All of the colony barns were built to the same plan, 32 feet by 32 feet by 32 feet high, and the Wineck Barn is a good example. The lower portion of the walls is constructed of logs sawn flat on three sides, lapped and butted at the corners. Above that is a band of vertical boards to the cornice and horizontal boards in the gables. The gambrel roof is framed with scissor trusses. Despite its appealing form, the plan of the standard colony barn was widely criticized as being too small and inefficiently partitioned. In addition foundations were small pilings that soon deteriorated.
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