Antique Frames

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New Gloucester, ME Barn

Circa 1820. This barn is originally from Stow, Maine. Classic gable entry barn. Originally 40' x 50', we cut the barn down to 34' x 48' to fit customers existing foundation. All the original layout was used for half of the barn. We incorporated two king post trusses to provide clear span space  more photos

Circa 1855 Barn, Brownfield, ME

This is a 37’x60’ Gable Entry Barn House Conversion. The original frame was 37’x38’ with full plates and an interrupted tie beam. Note the interior posts of this section are from sill to rafter. The frame still incorporates the English Tying joint however. There was an added 22’ section cut from the parts of an earlier barn. This section needed extensive repair. We used the original tie beams...  more photos

Stone Mountain Arts Center

This is the lobby and bar of the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This 200 year old Gable Entry New England barn once stood in the parking lot of the Stone Mountain Arts Center here in Brownfield. The owners, Carol Noonan and Jeff Flagg had us dismantle the frame back in 2006 to make room for the parking lot. We cleaned and repaired the frame the following summer and put it in storage to wait for...  more photos

Circa 1840 Cape

This is a Circa 1840 , 24’ x 32’ High Posted Cape. Originally from Bridgton, Maine, we re-assembled the frame on Chebeague Island.   more photos

Mosher Barn, Gorham

This is the circa 1820 Mosher Barn. It is the last of four Mosher Barns at Mosher Corner in Gorham, Maine. We dismantled, cleaned, and repaired the frame. It is now re-assembled at the Shaw Brother’s Cherry Hill Farm in Gorham. The barn is 42’x80’ and is cut from hemlock and pine. The frame incorporates the English Tying joint with full 42’ tie beams and FULL 80’ plates. The common...  more photos

Bethel, ME Ski House

This Circa 1790 eave entry English Barn was relocated from East Bethel to Bethel, Maine and converted to a house. The kitchen and most of the bedrooms and bathrooms were located in two additions to maintain the openness of the original barn frame.  more photos

Historic North Fryeburg Frame

Circa 1786, this frame was dismantled, cleaned, repaired and re-assembled on a new foundation on the same Fryeburg property. This is the third time this frame has been re-built as the 1786 frame was cut around parts of an even earlier frame. We love being part of a building’s history!  more photos

Foss Mountain, NH Barn

This is a Circa 1840 Gable Entry Barn. Originally from Hollis, Maine, we re-assembled the frame in Eaton, NH on the foundation of an earlier barn. The frame is hewn Red Pine with a footprint of 38’x48’. A full tie and plate frame utilizing the English Tying Joint with a major rafter/common purlin roof system. (Very common to antique barns in our area of Maine and New Hampshire).   more photos

Harrison, ME Carriage Barn Circa 1850

This is a 24’ 6” x 25’ carriage barn originally from Norway, Maine. We dismantled, cleaned, repaired and re-assembled the frame in Harrison, Me. It will be used as a small barn with living space on second floor. Nice dropped tie frame with hewn common rafters. Timbers are Hemlock, Spruce and Pine. We found the date of October 8, 1850 on one post which is most likely the original build date.  more photos

Lovell, ME Barn House Conversion

This is the 200 year old North Lovell barn re-assembled. Classic English style barn with an added bay. The barn is 30’x46’ and will be converted into a house. We will be cutting a new frame for the entry.   more photos

Stone Mountain Arts Center Breezeway

Here is the breezeway that connects the two timber frames at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine. This is a new frame cut from both rough sawn and hewn timbers salvaged from a shed that was added to a barn we dismantled in Cornish, Maine. The roof system is a simple king post truss with common purlins resting on a continuos top plate. The frame is approximately 7' wide and 38...  more photos

Caribou, ME

This is a new 34’ x 40’ Barn cut from antique timber. This is a dropped tie frame with common rafters and a major purlin. The timber was salvaged from the property’s original 40’ x 60’ barn that was falling down. The salvageable material dictated the size and design of the frame. The frame design is typical of barns in Northern Maine.  more photos

Lovell, ME

This is the West Bethel Barn, re-assembled in Lovell, Maine. The original, 1810 frame was 30'X 24'6". We added one bent to increase the size to 36' utilizing like timbers and traditional joinery.  more photos

Barnstable, MA

Barnstable, Ma. Circa 1870 carriage barn from Granite, NH. This dropped tie frame was cut from hewn and sawn Hemlock. Many of the hewn timbers are re-purposed from another frame. (typical in later era frames)   more photos

Freedom, NH Barn

This is a new frame cut from the salvaged parts of the customer's collapsed barn. I had to incorporate some new timber too. Original barn was 36'x36'. It is now 24'x34' (salvageable material dictating the size).   more photos

Snow Farm, NH

Circa 1803 School House. This 19’x25’ frame has had several lives in its 200 year history. It was originally a school house in Effingham, Nh. It then served as a small store and later was moved up to the Snow Farm to be used as a small carriage barn. We dismantled, repaired and re-assembled the frame in 2016, moving it to a new foundation and a to more convenient location at the Snow...  more photos

Duncan Lake, NH

Here's a new house frame we designed and cut using antique beams. Located on Duncan Lake in Ossipee, NH. This frame incorporated several historic timber frame joinery elements. The loft portion of the frame was built utilizing a Wedged Dovetail Tying joint, common in high posted cape frames. The great room was tied together with a classic English Tying joint and a King Post Truss.  more photos

