A must book if you are planning construction of a small barn. -- The Barn Journal, On Line, April, 1998
Charming Outbuildings -- The Baltimore Sun
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Barn's aren't history.
There is a community of incredibly talented craftsmen, designers, authors and builders who make their living working on barns. There are people who hand-forge beautiful iron strap hinges and others who design cupolas and whimsical weather vanes. There is a guild of professional framers who practice the ancient craft of carving trees into post and beam frames. Some of them are preserving hundred year old heritage barns that have gotten in the way of progress. They carefully take apart the timbers or logs and rebuild them on new sites where they will serve for another few hundred years. There are new building guide books, historic associations and museums, magazines and great internet web sites. Every architect, designer and builder seems to have a barn or two in the works, in the files, or at least in their thoughts.
If you're planning to build a barn, stable, garage or shed you'll find designs, designers, and sources for specialty material. If you're restoring an old barn or carriage house, you'll find folks who can help as well as authentic hardware and supplies.