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Oak Harbor Frame Reassembly

1850's
  • Frame
    Oak Harbor Frame Reassembly
  • Dimensions
    40' x 60'
  • Origin
    1850's
  • Feature
    Lake of the Ozarks , Missouri
  • Feature
    Barn-B-Que Smokehouse
  • Feature
    5 Primary Bents
Ohio Valley Barn Salvaged recently completed the reassembly of the Oak Harbor Barn Frame, circa mid 1850’s at its new location Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The new owner, Bill Borders, originally had purchased the barn located in Oak Harbor Ohio as a private residence conversion. He is the owner of LilRizzo Pizza chain in Lake of the Ozarks, and after purchasing the frame he decided to use it to build a new barbecue restaurant and the 40’x60’ layout was perfect for his new venue. Named the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, drawings were designed to meet local code requirements for a commercial venue. OVBS supplied drawings of the barn layout and when all architect drawing were approved, OVBS scheduled to dismantle the frame in April of 2018. About 2 weeks into our dismantling progress, Bill called and stated the new site selected to reassembly the barn had some site condition issues. It was decided at that point that OVBS would finish dismantling of the barn frame and move to storage until the site was ready in the fall of 2018. The frame shipped in October 2018 and after a few more challenges the site was ready on January 14th. We arrived onsite shortly after record 12” snowfall in the local area. This time though we had an adequate work space to reassembly all 5 primary bents. All prep work to the frame had been performed before it was shipped that allowed for smooth assembly of the bent sections. A local crane operator ( Harvey) had the magic touch as the frame smoothly went together. At the end of the second day our crew of 7 had all five bents in place and the low rafter installed. The following morning we installed the mid rafter plates and shortly after noon the main frame of the 40’x60’ frame was secured in place. Additional hewn timbers were required to meet code for the SIP (structurally insulated panels) panels that would be installed for the roof system. This project went extremely well with a great team of people to help assembly the frame. You can follow all the progress right up to the Grand Opening of the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse on Facebook. Thank you Bill Borders for allowing Ohio Valley Barn Salvage to save and repurpose another historic Ohio barn. Randy
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