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Three reasons we love steel plate joinery!

The art of post and beam has been around for hundreds of years. Like all forms of construction, advancements have been made throughout that time that benefit current day customers.  
One of those advancements is the use of steel plate joinery. As the name leads to, 'joinery' is the structural element that connects (or joins) two pieces of wood. Traditional timber frame buildings used mortise and tenon joinery, which is undoubtedly breathtaking, but also adds significant complexity in the building process. 

Below are a few of the top reasons steel plate joinery comes standard in all Legacy kits. 

The bold look of the steel plates against solid Douglas fir timbers create a rustic look with an industrial flair. The enhanced structural support the steel plates provide increases the distance the post and beam trusses can span.
The use of steel plates, instead of the more time consuming and traditional mortise and tenon joinery, makes it significantly more affordable for the average cust…

Five Reasons Post and Beam is the Ideal Fit for Event Venues

Billions of dollars are spent on weddings in the US each year and it comes as no surprise that year after year, the venue is the largest investment for couples celebrating their big day.

For those considering entering or expanding their presence in this lucrative industry, we have compiled a few of the most common reasons customers choose a Legacy Post & Beam kit for their event venue.

1. Accommodates all styles of weddings

From elegant chandeliers, to comfy couches and cow decor, the rustic look can be dressed up or down to resonate with all ends of the formality spectrum.

2. Open Floor Plans

In post and beam construction all of the weight is placed on the posts & beams (hence the name), which removes the need for supporting walls. This opens spaces up significantly, allowing for efficiently designed structures that maximize capacity limits and minimize owner investment.

3. Structural components create significant aesthetic appeal

Many forms of construction require ass…

Four reasons to add a pavilion to your property

Summer is almost in full swing and the Legacy team is here to help you get the most out of your outdoor hours. 
Take a look at FOUR of the most popular reasons customers add a Legacy Post & Beam pavilion to their property. 
1. Added shade and protection from the elements.  The ultimate entertainment oasis, or a relaxing retreat for family meals, a pavilion adds shade and shelter so you can focusing on enjoy your time outside

2. Enhanced character and definition for your backyard space.

Pavilions are a simple and stylish way to add visual appeal and enhanced function to your outdoor area. Pavilions can be placed anywhere in your yard, and often become the epicenter of the outdoor space.
3. Increased property value.

Outdoor living spaces combined with well-kept landscaping has been shown to bring as much as 5% to 15% higher resale value. That means you can invest in and enjoy a pavilion today, and when you’re ready for the next phase your efforts will not go to waste.

4. Built to Last.

Eco-Friendly Post & Beam Building At It's Finest

Featured Project: A1 Al's Pheasant RanchTake a peek inside this breathtaking hybrid post and beam lodge and learn about the environmentally sound building techniques that make it one of the most sustainable of its kind.  

1. Between the walls of this lodge lie Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS), which offer 50-75% higher R-values than traditional fiberglass insulation. 
 2. Temperature is maintained throughout the building using primarily Geo-thermal heating and cooling.

3. Natural lightening is used where possible and all of the artificial lights are LED bulbs, which use 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

4. The beautiful exposed timbers are sourced from mills that follow responsible timber harvesting practices.

5. Re-purposed materials were used to create stunning interior finishes.

6. A steel roof was chosen because it lasts longer, is made of recycled materials, and is 100% recyclable if it ever replaced. 

7.  An energy efficient floor heating system i…

Building Memories on the Farm

It's not just about the barn, it's about the legacy. This traditional 52 X 72 ft raised center barn with 14 foot enclosed lean-tos includes horse stalls on the 4,368 square foot floor, with a 576 square foot loft above. The look of this authentic classic barn is simply breathtaking. To get started on your new one-of-a-kind barn, contact your Legacy Post & Beam representative today, (605) 665-8310.

Featuring Your Home Away from Home

THE HIGHEST QUALITY POST AND BEAM CABINS, HOMES, BARNS, AND VENUES Wouldn't you love to own your own cabin, a place to get away to for a weekend or a whole summer of relaxation? This beautiful Legacy Post & Beam cabin near Tulsa, OK features large storage space on the main floor, and a loft with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining and living rooms. The patio and deck offer great space for entertaining. This gorgeous cabin offers a rustic charm, perfect for making memories with friends and family. To get started on your home away from home contact your Legacy Post & Beam representative today, (605) 665-8310.