WAYNE, Neb. — When you think of the farm, you probably think of the barn.
There's a company in Wayne, Neb., dedicated to re-populating the landscape with those famous wooden structures.
We're going to Sand Creek Post & Beam this week in "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer."
It takes a lot of precision and hands-on work to build a barn.
"Our landscape, historically all across america, was the old wooden barns," said Stephen LeGrand, CEO of Sand Creek Post & Beam.
LeGrand says that is what the company replicates today, using a lot rough cut, full-dimension wood.
"Either a ponderosa pine or a redwood pine," said LeGrand, describing a few of the wood options available to customers.
The company makes things like windows, out of cedar, and by hand, too.
"It's interesting, these things look really small when you're actually out and looking up at a barn, but when you actually get up close to it like that you realize the size of this thing," said LeGrand, talking about a cupola.
Barns are laid out piece-by-piece in the production facility, painstakingly fit together before being shipped out.
But, these giant structures aren't just for livestock, or agriculture in general.
A lot of times they're built to be homes and more.
"Across North America, we're selling these huge barns, actually, for people that are doing nothing but wedding venues out of them," said LeGrand. "This is not, like, a 20 or 30-year building. These are, like, hundreds of years that these buildings will last."
You can find Sand Creek barns in 49 states.
If you want to see some pictures of the completed projects, please visit: https://www.sandcreekpostandbeam.com.
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