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Nicholas Spooner's Timber Frame Barn

2013 Personal Best First Place Winner in Large Barns and Garages, LT40 Hydraulic owner Nicholas Spooner

Wanting to build something special for his family, Nicholas Spooner was hired to construct a barn for his brother Chris and wife Aimee after they bought a new home in Piermont, New Hampshire. "Chris wanted to incorporate lumber from all three of the properties he owned to build this project," said Nicholas. "The white pine sideing and ash pegs were harvested from his property in Piermont where the barn was to be built. The one long, red pine post our late grandfather planted, completed the requirement for property number two." The third piece was from Chris and Nicholas Spooner's grandmother's estate, a perfect cherry tree for spline joints in the building. Using his Wood-Mizer LT40 Hydraulic sawmill, Nicholas sawed approximately 33,000 board feet of lumber for the new barn. After a few years of construction, the 3,960-square-foot structure was completed. Nicholas estimated he saved $18,000 on the project and 99% of the wood needed for the barn was sawed on his Wood-Mizer sawmill. On August 25, 2012, a plaque to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Spooner's Grandfather's birth was mounted to the red pine he had planted and the building was dedicated to him. "Thanks to all who helped make my dreams a reality," said Nicholas. "I couldn't have done it without all of your support and family spirit."




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