Fairview Lake, PA

Here is the circa 1800 carriage barn re-assembled at Fair View Lake in Pennsylvania. We added a 10'x24' shed to the original 24'x24' frame. Half of the building will be used as a garage/workshop and half will accommodate two bed rooms and a bathroom. The two tiered loft above will be a bunk area for the customer's grandchildren.  more photos

Wolfeboro, NH

Circa 1790 English Barn relocated to Wolfeboro, NH on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. A shed was added using antique timbers to increase the footprint to 50 by 50.  more photos

Bucks County, PA

Circa 1841 Backhouse Ell. This is a 16'x50' hewn Pine and Spruce frame. It was originally located in Eaton, NH and attached to a cape that was relocated to Virginia. This frame was reassembled in Bucks County, Pa in the spring of 2003. The shed roof was added. It is currently used as a four door garage and compliments the grounds of a circa 1790 stone farmhouse.   more photos

Newry, ME

This Antique Barn was relocated to Newry, Me from Lovell, Me. It is a gable entry English barn circa 1830. Utilizing a unique tying joint, it also incorporated long corner bracing. This is a barn conversion and will be the owner's ski house at Sunday River Ski Resort. This was a LEEDS certified project and by using an antique (recycled) timber frame, the owners earned points toward...  more photos

Catskills, NY

This circa 1850 barn was moved in 1890 and again in 2007 when we dismantled the barn for re-assembly in New York. It is a 32'x40', five bent, gable entry barn. With five bents, (most barns of this size have four bents) we lofted half of the barn across the gable. The barn is now a house on the shore of Swinging Bridge Reservoir in the Catskills.  more photos

Chappaquiddick, MA

This Cape and attached Ell are new frames cut from antique timber. The 29'x36' Cape incorporates a classic English Tying Joint, continuous plates, and a major rafter/minor purlin roof system. The Kitchen ell is 18'x24'. Note how the interior tie beams of the Kitchen ell extend through the plate to create the entry way. Timbers used in these frames are hewn Pine, Spruce, and Hemlock salvaged...  more photos

Chappaquiddick, MA Porch

This is another new frame cut from antique timber. It is 12'x14' and was closed in as a screened porch. We cut a simple King Post Truss from hewn Chestnut and Pine. The posts are hewn Hemlock. Note the hewn braces too. This frame was attached to the Cape and Ell we designed, cut, and assembled on Chappaquiddick Island.  more photos

Harpswell, ME

Here is the Harpswell Barn. This frame is 16' X 30' and was a backhouse barn attached to a small, circa 1835 cape. The tie below the plate frame is typical of ell frames and provides enough room on the second floor for a sleeping area. This frame was dismantled, repaired and re-assembled. We added sheds on a gable and an eave to provide shop space for the owner. The antique timber frame is used...  more photos

Harrison, ME

This is a 24'x36' carriage barn. This is a new frame cut from antique timbers. The timbers came from a house that was slated for demolition. The frame was designed around much of the existing joinery, utilizing the English Tying Joint and the post layout of the original plates. There are three bays and two levels of lofts. While this frame is used as a garage and shop, its design would also...  more photos

Jackson, NH

This is a four bent, three bay English barn relocated from the Connecticut River Valley to Jackson, NH. This is a late eave entry English barn circa 1841. The barn is heated and insulated. Maine Mountain Post & Beam completed this building frame to finish. The first photo in the series shows the barn prior to dismantle.  more photos

Jackson, NH Cabin

Here is an example of some interior beam work. This is the open living room in a small cabin in Jackson, NH. To create a warmer space, we installed four simple trusses cut from antique timber.  more photos

Ossipee, NH

This is the circa 1820 corn crib re-assembled in Ossipee, NH. It is a nice little tie below the plate frame. The building is 12'x14'. We closed in the frame with the original boards and utilized vintage metal roofing. The door was moved from the gable to the eave.  more photos

Thornton, NH

The Thornton, Nh Cabin is a new frame cut from antique timber. The main cabin is 14'x18' with a 6'x12' entry. This frame utilizes tapered posts and the English Tying Joint. Timbers are hewn Pine and Hemlock.  more photos

North Haven Island Barn

This is the circa 1875 Cider Mill Barn re-assembled on North Haven Island. The five bent frame is 24’x40’. After we cleaned and repaired the frame, we cut in two lofts to accommodate some seasonal living space. The barn was sheathed with antique boards.   more photos

Waccabuc, NY

Here is the North Bridgton, Me barn circa 1860. This is a 24'x30' sawn and hewn frame of Pine and Hemlock that was used as a carriage barn. We dismantled, repaired and reassembled this antique timber frame in the Fall of 2009. It was relocated to Westchester County, NY as home addition.   more photos

Red Fox Bar and Grill

This is a circa 1841 Barn frame from Eaton, NH. We cut the barn down to fit into an existing space at the Red Fox Barn and Grill.   more photos

Fryeburg, Maine Dismantle

We are currently dismantling this 230 year old house in Fryeburg, Maine.The frame will then be cleaned, repaired and re-assembled on a new foundation on the same property. This is a great way to completely restore this historically important frame. It is documented to have been built on the current site in 1786. The two story building is built around the parts of an earlier single story...  more photos

1820 Stow, Maine Barn

We dismantled this classic gable entry barn this summer. We are currently working on the frame in our Fryeburg shop.  more photos

Circa 1830 Cape

Here is a great example of a small high posted cape. The frame incorporates the wedged dove tail tying joint, common in this style of frame. The hand hewn timbers are pine, spruce and hemlock.  more photos

Kezar Lake, Lovell

This little barn was once a back house ell attached to a small cape.   more photos