.

Timber Shed Kit Dog Kennel

This is a 12x16 Timber Shed we are building for our dogs based on our shed plans. Part One covers the frame construction. Part Two covers the roof and floor. Check out our sheds here

How To Set a Tie Beam

How To Build A Barn

Barn Kits Avalible in 2024

Full Barn Kits are Back!   Have you thought to yourself, “I would sure love to build one of those BarnGeek Barns but I just wish I could get everything I need to build it in one all inclusive kit!”   Well, today is your lucky day! We are proud to announce...

How to Securely Install Post Brackets for Barn Building: A Step-by-Step Guide

For a standard Post Bracket installation, position your wedge anchors diagonally across from each other in the slots on the U bracket’s tabs. This method provides a balanced, sturdy attachment. When dealing with corners, it’s tempting to cut the U bracket

How to Build a Post and Beam Barn: The Basics Step by Step

Welcome, folks, to the exciting world of post and beam barn building! In today's adventure, we will unveil the secrets of constructing your own post and beam barn or a modified timber frame structure. Let's dive into the step-by-step process to empower you to build a...

Building a Barn: A Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever dreamed of having a quaint little barn in your backyard? Have you always wanted to have a spacious workshop? Building a barn is a great way to add huge amounts of value to your property, but the construction process can seem overwhelming. Don’t worry!

Free Pole Barn Plans

How to get Free Pole Barn PlansAre you looking for free pole barn plans? Maybe you need some ideas and inspiration on planning your dream barn. If this is true you have come to the right place! We are offering several free books to download that are packed full of...

How To Set A Post

How to set a post, and install U Brackets in Your new BarnThe following two videos show in detail, how to install foundation U brackets, and how to set a post. If you have any questions on this process, just let me know.How to set a postGet access to more videos like...

How To Install A T-Plate

How to Install T plates on the Posts in Your new BarnThe following two videos show in detail, How to Install T plates on the Posts in Your new Barn. If you have any questions on this process, just let me know.How to install T PlatesGet access to more videos like this,...

Horse Barn Designing Planning

Horse barn design and layout planningWhy would you want to build a timber frame horse barn? Many people choose to board their horses, but there is nothing as wonderful as looking out your window and seeing your horse frolicking in the pasture. When you choose to house...

Gambrel Barn Plans

High Pitched Gable Barns One of the Oldest Barn Designs.Here you will find several gambrel barn designs. The gambrel roof became popular on barns after the American Civil war. The Gambrel barn allowed farmers to increase the size of their loft space without making the...

Gable Barns

High Pitched Gable Barns One of the Oldest Barn Designs.These traditional post and beam barn kits are inspired by the old high gable barns found near the Grand River in Michigan. High pitched barns are one of the oldest barn designs. Farmers of old needed a very steep...

Read More about Post and Beam Barn Kits below.

The Best Treats for Your Chickens this Summer

The Best Treats for Your Chickens this Summer

What are the best treats for my chickens? What can I safely feed my chickens? Let's look at some common chicken treats and what makes them good for you (your wallet) and your chickens! 1. Food scraps Low waste, low cost, and tons of fun! What could be better? Chickens...

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Barn Kits Avalible in 2024

Barn Kits Avalible in 2024

Full Barn Kits are Back!   Have you thought to yourself, “I would sure love to build one of those BarnGeek Barns but I just wish I could get everything I need to build it in one all inclusive kit!”   Well, today is your lucky day! We are proud to announce...

read more
The Ideal Horsebarn

The Ideal Horsebarn

Picture This: In the heart of a rolling countryside, nestled among whispering trees and fields of wildflowers, stands a timber frame barn that embodies rustic elegance and timeless charm. Its sturdy wooden beams, weathered by years of standing tall against the...

read more
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...

read more