Post & Beam Barn

Rob Wilkes is doing a nice job building this log post and beam barn!

About a year ago I helped him design the structure and since then he has been working on it in his spare time.

He selectively harvested trees from his property in Cooper Creek, peeled and notched the logs on site and finished the post and beam structure with dimensional lumber from the local sawmill.

How it all began

The finished structure.


A big Thank You to Sarah Evans, Rob’s girlfriend, for sharing these pictures 🙂

The plans for this beautiful Barn are now available!

Purchase a set of blueprints for this post and beam structure easily through Paypal via the button below.

After payment I will email you the set of plans in PDF format that you can print on Tabloid (11″x17″) or A3 format. (If your printer does not take that size paper, plans can be printed off on a regular printer on a smaller scale.) Plans will be emailed to the email address on your PayPal receipt, usually within 24 hours. Please contact me if you have any questions prior to purchasing as there will be no refunds once the PDF has been sent.

Be advised that you should check compliancy with local building codes, regulations and engineering requirements before commencing work on any structure. Ecocentric Design can not be held liable for any construction issues or faults, or responsible for injury, death or loss of property due to the use, misuse, or application of the drawings. In the purchase of the plans you agree to release Ecocentric Design from any present or future liability associated with these drawings in any way.  Just saying 🙂

Thank you & may you be inspired and build a beautiful barn!!

About Hajo Meijer

Hajo Meijer is the sole proprietor of Ecocentric Design, committed to deeply sustainable architecture. Hajo is a graduate from the faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and a certified Passive House Designer. Hajo lives with his family on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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11 Responses to Post & Beam Barn

  1. Kim Dahl Madsen says:

    I was wondering, if i could get a Drawing with size and dimensions on the bautiful barn. I Might build one here in Denmark.
    I hope Its possible.
    If Its possible and i am going to build it, i Will send pictures under construction.

    Tanks from
    Kim Dahl Madsen

    • Hajo Meijer says:

      Hi Kim,
      Thank you for your inquiry. These plans are available for a fee. I’ll send you an email with the details.
      It would be cool to see a barn like this in Denmark!
      Talk to you soon,

  2. randal sell says:

    what are the posts setting on?

  3. Brandon says:

    Awesome structure, was hoping you could send me the plans as well. Hoping to put one together this summer. Thanks

  4. Jarrett J Roy says:

    Hello, I was wondering if you could send me a link to purchase the plans for the post and beam barn shown above? it would be greatly appreciated.

  5. John Bringham says:

    I have recently researched hewing timber for barn building. Now that I see this structure (main whole log framework) I realize this is not only structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing (hand peeled) it requires no hand hewing.
    I have mature trees to harvest for this project. I need to research more into drying timber or building with green wood.
    Does your plan for this structure include details for the log connections, are they drilled and pinned, complete with finished details? I have developed an image in mind of the complete barn that Rob has built and feel confident I can do this project also.

    • Hajo Meijer says:

      Hi John,

      The plans for the log barn on offer show the layout and dimensions for the bents, walls, roof and floor plans. Some framing details are provided by connection descriptions. It is assumed that the builder possesses fairly good carpentry skills, but the connections are very basic and mostly held together with ardox spikes.
      Also the envelope is not shown in the plans but can be added quite easily by wrapping or infilling the frame with 2x framing or strawbale or cob or whatever. Some room for your own creativity!
      You can see some more pictures of the barn here and here.

      Hope this helps,

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