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Oregon’s Old Mill District

by Dustin Gruetter • March 28, 2018

The Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon draws thousands of visitors a year from all around the world. Shops, art galleries, and music venues now occupy what was once home to the two largest sawmills in the world. The Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company established a mill in 1916 on the Deschutes River’s west bank, with another […]


Stillwater: The Perfect Small Barn Home Kit

by Brian Hurst • March 21, 2018

The Stillwater is a small barn home kit that’s based on a custom structure we designed for satisfied clients in Oklahoma. DC’s designers created a typical modern-style small barn home kit configuration with a lofted bedroom hovering gracefully above a spacious open living area. A straightforward floor plan like this, requires very little thought as […]


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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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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Under Construction: Garage Apartment in Sandy, Oregon

by Josh Tittle • September 27, 2017

At any given time, the DC Structures team is hard at work designing pre-engineered materials packages for clients across the U.S. This stunning garage with living quarters is currently under construction in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. Adapted from our flexible Oakridge 48’ kit design, this luxurious garage apartment is expected to finish construction within the next […]


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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 […]


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Eco Tips: Sustainable Barn Design

by Josh Tittle • August 23, 2017

DC Structures values good stewardship of the environment and Earth’s natural resources. This principle is echoed through our space-efficient designs and our use of responsibly sourced products, such as premium heavy timbers from the Pacific Northwest. Our appreciation for nature and our focus on efficiency inform much of our approach to building design. When you […]