The red cedar roof (we looked at both red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar but decided the red cedar was better with the colors we have picked for the house)is going on so we are good to work inside all winter…. but most interesting has been watching the 200 year old barn from Pennsylvania start going up.The Colonial Barn Restoration company worked for weeks piecing the bents together and then last Sunday they started putting them up.
The bent is the unit of barn timbers running from front to back. If a barn has four bents, it has three bays. Barns were easily enlarged by adding more bents on either end to lengthen the barn.
LOVE the red cedar. And the barn looks huge, like something out of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”!
It looks wonderful! How ingenious of the original owners to incorporate built-in ladders into the structure. You guys must be thrilled! Merry Christmas to all, L and P