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Post And Beam Homes

Post and beam home kits are the most affordable way to achieve a timber framed home and the best quality option when considering a barn home.

The exposed rough cut Douglas-fir beams add a distinguished beauty and powerful statement of strength that accentuates the barn home style and resonates as a true timber frame structure.  Each of our kits is custom designed for our customers by our in-house CAD team. We then handcraft the kit in our shop one bent at a time, and when complete, disassemble it and send it to the job site for onsite reassembly. Legacy kits can be found all across the US and we can even send them to Canada.

Below Are A Few Of The Most Popular Reasons Customers Choose A Legacy Post & Beam Home Kit:


Open floor plans

The strength of post and beam homes come from the bent framework, not the supporting walls like other forms of construction. This means that you have significantly more space to work with when deciding how to finish your home. Whether you’re looking for a large great room, an expansive dining room perfect for entertaining, or a wide range of other ideas, the space is yours for the finishing!
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Adding a loft (second floor) is extremely cost-effective:

The structural components of a second floor are inherently a part of the bent work, therefore utilizing this space is just a matter of adding floor joists and flooring materials.

Structural materials add aesthetic appeal

The kiln-dried Douglas fir timbers add a signature look and charm to the living space.
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A post and beam home is very similar in cost to a stick frame living space. This is especially true if the stick frame structure is finished to look like post and beam. When compared to log or mortise and tenon timber frame, post and beam is considerably less expensive and comes with many other benefits.
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When it comes to quality, Legacy is unmatched. Not only do we use kiln-dried Douglas fir for our bent work components, but we also include more items in our standard kit contents than many other kit providers. We do this to ensure your kit comes the way you expected it. After all, while we’re building your Legacy, we’re also building ours!

Roofline/Kit Styles

Our post and beam home kits and prices are based on the roofline styles below. Each option provides a unique look that is beneficial in different scenarios. Once the roofline style is decided on, we work with customers on customizing the length, width, height, lean-tos, accessories, upgrades, and more of their kit, to ensure it fits their needs and budget.

Raised Center

The Knox Series


The Armstrong Series


The Huchinson Series

Salt Box

The Grayson Series


The Bandera Series

Post And Beam Home Basics

Take a detailed look at the components that make up our post and beam living space kits. Items in black text (in the key) are available from Legacy, either as a part of a standard kit, or upgrade option. Items in red text are not provided by Legacy but are shown for reference.

  1. Bent Framing (6”x6” to 6”x12” fully dimensional are typical, kiln-dried Rough Cut Douglas fir)
  2. Plate Connections (Powder Coated)
  3. Upgraded Purlins+ (4”x6” Douglas fir roof purlins placed 24” OC with heavy-duty purlin screws)
  4. Board & Batten Siding – Rough Cut Pine (Board – 1”x10”, Batten – 1”x4”)
  5. Pressure Treated Sill Plate
  6. Basement Girder Beam*
  7. Upgraded Roof Sheathing+
  8. Vapor Barrier+
  9. Nailbase Roof Insulation Panel+ (a. Foam Insulation, b. OSB Nailbase)
  10. Roofing Underlayment+
  11. Upgraded Rough Cut Fascia Boards+
  12. Soffit+
  13. 2”x6” T&G Floor Decking*
  14. Rough Cut Floor Joists*
  15. 2”x6” Dimensional Stud Framing (16”OC)++
  16. Housewrap++
  17. OSB Wall Sheathing++
  18. Drywall
  19. Windows
  20. Wall Insulation
  21. Floor Trusses
  22. Foundation – configurations vary (a. Slab-on-grade, b. Basement/Crawl Space/etc.)

* Available as an upgrade/accessory option | Not provided by Legacy. Typical options shown for reference.
+ Included with Residential Roof Package
++ Included with Vertical Wall Framing Package

See additional drawings and diagrams of our post and beam kits here.

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Pre-Designed Post And Beam Kits

Inspiration comes in all forms, and our pre-designed home kits are a great way to get started on your post and beam journey. These kits range in size from 528 sq ft to over 2,500 sq ft and are truly a starting point. Each starts as a base model and then we customize it to meet each customers needs. The roofline and bent structure are defined, which generates cost savings on the design side, and allows us to offer the kits at a reduced rate.  Visit our pre-designed kit page to get a general idea of costs and styles and then contact us to discuss more.

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