Last week I shared pictures of a friend's barn, using it to describe all the typical 'bank barns' we have around here. They seem to be our most common type of barn. This week, I've got a few pictures taken inside the barn - barn construction fascinates me!
I described that here. This barn is very similar, if not identical. I expect that travelling barn builders were working from pattern books, so the framing was pretty standardized.
last year's second post. Here you can see the end of the smaller beam cut to form a 'tenon', which fits several inches into a slot (the 'mortise') in the vertical post, and you can see the end of the wooden peg pounded in to keep it secure.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the inside of a barn this week. If you ever get the chance, take a close look at the framing next time you're inside a barn. Linking to 'The Barn Collective', which took a holiday last week, so I'll now link that post too, to help this one make more sense.