Salmon Creek Barn

Tim and Deb had a vision for their barn for quite some time.  Deb wanted a loft to use for her photography business and Tim wanted the lower floor to be a shop and a place to store his antique cars.  They eventually found Stafford Structural Concepts and Design. 

Salmon Creek Barn at night

After they met with Stafford Structural Concepts and Design, Tim and Deb decided they wanted a shell built, along with three exterior doors and a widow’s peak.  The Salmon Creek style was created.  It is a 44 x 36 barn with a rough sawn 1 x 12 board and batt finish.  The lumber came from Hull Oakes Lumber Mill in Corvallis, Oregon.  It is the oldest working mill in Oregon, and they provide tours to the public. 

A faux hay door was built underneath the widows peak (they didn’t want it to open due to the photography) and they used an antique pulley to add character.  Tim and Deb chose the stain and stained the exterior themselves.  They also did their own interior design, construction and lighting.  They purchased their own windows and man door, and had Paul install those.  The client had some existing materials that were also incorporated into the structure.

Salmon Creek Barn with 1x12 Doug Fir Siding

Paul said, “Tim and Deb are highly creative people and fantastic to work with. They have allowed my potential clients to come out to their property and see their barn.  They introduced us to their next-door neighbor who we ended up building a deck for.  They have been so kind and accommodating to us and we really appreciate them.”

Salmon Creek Barn

Deb says, “We absolutely love our Barn!  We had a great experience working with Paul and Heather to design the barn and have them bring it to life.  They were flexible in experimenting and adapting the design to meet our needs.  This barn is a heritage piece that will far out live us.  When I look out at my barn, it makes me happy!”

To see how they finished the interior, visit Deb’s blog at

Additional inspiration can be found on her Instagram page @inspiringmaterial

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