Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:31 am

Sunday Update on Monday. Why the update on Monday - I was too exhausted from Sunday to post until now. :D

As our son Tim (A Timber Framer by Trade) got deeper into our barn - more and more issues were discovered. On Sunday we found that the North and South sills have actually shifted to the North on the East Side by 5-6 inches in the last 170 years. Today the process of moving those 42' beams back to the correct location begins - oh by the way the entire barn will be attached during the move. :D This weekend we removed the entire floor structure including the frame so we can do all the inside repair work, place the new 42 foot sill under the South side, Replace 2/3's of the West sill and move the east sill to the North. Once this is done the repair work can start on the sills and the inside.

Here's a few pictures from Sunday
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These floor supports have been removed and moved outside. Some of them will be used over.
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My son and daughter pose in the East bay after removing the floor boards. The beams were removed next.
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The Southeast animal bay emptied and ready for restoration.
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The "H" Bents are now moved back to where they belong and are plumb for the first time in perhaps 100+ years.
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Tim moves one of the main support columns back into position. This post had to move almost six inches - back to it's original position.
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I should mention that on Sunday we also moved the South sill to the North by about 4 inches. We're now ready to remove the old South sill and place a new one underneath the gable-end wall posts and support columns. A great project. Now onto my day job so I can get some rest!
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Stanton » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:41 am

Looks like ya'll are doing it right. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Scrivet » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:04 pm

PVF1799 wrote:..... On Sunday we found that the North and South sills have actually shifted to the North on the East Side by 5-6 inches in the last 170 years. .........
:? :? :? I have only a vague clue what that means but I enjoy reading your updates and looking at the pictures so I'll just shake my head in aknowledgement, utter an "uhh hunh" and wish you good luck and wait for the next update :D :lol:
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Bezirk » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:33 am

Thanks for the postings , I find this project very interesting. Where I live was settled by a large number of Germans and the different types of construction has always been interesting to me. In house construction it is very easy to see the variables used by Dutch , Irish,and German craftsmen especially in placement and designs of chimneys .

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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Billy Fussell » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:36 am

I am really caught up in this project. Please post picture updatdes as often as you can. Thanks.

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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby PVF1799 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:40 am

Hi everyone winter returned here with a vengeance. Sending this little update no pix sorry.

1. Tim moved the East side of the South Sill about 7 inches to the North. This re-positioned the South wall posts allowing the girt to close-up with the South H Bent. Stress over the years actually ripped that girt right off the wooden peg.
2. The lumber yard has the order for all the flooring and beams that need replacing.
3. Next Steps - Wait for wood delivery, frost out of the ground - it's deep here this year, remove the East Side Siding, Move the East Sill to the North, Move the North Sill and Wall to the North, replace the South Sill, Join the South and North Sills to the East Sill, Finish and Install the West Sill - the list goes on and on. :D

I'll try to get some pix this weekend of what I am referring to.

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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Pabst » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:28 am

Keep posting Pics, great job! I enjoy the progress your making.
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Ken,

Keep the pictures and updates coming, I am enjoying watching things unfold!

Thanks,
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:41 am

Yesterday we picked up another 24,000 pounds of rough-cut lumber. Tim set about making this joint for one of the main support columns. It's called a Stork Bill Joint. It will get assembled under the barn and then pinned together with Oak Wooden Pins.

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Some Nice Joinery 1
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Close-Up of Stork Beak Joint
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Mr E » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:49 am

Cool joint. Never saw one of those. Looks simple but very strong.

What are the measurements from end of beam to end of a led cut?
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:20 pm

Massive project, you are lucky to have machinery to do the heavy work.
Great pics and info on what is going on. Thanks for sharing Ken :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:01 pm

Mr E wrote:Cool joint. Never saw one of those. Looks simple but very strong.

What are the measurements from end of beam to end of a led cut?


Hi Mr. E. The joint itself is 20 inches in length. This joint will sit on a pier supporting the main bent of the Dutch barn. The jointed beam is an 8x10 24 feet in length.

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The Finished Joint - This is the Second Joint of this kind.
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The Joined Beam
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:06 pm

Fun with Flooring.

We stacked all of this today. The siding in the photos was stacked during the last round of lumber pick-ups. The flooring is 2x12x12 and 2x12x14 - this provided a pretty good workout today.

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Tim with his flooring.
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And Some More Lumber
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And Some More :-)
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby twotone » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Ken, I worked in a lumber yard for 21 years. That's a LOT of lumber and a LOT of work. You're definitely committed to this project and I give you a lot of credit for taking on such a big job. Barns are disappearing all over and it's great to see someone preserving history.
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Re: Dutch Barn Restoration Project at Pleasant View Farm

Postby grumpy » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:24 pm

I guess the way the lumber is stacked, you won't have to worry about it getting enough air to help dry it. Looking good.
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