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Offline kiko

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Timber frame shop/pole barn
« on: June 26, 2013, 06:17:02 PM »
On march 2 my wife( 37 years old) had a massive stroke. She had to have part of her skull removed and has gone through intensive therapy at the Shepard spinal clinic in Atlanta. I am proud to say she is making an excellent recovery, but still has a long way to go. While she was in the hospital a storm came through and took out 30 or so large pine trees on our property . We will return home for good this Friday . After four months I need to go back to work, but will not be able to be very far from the house as she still needs my help with certain daily functions. So I need help from you guys to design a timber frame pole barn that will allow for the hanging of two steel beams for a one and half ton over head crane.  The crane need not cover the entire structure, but about the size of a one car garage and two more same size without crane. I will not have whole machines in here but rather just components as they will be pulled at the main shop in town. I know this is vague , but discussions and questions will help fine tune it. The storm trees were taken done by straight line wind and not twisted off. I look forward to ideas. Thanks, Keith

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Re: Timber frame shop/pole barn
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 08:44:57 PM »
Start with a floor plan showing dimensions, doorways, bay area for the crane, windows and whatever you can think of to put down on paper.

If you can, take a picture of the drawing and post it here. We'll keep at it until your design is done.

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Re: Timber frame shop/pole barn
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 09:00:22 PM »
Which way do you want the beams oriented and how much span? Could you double them as door headers on a drive through bay?
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Re: Timber frame shop/pole barn
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 10:16:10 PM »
Kiko, I can't help with the barn, but likely can with the support for the wife. Went through the same thing 14 years ago, still have to be there 24/7. Feel free to pm me if I can help, I've learned a few things in those 14 years.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 01:21:24 AM »
Thanks guys, will get some preliminary drawings posted when I get home. I am working off an iPad now and don't know how to transfer pics with it.

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