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The barn as we first saw it.

The barn as we first saw it.
March 2012.

March 2012.
Two sides of the barn facing the road had been clapboarded in the late 1800's.

Two sides of the barn facing the road had been clapboarded in the late 1800's.
While the door track from the late 1800's was reused, the clapboards were not replaced in order to show off the boarding groove in the plate as it would have originally appeared.

While the door track from the late 1800's was reused, the clapboards were not replaced in order to show off the boarding groove in the plate as it would have originally appeared.
This 'daisy wheel' was discovered in the roof sheathing.

This 'daisy wheel' was discovered in the roof sheathing.
The 'daisy wheel' board now hangs in the drive.

The 'daisy wheel' board now hangs in the drive.
Quarter sized daisy wheels were also used as a pair of marriage marks in a drive post and tie beam.

Quarter sized daisy wheels were also used as a pair of marriage marks in a drive post and tie beam.
Seth discovered that the proportions of the barn fit nicely into the wheel.

Seth discovered that the proportions of the barn fit nicely into the wheel.
This barn had significant insect damage.

This barn had significant insect damage.
The boarding grooves in the plates and tie beams have the unusual detail of stopping at each post.  This post top shows an original free-tenon.

The boarding grooves in the plates and tie beams have the unusual detail of stopping at each post. This post top shows an original free-tenon.
We particularly enjoy this pair of marriage marks.

We particularly enjoy this pair of marriage marks.
Gouge marks can be seen around the peg holes for setting a nose auger.  The marriage marks throughout the barn were very consistent with the exception of those on this post.  The numerals seen here are redundant to those of the adjacent reference posts.

Gouge marks can be seen around the peg holes for setting a nose auger. The marriage marks throughout the barn were very consistent with the exception of those on this post. The numerals seen here are redundant to those of the adjacent reference posts.
The shoulders of the post from the preceding photo were extremely deteriorated but the remaining wood was sound.

The shoulders of the post from the preceding photo were extremely deteriorated but the remaining wood was sound.
Here is the same post with new shoulders scribed to fit an original brace and girt.

Here is the same post with new shoulders scribed to fit an original brace and girt.
Each wall of the frame is laid with its parts set square and level in order to use plumb as a reference for scribing.

Each wall of the frame is laid with its parts set square and level in order to use plumb as a reference for scribing.
Drift pins pull the shoulders tight at each joint by way of offset drilling of the peg holes known as draw boring.

Drift pins pull the shoulders tight at each joint by way of offset drilling of the peg holes known as draw boring.
A new girt is scribed to a shoulder repair.

A new girt is scribed to a shoulder repair.
An original girt that spanned the drive bay had been cut out and spiked higher up the post in order to allow unobstructed headroom on the main floor.  The owners of the barn wanted to retain the functionality of the higher position of the girt.  We were able to re-use the original girt without repairing it by adding oak free tennons with clasping struts in the original mortises.

An original girt that spanned the drive bay had been cut out and spiked higher up the post in order to allow unobstructed headroom on the main floor. The owners of the barn wanted to retain the functionality of the higher position of the girt. We were able to re-use the original girt without repairing it by adding oak free tennons with clasping struts in the original mortises.
The diminished haunch of the original mortise provided great support and stability to the struts.

The diminished haunch of the original mortise provided great support and stability to the struts.
The entire sill had been replaced at some point prior to this restoration with the exception of the summer beam in the drive.  It now rests on its dovetail tennons as part of the barns third sill system.

The entire sill had been replaced at some point prior to this restoration with the exception of the summer beam in the drive. It now rests on its dovetail tennons as part of the barns third sill system.
 


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