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Barn frames available for sale.

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Dale Lehmer: 1-315-286-4847

Buyers of our barn frames receive a 20% discount on all our antique flooring, siding and other materials for the barn!!!


Pricing of our barn frames - pricing of frames is more complicated than most folks realize. Like buying a used car, there are many hidden issues that determine the real value of what you purchased. Read more...










38’ x 50’

Mostly White Pine

4 bents, 3 bays (14’, 16’ 20’ bays). 10”x 10” posts.

In Perfect Condition!

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25.5’ x 48’


25.5' x48' x16.5' post + 10ish plate;
All hemlock with basswood plates;
Full 10x10 ties and posts;
Double ties in 3 bents and the 4th bent has a single tie (upper);
84" under lower ties;
Bays are, 16' inc 2 posts/ 12' door opening/ 20' inc 2 posts

Very nice smaller frame with good height under tie beams. Timbers are very well sized for a frame this small. We have a swing beam we could also add.

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36’ x 50’, or with 12’ lean to = 48’ x 50’

Heavily timbered 36’ x 50’, with an original 12’ x 50’ lean-to shed addition, for a total footprint of 48’ x 50’. Many options with this configuration. High side walls, purlin system, wonderful hand hewn timber frame. See more inside.

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30’ x 50’

The Norwich is an excellent 30'x50' swing beam barn with the loft and original floor joist. The other nice quality of this frame is that other than one replacement for purlins support the barn is almost completely as it was originally.

Another great feature of this barn is that the loft is still in tack and built such, that I believe it could be used as is in a home conversion for basically a 20' x 30' second floor loft bedrooms or anything you wanted. It has great hewn log sleepers for floor joist.

The side walls of this barn are 16' +/- and we could put the frame up on "plinth blocks" (that we make) which would elevate the entire frame up to a foot or more. We use them on most all of our barn these days to get an extra foot of so of elevation very cost effectively and they also add a great detail to the overall look of the frame. Sort of give it a "classical look" I sent a couple of photos of barn frames we put up for others that show the plinth blocks. 

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30’ x 50’

Hand hewn pine and hemlock

--Very large posts and tie beams 11"x 12" hand hewn pine.

--High (17' plus) side walls that allow for two complete floors with high ceilings on fist floor.

--Stunning 18" swing beam with loft beam. Swing beam bent has 2 posts and 2 girts plus knee braces built into the bent tying in the swing beam with the upper tie beam. Very good for structural reasons as well as a very attractive architectural detail.

--Both end bents have middle posts with girts that provide better structure for lofts and already set up for a ridge beam system if one is installed (which I would recommend).


Absolutely pristine condition for a structure this early.


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25'-6” x 36'-2” +/-



2- 18'-1" (+/-) bays. Very nice for loft in half of barn and other half cathedral ceiling

10"x 10" hand hewn posts. Very large timbers for barn this size

Bents have two tie beams with 6'-8" between them

Double girt on long walls with 6"x 8" girts

16'-8" sidewalls--very high sidewalls also for small barn and perfect for full 2nd floor loft.

Full length 8"x10" rafter plates

Approximately 8/12 pitch roof.


Pristine condition.

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Bailey 1 Barn 30'x 48' 

 (Has a twin brother the Bailey 2 Barn  30'x50' almost identical).

Hand Hewn Pine

4 bents, 3 bays – approximately 16' wide.

 16'+/- high side walls

11"x 11" to 12"x 12"  +/- timbers and tie beams

Double girts on side walls

Very heavy purlin system and pole rafters (Queen Posts)

Very nice hand hewn and sawn pine and cedar undercarriage  (Floor joist in basement) that could be incorporated into the upper structure loft(s) for exposed floor joist. 

Superb condition and color


This is a really nice barn frame for a medium size barn home conversion. Another great large timbered Canadian frame. Would lend itself easily to a 1800 to 2400 sq. ft. home or more if you put on some tasteful additions. We also have a swing beam we could add if desired. Very strong roof system that should pass most engineering requirements. High side walls (16'+/- which give plenty of height for two full floors and we could put it on plinth blocks to gain another foot in height which could give you approx. 9' ceilings in first floor and still close to 8' in second. This is a very handsome and "clean frame".

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30’ x 30’

Hand Hewn Hemlock

3-Bent, 2-bay barn

16' ish side walls

10"x 10" hand hewn hemlock posts and tie beams.

10"x 10" one piece rafter plates.

7"x7" hewn girts

Rafters at 3" centers

Pristine condition. This smaller 30'x30' barn frame would make an excellent starting point for a smaller barn home conversion that would lend itself to approx. a 1500 sq. ft. home if used just by itself, or with some traditional shed additions it could easily be adapted to accommodate a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home of approx. 2100 - 2400 sq. ft. of living space.

This is also one of our most cost effective frames available that  would still make a stunning barn home for an affordable overall cost.


