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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Most of the exterior walls were not salvagable in their current condititon so we deconstructed them saving the original lumber that was still good and will rebuild them after the footings are in reusing as much of the original materials as possilbe.

This is a photo of one of the crew working on the roof. We are removing the existing wooden shake roof and will replace it with a new cedar shake roof.

This is one of the temporary walls we build to support the roof lines while we pour new footings and rebuild the exterior walls.

Shoring up the structure

The roof structure over the main barn was sagging and the walls were about to collapse so we came in and added temporary bracing and used cable pullers and chains to winch the walls back into position.

With the walls shored up and the roof braced we began working on removing the last elements the need to be replaced and started excavating for the new footings.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Alpine Barn Restoration Progess: Deconstruction

We began by removing the old doors and other non structural elements we wanted to preserve and then began removing the modern elements that won't be included in the restored barn.

Alpine Barn Restoration

This barn was built in 1894 in Alpine, Utah. Our client asked us to preserve the structure and make the space useable again. This is the barn in its current condition. The project will include replacing rotting timbers and logs, adding a foundation, removing modern elements, and installing a new floor.

Check back frequently for more photos, and comments on the progress.


Harper & Company is construction firm that specializes in historic restorations, custom homes, and remodels. This is our first post to our new blog. We decided to set up this blog for our clients and friends to be able to follow the progress on our projects.