Circa 1810 Carriage Barn, Bethel, ME
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This is three bent, hand hewn frame from West Bethel, Maine. The timbers are White Pine and the braces are Oak. The frame utilizes the classic English Tying Joint which is typical to this barn's era (1810). Note how the major rafter/common purlin system is connected with long braces under the purlins. This is a nice detail that makes the roof system very ridged. The frame is 30' X 24'6". With a 15' post it is a full two stories. It would make a great guest house, studio, or carriage barn.