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30’ x 50’

Hand Hewn Pine

5-bent, 4-bay, Hand hewn frame

High side walls - 16'4"

20" Swing Beam

Double tie beams system

Large pine posts and tie beams - 10" x 12"

Swing Beam Bent posts  - 12” x 14”

Two longitudinal 6" x 8" girts

3" x 7" tapered rafters

One piece 10" x 12" rafter plates that are perfect (very rare).


Very clean and pristine barn.

All the great features and bent layout for home conversion purposes.

This frame would lend itself into 2300 sq. ft house, and up to 3500 sq. or more if you add some traditional shed additions to the basic barn.


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30’ x 52’

Hand Hewn White Pine and Hemlock

It has 16’ post plus plate = 16’8” +/- side walls. Nice height

Posts are 12”x12”

Rafters are 3”x6” sawn

It has 16’ post plus plate = 16’8” +/- side walls. Nice height

9”x12” plates

10”x12” ties

Swing is 17" in the middle

Swing and loft beam make a 24’x30’ loft, very nice size

2 other bays are 16’ and 12’ +/-

Posts are 12”x12”

Rafters are 3”x6” sawn


Excellent barn frame for home conversions purposes. Very good condition.

Would lend itself to a 2300 sq.ft home just by itself with a little over  half cathedral open space and half loft (720 sq.ft)

You could put a loft in other end and gain another 500 sq.ft or a partial loft in either of the other open bays to gain more sq. footage.

You could also add some well thought out conventional additions and gain another 1000 or more sq.ft or more as needed if you wanted to use this barn as the core of your home.


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46’ x 80’


 46’ x 80 long. 19’ side walls

14”x 14” posts, 12”x 14” tie beams—46’ long time beams

12’ under tie beams

9”x9” purlins that have rafters mortised in them.

4”x 5” +/- sawn rafters

5 bents, 4 bays, approx. 20’ wide each bay

All major timbers hand hewn hemlock and pine


Very large, exceptionally heavily timbered barn frame

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30’ x 50’

All hand hew pine and hemlock with beautiful honey brown patina.

Very nice medium sized (30’x50’) very large timbered hand hewn frame with a 13”x18” swing beam.

Swing bent has 14”x14” posts

12”x12” main posts and 10”x12” tie beams

6”x7” hand hewn girts

Beautiful very large 5”x 6” +/- hand hewn rafters @3’ centers (very rare)

15’-10” high side wall including plate. Could add plinth blocks to get to 16’-10” if desired


This is an excellent frame for home conversion purposes and would lend itself to make a 2000 to 2500 sq. ft home with half to 2/3rds cathedral ceiling. More sq. footage could be added with one or two shed additions.

Overall in good condition.

Probably won’t last long.

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34’ x 53’


3 bay- approx. 20’, 20’ and 13’ middle bay. Nice layout for lofts in end bays

Purlin system with canted queen posts and large pole rafters @ 3’centers

Approx. 15’ 8” side walls and could be made higher with plinth blocks

Hand hewn pine timbers 10”x11” posts and tie beams, 8”x8” purlins.

Very good condition

Would make a great 2500- 3000 sq. ft home with half still cathedral space

Nice bay layouts for lofts in end bays.


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20’ x 30’


One and half story very early timber frame with 3’ knee wall on loft.

Very meaty posts for small barn 8”x10” hand hewn posts

8’ 8” floor to floor and very easy to elevate to 9’8” with use of plinth blocks.

4”x 4” studs

Full size 3”x8” floor joist mortised into tie beams (Center beam in middle) with some open cathedral ceiling.

Excellent condition! Would make a perfect historic Walden Pond Cabin with sleeping loft.

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40’ x 56’


3 Bays –21’, 14’, and 21’
Almost 17’ side walls
Large 12”x12” posts and tie beams, hand hewn pine and hemlock
Bents have 4 posts
Purling system and 3”x 6” rafters at 3’ centers
2 classic lifting wheels (slaughter wheels)

This is a great large barn in very good condition. Very clean and straight forward and would lend itself to a 3000- 3500 sq. ft house with no additions and still have cathedral space.


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28’ x 60’ or
can be cut down to
28’ x 37’


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Great shape!

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24’ x 42’


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Perfect condition

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19’ x 25’

Mixed Species

12’4” side walls. 8’7” first floor to floor. Beautiful round floor joist (32” centers) mortised into center beam.  Very nice floor joist system. 7”x8” ish posts and plates - nice size for  this size structure. Large round pole rafters @ 3’ centers


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26’ x 36’


3 bay and  built like a tank. Comparable to the very best barns we find in Canada. It has 11”x11”ish posts, 12”x14” tie beams, 7”x10” rafter plates.


Beautiful Barn!

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30’ x 54.6’


Besides the massive size of all the timbers etc, all the original joist for the loft system are still there and very straight.   


It would lend itself beautifully to a
2200 -2500 sq. ft. home

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