Barn Kits

Post-and-Beam Kits Made Easy

by Daniel Baker • March 14, 2018

The 2008 financial crash necessitated unsettling change amongst many businesses across the country. When we came up with DC Structures, we wanted to accentuate an approachable and comprehensive process inherently featured in post-and-beam kits, without sacrificing aesthetics and high quality.   The process most kit companies put people through can be a nightmare. Most will […]


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The Oakridge Barn Kit: A Popular & Flexible Design

by Brian Hurst • February 28, 2018

The Oakridge is our most popular apartment barn kit. Named after a sleepy country town located between Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley, this kit’s function is as dynamic as it is humble. The Oakridge building kit has gone through many different renditions, with the same durable post-and-beam frame, that are wonderful composites of our […]


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Say Yes to Barn Home Kit Dormers

by Terrell Martin • February 20, 2018

Heavy timber architecture done right can make any structure look like an old German fairy tale. There is something honest about an exposed joinery, and the smell of freshly shaved cedar or fir. But sometimes there are limits; times in which elegance must intersect with a designer’s pragmatism. Shed dormers are used fairly indiscriminately throughout […]


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Finding a Barn Kit Contractor

by Dustin Gruetter • February 7, 2018

Barn raising was the go-to construction method during the 16th and 18th century in the United States. Community members from all around would converge on a farmer’s property to aid in post assembly. Specialists in joinery were outsourced and paid while community members worked unconditionally. This typically wasn’t an issue considering these were resource driven […]


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Buying Land for Your Barn Kit: Tips & Considerations

by Ryan Tollefsen • December 6, 2017

This is a fascinating time in rural America. There are more young people looking to embrace farming and more sustainable lifestyles; living closer to nature and growing food for consumption or sale is becoming more attractive to this segment of the population. Those who want to make a change in their lifestyle can find it […]


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What’s the Deal With Barn Kits?

by Dustin Gruetter • October 25, 2017

The word ‘barn’ comes with a lot of connotation, and so does the word ‘kit.’ When taken together these two words can make for a negative view of barn kits, and a fundamental misunderstanding of the value they can provide. Further, there’s a tendency to pigeon hole barn kits into a specific category, which makes […]


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When Horse Barn Kits Come to Life

by Scott Desbiens • October 4, 2017

DC Structures has designed and assembled countless horse barn kits. From small wood barns with one to two horse stalls all the way up to large-scale equestrian facilities for boarding businesses, there’s no horse barn project outside the DC wheelhouse. Earlier this year, we shared some construction progress photos of this luxury horse barn in […]


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Flexibility for Your Vision: DC Flex Design

by Terrell Martin • September 13, 2017

DC Structures made its name by designing an innovative line of prefabricated post and beam building kits. With a variety of kits ranging in size, price and scope, DC Structures prides itself in the versatility of its offerings. That said, we understand some people won’t always find exactly what they’re looking for in our selection […]


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From Design to Blueprints: Easy Building Design Process

by Dustin Gruetter • September 6, 2017

When we ask our customers about their experience with DC Structures after the completion of their project, we often hear a similar sentiment—”the process was just so easy!” At DC Structures we take pride in our easy building design process, making every step of our client partnerships as simple as possible. It’s what we refer […]


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Dog Kennels and Other Non-Horse Barn Designs

by Kristoffer Nelson • August 30, 2017

DC Structures built its reputation by designing horse barns and barn-style homes, but what about spaces for your non-equine four-legged friends? Our repertoire of projects consists of countless structures that were created to help equestrian enthusiasts care for their horses. Oftentimes, however, horses aren’t the only animals our customers own. That’s why DC Structures also […]