Lee, Chuck and Scott install a deadman under the barn's corner post

True-Randall Farm: Post of Posts

Nov. 15, 2013 – When I tell people what I do, I sometimes run into the misconception that preservationists are single-minded, inflexible, and uninterested in innovation and design.  It’s true that at Preservation Timber Framing we think that if a frame stands strong for 200 years, it probably has good design to thank, and that…

Randall's Hill dairy barn, before

Heavy Lifting on Randall’s Hill

Reading Dave Ewing’s paper on the history of moving buildings, I started thinking about the part lifting buildings plays in our work (it’s a starring role), and the part that screws and other simple machines play in that lifting (co-starring the skid steer). This year, we repaired a barn on Randall’s Hill in Montville. It…