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Our featured project this week is the East Texas Car Barn, a 20,000 sq. ft. museum for a personal collection of classic cars and tractors. This project, which is private owner-driven (no pun intended) and designed by Texas Timber Frames, will be the largest timber frame structure in Texas and one of the largest in the nation. Utilizing almost 150,000 of beautiful, hand selected Douglas fir timbers from Oregon the structure features both a breathtaking, hand-crafted aesthetic as well as the strength to meet the 110 mph constant wind shear requirements of its location. The structure features traditional, mortise and tenon joinery at every timber connection and will be insulated by an unbroken envelope of SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) for the highest level of energy efficiency. As of today, we are completing the old-style barn raising of the final few bents and should be done with the frame erection in three weeks. We are proud to be a part of this project and look forward to seeing the completed structure!

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