We recently volunteered to help fabricate and assemble a beautiful timberframe barn at UC Santa Cruz, recreating the Cowell Ranch hay barn. Slated to become a center for sustainability programs, properly maintained this ‘new’ barn should last hundreds of years – effectively the life cycle of the trees from which the timbers were milled. Congratulations are in order to Karl and Ginger Bareis of Santa Cruz Timberframes,  http://www.santacruztimberframes.com/, for their splendid work; proving some of the old ways are not a ‘lost’ art.

For the news release: http://news.ucsc.edu/2015/03/hay-barn-raising.html

A short video: https://vimeo.com/124112071

And photos:

First and third photo credit: Guy Lasnier

Finally, timberframes are a core strength of Kumaran Design. Would you like one?