The Waterville barn is a bank barn with a rough sawn white pine frame in excellent condition for being 100 years old. The grand daughter of the original builder has sold the barn to me and would love to see it preserved. The barn measures 34’x50′ x12′ high without the 16′ addition. The condition of the addition and the barn floor are questionable so neither is not included in the restoration package.
All the main posts, cross beams and plates are 8×8 with 4×4 4×6 for the the braces and horizontal members. The barn original had 15′ sidewall posts which had some rot at the bottom so 2 ft will be cut off to avoid adding to the restoration cost. If your plans require the original height this can accommodated with a small upcharge.
The siding is all pine 1×12 and is included with the frame. The roof framing is all 2×6 rafters but the roof boards are not included because it is too costly to remove all the nails and salvage them. Replacement boards should be available at a local sawmill for a much lower cost.
This barn package is priced at $15,250 FOB Waterville.
More Mantel Inventory
However, our website here only contains a small number of all of the mantels that we have in stock.
We are literally a mom-and-pop shop that does lots of custom work. We often just don’t quite find enough time to update this website regularly.
We have nearly 150 finished mantels and another 500 or so unfinished pieces in stock at any time that can be viewed with other links.
We also do lots of custom work. If we understand what you are seeking, we can find and create that magic piece.
Please contact us for a full list and personal recommendations. We’re happy to chat and find a great piece for you.
Mantels with Metal
We work with a great local blacksmith to add metal straps and other ornamentation to our mantels. He is the real deal — coal forged and hand hammered. The metalwork has great color and tight fit. Nothing machined. We can start with a finished mantel you find on our site, or we can start with raw stock for more options.
Here are a few examples of the hundreds that we have crafted over the years. We can work together to create something unique. You can also browse our Mantels with Metalwork page.
In most cases, no special and expensive brackets are required — just some lag screws. The different approaches outlined are very strong, simple, and economical. Take a look at our mantel installation tips.
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