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Great Country Timber Frames Hosts 4th Annual Open House

A large crowd moves through the manufacturing and design facility at Great Country Timber Frames during the fourth annual open house. (Photo courtesy of Great Country Timber Frames)

Great Country Timber Frames in Ellington, Connecticut, hosted its fourth annual open house January 19. The event drew nearly 400 people from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, and Florida.

Great Country Timber Frames is The Barn Yard’s sister company and specializes in timber frame homes and commercial projects. All of The Barn Yard’s Carriage Barn and Saratoga Barn timbers are crafted at Great Country Timber Frames.

Visitors at the open house enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the advanced manufacturing and design facility at Great Country Timber Frames and watched as a timber frame Carriage Barn was crafted on the company’s CNC machine.

They saw how projects go from concept to reality—from designing on a computer to joining timbers on-site with oak pegs. Attendees also learned about the timber frame raising process and assembled full-size timbers to form part of a frame.

Additional highlights included a video about the raising of a 42-foot timber frame water tower, an instructional video about the Carriage Barn raising process, a timber frame kit on display with interesting joinery including a valley beam for a dormer, a 14 by 16 timber frame pavilion made of Douglas fir, posters featuring recent projects and interesting facts about Great Country Timber Frames, and a video about a mega barn in New Hampshire.

“We’d like to thank everyone who attended our fourth annual open house,” says Erik Koehler, marketing engineer for Great Country Timber Frames. We hope you found it interesting about inspirational to see our process and our love for timber framing.”

The company plans to host another open house the third Saturday of January 2020.

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