A Barn as Craft & Art
A few years back New Energy Works provided a timber frame for a new hybrid custom home in Oregon located on an idyllic eight-acre plot of land. Recently we returned to raise a matching classic timber frame barn on the property clad in reclaimed wood siding from our sister company Pioneer Millworks.
This new addition to the acreage is a space for gardening, projects, and parties, but was designed to be easily adaptable in years to come. A labor of love inside and out, this barn is part of the long-term plan for the development of the property by the recently retired homeowners.
“This barn was a further extension of what I would tell all my subcontractors when they would come up to work on my house, which was: this is not a construction project, it is an art project. We are doing this to create functional art. Craftsmanship & workmanship have to be at a high level, things have to go together well, look right, and feel good. And that is what I feel like we accomplished with the house and now the barn.”