As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the neighbour's on the farm to the west welcomed me to come and take pictures of their barn. When I saw it was being repaired, last July, I got over there immediately, knowing I'd be able to get some pictures inside without the usual gloom of an old barn.
The picture above is the barn as they started to repair it. Much of the siding has been removed from the back and the side, but they didn't need to replace the front which was in quite good condition. It still has the old roof sheeting.
Much credit again to Jon Radojkovic for the diagram and all I've learned about timber frame barn construction in preparing this post (and tomorrow's). But the unseen magic is yet to come - the mortise, tenon and pegged joints that hold this barn together. Make sure you check back tomorrow to really understand what's going on here!
P.S. Sorry for all the 'content' in this post, but I've become really fascinated by understanding all this. Hope you enjoyed it too.