Stoney Creek 2 Barn
The Stoney Creek 2 barn is a 30'x 52' very heavily timbered hand hewn barn with a 14"x 22" swing beam as I mentioned, getting up there in the extra-large size that we find them sometimes. Here are some of the general specs on this one.
.Just a massive, extremely impressive beam. It is currently 88" (7'4") from 1st. floor to underside of this beam which is adequate to pass code. If we put the entire barn up on plinth blocks (which I would recommend) you would have 8'4" under this beam and approx. 9' 4" to the underside of the 2nd floor loft flooring. This would give you over 8' wall in the second floor loft.
~Rafters are sawn 3"x 7" +/- tapering to 3"x 5" +/- at top @ 3' centers. Not sure of pitch of roof yet but guess about 7/12 pitch.
~There are also very nice original loft floor joist with this barn that is rare. They are log sleepers (hand hewn 2 sided logs) in one bay between Bent 3 and 4 and squared 8"x 8" and 8" x 10" hand hewn in bay between bent 4 (loft beam) and bent 5, end of barn. There were very few adaptations and changes done to this barn over the years. One 10"x 12" very low tie beam (3' off floor) on bent 2 was moved up to 80" to allow movement back and forth in the barn I suppose. Many time they just cut them out. Three posts in Bent 3, 4, and 5 were also cut off around the 3' to 4' mark for some reason and a concrete wall was put there (see photos). We can repair these posts with like material and a very nice scarf joint (that's what I would do if it were mine) or we can replace the post with like material so that it will be very hard to tell they are replacements without looking into the joinery. There are probably a few post bottoms to tune up and it looks like a few minor pockets in the rafter plates which is pretty much standard repairs need for barns this old. Otherwise the barn is in excellent condition and is a superior barn frame for home conversion or any re-purposed use.
The high side walls, very large timbers, existing loft and stunning swing beam make this barn superior timber frame barn in Â my opinion.Â As good and stunning as Re-purpossed barn frames come