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Shelby's first Barn I built. Why I needed another one!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-27-2002 at 21:19:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

This Barn I built by myself for Shelby when she wanted a Horse or maybe a couple of cows! It was 28 X 32 in size with a Loft above the Tack Room. She grew out of it in a couple of years! I also got turned in to the Inspectors for a Apartmen and 2-car Garage when I built it. I guess barns wern't suposed to look good with windows and doors all painted up. The inspector laughted when he seen it and said now I see why they reported it. Mark H.


Ollie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 09:22:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a beautiful building. It's so nice to see someone build something with pride. You were very smart to go with the frame construction. If you are going to insulate or finish the walls it's the way to go. So many build a pole building (which does have it's uses) because it is cheaper to put up and then want to finish the insides. They find out it would have been cheaper in the long run to go frame construction in the first place.

My hubby built a 48'x72' shop with 16'walls. That way he could expand off the sides and also have a partial loft inside along with an area large enough for big equipment. No matter what size you build it always seems to be too small before long. You can never build one big enough.

Boys and their toys!!!!

My dad was a brick and rock mason as was his father who were always in great demand for quality work. My grandfather worked on the set for the movie Hanging Tree. Built fireplaces. They paid him travel (over an hour each way)as well as enough money to bring him out of retirement. It was filmed in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. So I learned early if you're going to build something, make it a quality job. You have done that. Do you hire out??


Sammie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 09:55:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
That movie was made about 25 miles from my home. It's on Chinook Pass at the Nile Valley. The "Woodshed restaurant" sports alot of pics from the movie making days and that old tree is about the ugliest thing in the forest!!! lol Just sticks out like a sore thumb. My mothers neighbor was a trapper for the state at the time and worked as an extra on the movie. Clint Eastwood gave him a jacket that he still had when he died.


Ollie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 10:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
They lived in Yakima. Grandpa came from Scotland in the early 1900's. My grandmother's familty came over about the same time and settled in Yakima. Spent part of the weekend looking at old family pictures. The postcards they used to send back then are great. Better than the ones now. Some of them are rather "risque" for that period.

I was born and raised there and now live in the Blue Mountains of NE Oregon.


Sammie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 17:08:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Ollie, hello!! I've been here since the 1st grade - since Kennedy was assasinated. Ya, it's changed alot here. I'm way out in West Valley where there are still pastures.


Ollie    Posted 05-29-2002 at 10:42:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many years ago used to show horses at the West Valley Fair. Used to ride there from where we pastured by the airport. Long trip. People out there would let us keep our horses in their corrals during the fair. Is it still going?? Pretty area. We took many car rides out in your area after my mom learned to drive. We would go after school and before dad got home. You're only about a couple of years younger than me.

When my great-grandparents came to U.S. they lived on 10th Ave. Where they lived is now part of St. E's (I guess it is now Providence Hospital). My parents built on 34th Avenue between Tieton Drive and Chestnut after WWII. They were asked why they wanted to build "way out there". It was all orchards at that time. We were lucky and had a vacant lot (former orchard) across from our house that covered half a block to play in. Now the "city" extends for miles. Used to go out the end of Tieton Drive and look at the buffalo.


Mudcat49    Posted 05-28-2002 at 04:25:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can see why the inspector was on you, down here in Florida we could house 7 Mexican familys in that "BARN"


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-28-2002 at 06:26:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did have this couple that wanted to rent it to live in. His wife told me it looked better then there travel trailer they were staying at the time. I had to say no it was for the cows. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-27-2002 at 23:41:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, do you have any more pics of this barn? THAT is just about the size I need and you really do built beautiful barns. I can see why your neighbors thought you were building a house!!


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-28-2002 at 06:23:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sammie; I have some more photo's in different stages of framing. Here is one to get a idea of what would go into it. It took a week to finish this one. The cost was around 4,800.00 with concrete, siding and roof included. If you would like some more post your E-Mail and I will send you some. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 07:29:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, Mark, I would love some pics. When I get the house alittle farther along, I have to replace 2 buildings that are falling in but grandfathered and that barn would work wonderfully!! Thank you!!


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