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How Wide Can The Texas Barn Go?

Asked by Frank on February 08, 2016

What is the widest span you can build with timber frame for the Texas barn in the center part of the barn?

texas barn timber frame span

Answered by Doug Friant

Hello Frank,

Mostly it depends on snow and wind loads. Where are you building the barn? A typical wide width is 40 feet, we have gone up to 66 feet, and have built octagons that are 80 feet across. As you go further, the design becomes more complex and the costs go up. Forty feet span with a 12’ to 14’ grid is a good place to start.

Best regards,

Doug Friant

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