Finding a Barn Kit Contractor

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 … Continue reading Finding a Barn Kit Contractor

What’s the Deal With Barn Kits?

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 … Continue reading What’s the Deal With Barn Kits?

When Horse Barn Kits Come to Life

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 … Continue reading When Horse Barn Kits Come to Life

Flexibility for Your Vision: DC Flex Design

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 … Continue reading Flexibility for Your Vision: DC Flex Design

From Design to Blueprints: Easy Building Design Process

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 … Continue reading From Design to Blueprints: Easy Building Design Process

Dog Kennels and Other Non-Horse Barn Designs

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 … Continue reading Dog Kennels and Other Non-Horse Barn Designs

Eco Tips: Sustainable Barn Design

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 … Continue reading Eco Tips: Sustainable Barn Design

Project Feasibility: Can I Build This Here?

There are plenty of reasons to be exhausted by a construction projects, and one of the biggest of those headaches relates to project feasibility. As you begin your design, planning and construction process, it’s important to consider how things like zoning, building on protected lands and other new construction requirements may affect your project. With a … Continue reading Project Feasibility: Can I Build This Here?

Barns for Classic Car Collection Storage

Are you a classic car nut? With summer inching ever closer, it’s time for your prized investments to come out of hiding and into view. Of course, car shows and warm-weather joy rides would not be possible without adequate car collection storage. DC Structures creates barn kits specifically geared toward the dedicated hobbyist. If classic … Continue reading Barns for Classic Car Collection Storage

Planning for your Wedding and Event Barn

Spring is in the air, and business owners and entrepreneurs alike are wondering how to take their wedding and event businesses to the next level. For all the opportunities they provide, barns that can be used as private event spaces have become a top trend in the industry. From rustic weddings to company parties, DC … Continue reading Planning for your Wedding and Event Barn

Project Preview: Oregon City Covered Riding Arena and Barn with Living Quarters

At any given time, DC Structures has a number of projects under construction across the U.S. These range from residential homes and apartment barns to large-scale commercial operations such as athletic centers and event spaces. Once in a blue moon, we get a unique and rare opportunity to blur the lines a bit by designing … Continue reading Project Preview: Oregon City Covered Riding Arena and Barn with Living Quarters

Post and Beam vs. Post Frame: Which Framing Method is Better for Your Barn Kit?

Navigating the complex vocabulary of barn construction can be a daunting task. While familiarizing yourself with industry terms like “dormers” and “cupolas” is useful, it’s crucial to understand a few fundamental concepts before embarking on your barn project. Notably, “post and beam construction” and “post-frame construction” are two construction methods often mistaken for one another … Continue reading Post and Beam vs. Post Frame: Which Framing Method is Better for Your Barn Kit?

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