Country Carpenters: Buildings Steeped in New England Tradition

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With regular features in magazines like Country Living, Cabin Living and Timber Home Living, it’s safe to say post and beam building company (and NeLMA member) Country Carpenters is an attention-getter. Founded in 1974, the Connecticut-based company specializes in beautiful barns, carriage houses, cabins and other structures that carry on the time-honored traditions of New England.

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“Every Country Carpenters building has New England written all over it – not in words, but in yankee ingenuity, Puritan resolve, and the American tradition of value that lasts and lasts,” they say. “The first American carpenters, many of whom were shipbuilders, immediately put their skills to use right in their own backyards. These men were versatile enough to build barns and structures that were at first functional, but beautiful in their simplicity and structural integrity as well. So, what we can learn from these ‘founding fathers’ of post & beam is that they adapted – incorporating the truth and beauty of past experience into the lifestyle of the day.”

Combining old familiar aesthetics of the region with the strength of post and beam, Country Carpenters creates unique pre-cut, pre-engineered building kits designed for assembly by professional carpenters. Primarily made of Eastern White Pine, these structures have the humble feel that typically comes with rural architecture and simple materials, but their quality shines brightly – not to mention the classic beauty of all that wood.

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Customers often put their own unique touches on each individual building, making them one of a kind. It’s fun to see the finished results, particularly on the company’s Testimonials page. They really show off the versatility of the kits, which customers use as barns, sheds, hunting shacks, garages, gift shops, pool houses and more.

The goal of every one of our buildings is to find a place on your property, and a home in your heart.

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