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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Rule of Fours



My Multiple of 4s Barn

What is great about living in a small community? You receive your building permit in one day.


The cement contractor called at 5:00 a.m.. He said that he had a couple of days open and nothing to do. WHAT? I WANT A BARN!


Only recently I asked our Builder; what is the most economical way to put together a building? His answer, a multiple of 4s. Feet that is.



A few hours later, with my still wet drawing in hand, I was at the county planning office when they opened the door. The engineer stamped his approval on my drawing. The foundations were dug and approved by 2:00 p.m. The footings were poured by 2:30 p.m.


The footings measure 4 feet high (so the tractor could run into the building without pulling it down). Eight feet of structure was added to the footings. Now the building measures 12 feet high, 60 feet long and 20 feet deep. A multiple of 4s all around. Perfect!


Of the three buildings on our property, this building is my favorite. Why? It has simple and perfect Proportions and symmetry.  And Gene built the most fabulous and large Barn doors.  He invented a unique way of hanging them (but that is another story). 
I did add 2 stork towers, or call them bell towers, if you like.


Gina



4 comments:

  1. Gina, what a fantastic story, I love it!! How wonderful indeed to live in such a community. And how cool to have your own bell towers!

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  3. Fabulous! Can't wait to see the doors.

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  4. Lucky you to live where you can get a building permit so quickly. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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