Glossary of Barn Terms

Interior Structure Purlin Post and Braces

Name those barn parts!

 

Bewildered by barn terms?  Here’s a guide to beams and bents, gables and gambrels, and a bit more…

Alley

Balloon Frame

Bank Barn

Bay

Beam

Bedding

Bent

Brace

Clapboard

Collar Beam

Cross Beam

Gable Roof

Gambrel Roof

Girt

Hay Chute or Drop

Hay Door

Hay Hood

Hay Hook

Hay Loft

Hay Mow

Hay Track

Hay Trolley

Joist

King Post

Milking Parlor

Mortise

Plate

Pole Barn

Post

Purlin

Queen Post

Ridge Pole

Saltbox

Separator

Shiplap

Sill

Stable

Stall

Stanchion

Stud

Tack Room

Tenon

Threshing Floor

Tie Beams

Tie Rods

Timber Frame

Tongue and Groove

Truss

 

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