Rustic Innovations
Preserving History, Recycling Barns

Vintage Timberframes

Timberframes with their exposed large beams and posts that are connected by mortise and tenon joints held together by a wooden peg provide a unique and appealing home interior. Take a few minutes and look into any window catalog or a popular decorating magazine and you will probably see a timberframe home despite their rarity because their look is so special. Timberframes also work very well with today's trend of open floor plans.

Antique timberframes provide this same wonderful look and feel but with a more rustic flavor. Also, the old-growth wood of an antique frame has a tight grain pattern which provides more stabilty with less cracks and movement along with increased strength. Furthermore, an antique timberframe is typically a fraction of the cost when compared to a new wood frame.

Rustic Innovations carefully searches for timberframes that have the desired qualities for reuse as homes, commercial buildings, and again as barns. We accurately document and label the frame prior to demoliation for easy reassembly. The frame is then carefully disassembled in the reverse order that is was originally constructed. The beams and components are pressure washed, inspected, and treated as necessary. Any repairs are performed by our skilled craftsmen with old-world methods and similar materials. The beams and components are organized and palletized where possible. All frames are stored inside until they are shipped to their new site.

Rustic Innovations can provide design services, design ideas, and construction consultation. We can also provide crews to reassemble your frame. Why buy an antique for your home when you can live in antique? Please consider Preserving History by Recycling a Barn!

Available Vintage Timberframes
Antique Timber Frame
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Red Mann Frame
  • 30' x 40' with 15'+ sidewalls
  • Full mortise & tenon joinery
  • Great rustic cabin potential
  • Great size and condition

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Antique OAK Timber Frame
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Center City Frame
  • 34' x 28'(shorten from 56') with 14'+ sidewalls
  • Hand hewn OAK posts
  • Nice tamarack log rafters
  • Full mortise & tenon joinery
  • Great rustic cabin potential (see concept drawings)
  • Great condition

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Small Vintage Timber Frame for Sale
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Panola Frame
  • Small size, but had a great loft
  • Hybrid additions could be added for more size
  • 6 x 6 timbers with mortise and tenon joinery for wooden pegs
  • Also has vertical studs mortised into top-plates
  • Ready to ship
  • Priced to sell

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Timber Frame for Sale
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Columbus Frame
  • 40' x 67' with 11'+ sidewalls
  • Hand hewn cross beams, purlins, and top plates
  • Sawn posts and knee braces
  • Mortise and joinery for wooden pegs
  • 8 x 8 and 6 x 8 timbers
  • Loft floor (in photos) will be remove for 11'+ walls
  • Ideal for 1 story or add a loft on top of the cross beams
  • Use for house, shop, or horse barn
  • Great condition

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Tall & Narrow Vintage Timber Frame for Sale
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Tim's Frame
  • 24' x 47' with 15' sidewalls
  • Mortise and joinery for wooden pegs
  • 8 x 8 timbers
  • Partial loft, plenty of head room
  • Great condition
  • Hybrid additions could be added for more size (as original had)

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    NOTE: Availablity is subject to change. Listed barns may be posted due to owner's request without a firm agreement in place. Other barns, not listed, may also be available. Please call to check availability.

    It is best to let us know what you are looking for and we'll find it.

Antique Timber Frame with great height
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Hilltop Frame
Sold
  • Circa 1880 tank barn
  • 27' x 41' with 16'+ sidewalls
  • Hand hewn tamarack posts on 2' ctrs (lots of wood!)
  • Nice log rafters
  • Full second story with option for 3rd story tower
  • Front portion and tower not included
  • Very rustic interior
  • Use for lake home, shop, or horse barn
  • Great condition

Raising is pending

Tall & Narrow Vintage Timber Frame for Sale
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Almena Frame
Frame Raising SOLD
Frame and Raising Details
  • 18' x 38' with 15' sidewalls
  • Mortise and tenon joinery for wooden pegs
  • Hand Hewn softwood
  • 7 x 7 timbers & some log rafters
  • Rebirth as a barn for Le Sueur Co. Pioneer Power Assoc.
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Wisconsin Barn Saved
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Osceola Frame
Frame Raising SOLD
Frame and Raising Details
  • 23' x 32' with 14' sidewalls
  • Mortise and tenon joinery for wooden pegs
  • Hand Hewn 7 x 7 timbers
  • Rebirth happens near the Boundary Waters in Minnesota
  • No crane or pole power available, lots of ingenuity and man power
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Minnesota Barn Saved
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Winona Frame
Frame Raising SOLD
  • 30' x 50' with 16' sidewalls
  • Circa 1890
  • Mortise and joinery for wooden pegs
  • Sawn softwood
  • 8 x 8 timbers
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Wisconsin Barn Saved
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Sugar Bush Frame
SOLD

Details of new useWisconsin Barn Saved

  • Building was shorted by one bay
  • Center posts w/ knee braces were added to the interior main crossbeams (traditional joinery was used)
  • New stressskinn panels provides insulation
  • The old siding was repainted
  • Metal roofing from another barn was reused
MN Barn Recycled
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New Richland Frame
SOLD
  • 28' x 58' with 11' sidewalls
  • Mortise and joinery for wooden pegs
  • Loft potential
  • Sawn softwood
  • 8 x 8 posts

New Texas home photos coming soon

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