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Carriage barn, Shelburne VT
Rough shape.

Rough shape.
The settling of a rotten post foot caused quite a sag in the plate.

The settling of a rotten post foot caused quite a sag in the plate.
This barn was packed to gills when we had first seen it.

This barn was packed to gills when we had first seen it.
The middle tie beam of the barn had fractured mid-span.

The middle tie beam of the barn had fractured mid-span.
The deflection of the plate was rather dramatic.

The deflection of the plate was rather dramatic.
Seth scribes and original brace to fit the new lintel.

Seth scribes and original brace to fit the new lintel.
The new center post and lintel in place.

The new center post and lintel in place.
We used half dovetail through tennons to help anchor the new sills in place and keep the stub tennons on the post feet intact.

We used half dovetail through tennons to help anchor the new sills in place and keep the stub tennons on the post feet intact.
A drawing of the roof system was found scratched into a girt timber.

A drawing of the roof system was found scratched into a girt timber.
Detail of the deflection and fracture of the center tie beam.

Detail of the deflection and fracture of the center tie beam.
The new sill system, center post and lintel in place with an additional lintel for the main floor girt.

The new sill system, center post and lintel in place with an additional lintel for the main floor girt.
The beech lintel supports the scarf joint and the plate.

The beech lintel supports the scarf joint and the plate.
The attached shed had settled by over eight inches leaving a considerable gap between its roof and the barn wall.

The attached shed had settled by over eight inches leaving a considerable gap between its roof and the barn wall.
Barn is ready to go.

Barn is ready to go.


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