Legacy kit finished as a Post and Beam Airplane Hangar
One of our favorite things to do at Legacy is listen to the dreams of our customers. Learn about what makes their project unique, their motivations behind the building, and what they hope to accomplish. With their unique vision and our construction knowledge, the sky is the limit on what we can achieve.
On this Eastern Nebraska project, our customer wanted a classy way to store their equipment, while still embracing the natural setting. One important piece of equipment – their airplane!
We started with a standard gable kit with the footprint the customer was looking for. Then, with the goal of making it a completely functional post and beam airplane hangar, we upgraded the trusses to accommodate a 48’ clear span. We also raised the walls to ensure there was ample head height to fit the plane. Importantly, we were able to create an open space conducive to the wingspan of the airplane, without supporting beams. This was possible by using kiln-dried Douglas fir timbers. Douglas fir is used for the structural bent work components on all of our projects as it provides a sturdier build (and longer spans) than other wood species. Finally, with the addition of a hydraulic door, their idea became a reality!
The Armstrong 4872 – Post and Beam Airplane Hangar
48’x72’ One Story Gable with Raised Side Walls | 48’ Center Section | 3,456 Sq Ft on Main Level
Look at how the hydraulic door opens easily to allow the plane to move in and out. From a distance, you would never know this was anything other than a standard barn with board and batten siding!