Trestlewood offers Timbers from the Belle of Bellevue
The town of Bellevue, Ohio was founded in 1815 shortly after Oliver Hazard Perry's naval victories on nearby Lake Erie secured the Northwest as part of the United States. (Ohio became the 17th state of the Union in 1803, but was the site of three major battles in the War of 1812). The town grew in spurts until the mid-1850s when the Toledo-Norwalk Railroad (part of the route connecting Chicago and New York City) was located through town. Shortly after the Civil War, the Warner Barn was moved to its location southeast of town. The records are non-existent, but the style of construction suggest that it was originally built in the 1820s and then moved to Bellevue after the Civil War. The Warner Barn was state-of-the-art at the time and was of such fine design and craftsmanship that we at Trestlewood call it the "Belle of Bellevue". The Bellevue Historical Society has more about the History of Bellevue.
Trestlewood is pleased to offer the high-quality oak rectangular beams which were salvaged from the Warner Barn. Hand hewn beams are usually more square, but these beams are in the 8x12 and larger range.
In addition, the beams have minimal joinery and were salvaged with great care, so they will work for a wide range of end uses.
|The Warner Barn was a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The barn was massive for its era and included large rectangular beams and unique rafter beams.|
|Under each bent, the Warner Barn had large rectangular beams in the 8x12 to 9x13 range. The beams range from 30 to 40 feet long.|
|The upright posts in the Warner Barn were 8x13 to 9x15 timbers in the 16 to 20 foot range.|
|The Warner Barn had unique timber rafters which were part of each bent. The rafters are around 8x16 over the wall and then taper to around 8x10 at the peak. It is the style and quality of these rafter beams that convince us that the Warner Barn was probably originally built in the 1820s or 1830s and rebuilt in Bellevue later.|
|We are pleased to announce that one of our loyal customers in Montana has purchased the Camp Barn for re-erection! The Camp Barn was used as our show booth at the recent timber frame show in Denver, Colorado and has found a new home in the northern Rockies. Please visit our Index of Available Barn Frames to plan for your own unique structure.|
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