Lower barn constructed from logs

A log barn is a barn built from uncut whole logs.


Log barns utilized many designs; they often were unique.[1] Common designs include the basic crib barns which were especially popular in the southern Appalachian Mountains region of the United States.[2] The crib barns were built from hand-cut logs which were laid horizontally.[2]


Unlike other buildings that were made from logs, log barns sometimes don't have fill material between the logs and end pieces. This is done to allow air to draft into the structure.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Historical Survey of Log Structures in Southern Appalachia". Digital Library of Appalachia. Appalachian College Association Central Library. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Single Crib Log Barn Style". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Preservation and Repair of Historic Log Buildings". National Park Service. Retrieved March 15, 2011.