October 16, 2013

All New Barn Restoration Photos

Just a quick photo-heavy post to update on progress on the barn.
We reached a milestone last week - the first metal going into the barn, as the framers started nailing up siding.  The timber frame is fastidiously old-fashioned, held together only by wooden pegs and sound engineering.
As of today, all sides are wrapped in the first course of rough cut siding.  This will be followed by a second exterior layer of smoother ship-lapped siding.  The roof decking (more rough cut 12" boards) is about half installed, and will be followed with cedar shingles on the front and metal roofing on the rear. 
The first layer of 1" flooring is down, and will be followed by a second layer of the same.
60" wrought iron hinges for the big doors should arrive next week.
We're in the home stretch.

Rafters Going Up

East Wall, with Siding

Sam Bracing Rafters

Racing Darkness to Install Last Rafter

Siding the Front Wall

Intruder Alert!

All Sided

East Gable and Rafters
Autumn over the Barn


  1. So fun to see the progress step-by-step. Are you going to paint the barn or leave it natural?

    Adelaide in Illinois

    1. The barn red stain is going up right now, Adelaide. It should be all done by next week!

  2. Enos Kellogg's grandfather was my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather :) . What a beautiful home! I love it and all the work that you've done to restore it. I certainly wish that we kept it in the family.

    1. Oops! I meant to say that Enos Kellogg's grandfather's BROTHER was my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather :) .

    2. So nice to hear from a Kellogg family member, Shannon! If you're local and would ever like to see the property in person, just let me know.

    3. Thanks! I'm in Chicago, but I will be visiting my aunt next September who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. We're planning to go on an ancestry tour and will be stopping at the cemetery in Sheffield, Massachusetts where my branch of the Kellogg family is buried. It would be wonderful if we could make the Enos Kellogg home a stop on our tour!


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