Sunday, April 15, 2012

Barn Raising in Haddam Neck

Led by Brendan Matthews and The Barn Raisers, another barn was raised in Haddam Neck, CT yesterday. At over 4,000 square feet, this one was much larger than the last.

The group started arriving at 8am. Due to the size of the building, three bents were assembled on Friday and work started quickly a little after 8:30.

Brendan is up top in the tie dye.  

Take a look at the long beams across the length. Each is two pieces held together with a scarf joint. The larger portion of the beam was 28' and went up two stories with the help of 30-40 sets of hands. The smaller portion was only 20'. The last tenons are set before lunch.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome Matt. A barn raising is on my bucket list - I am envious that you are able to participate in this.