Ohio Valley Barn Salvage received a call in January of 2019 from George Sutton from Xenia, Ohio. His historic barn was destroyed by an electrical fire in December of 2018. George and his wife Rene decided to that an old repurposed barn frame would fit best at their scenic homestead. George and Rene choose the historic Barnard Sauer barn that was located in Huber Heights Ohio. This wonderful early 1860’s barn was located just a half hour from their home. The Barnard Sauer bank barn measured 40’ wide x68’7” length. The construction was Dutch style as the primary interior uprights were 20’ tall and located at the midrafter plate. The upper tie beam was located 18’ off finished floor. The barn design allowed to a wide open 20’ space thru the length of the barn. Lofts were designed at 12’ above the floor running the length of the barn. George wanted a barn where you could drive the full length thru and this frame was perfect. The OVBS started the dismantling process the last week of April, 2019. The frame was shipped to its new building site at the end of May and OVBS immediately started to reassemble the frame on a new concrete slab. OVBS had to make (2) new 20’ 9”x9” uprights that had been removed from the barn by the previous owner. We also fabricated (8) small connecting tie beams. Matching materials came from the undercarriage of the barn. The reassembly went very well and by mid June the historic Barnard Sauer barn was now the Sutton barn. New white pine siding and additional lofts were added in July. The barn is stunning and the Suttons grandchildren will have many memories made in their repurposed barn frame by Ohio Valley Barn Salvage.
Ohio Valley Barn Salvage specializes in purchasing & dismantling old barn frames along with salvaging barn materials. We package and ship barn frames all over the country for homes, restaurants, events space and more. In addition, we complete on-site reassembly and reconstruction of old barn frames.Available Barn Frames Restoration Projects Sold Barn Frames