Hay Barn

Charlotte, VT

This barn in Charlotte, VT sits alongside a working hay field, which informed the classic design. The canted purlin roof system was conceived as a solution to accommodate a rolling track that could carry hay across the barn. The diagonal roof bracing (canted purlin post) allowed farmers to install the track with no obstructions. This design, albeit technologically less critical now, is singular in its elegance and structural efficiency. Our scope of work included the entire build— we oversaw the foundation and site work, cut and raised the frame, built the large sliding barn door, and installed the siding and roofing. All of the wood used on the project is eastern white pine from the sawmill LSF Forest Products in Fletcher, VT.

Designed By: Scratch Builders

Timber Frame Fabrication & Installation: Scratch Builders

Finish Carpentry: Scratch Builders

Date: Spring 2016

Location: Charlotte, VT