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Old 07-18-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Bucksport, Maine and northern Florida
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Hello all Mainers!

Aside from Smyrna, are there other Amish communities in Maine?

My interest lies in my desire to build a (approximate 24' x 48') barn on my (future) farm outside of Bucksport.
I would like to build it in the old way (mortise and tenon) if possible, and would like to be part of the building process so as to learn from it. So, Knowing that Smyrna is so far away, I would open my 4-bedroom cape to any members of the Amish community who would be willing to come down to help me in this build. Or, back to my original question, look for a closer community to Bucksport.

I am closing on my house hopefully before month's end; it is an old Cape built in 1835. In keeping with aesthetics I would like to furnish the place with 1850s period furniture. Does anyone know a reasonable source? Right now, I do not have a stick of furniture for the place.

I'll have more questions about how to renovate a home like this, but this message is getting quite lengthy. :-)

Hey, folks, thanks for reading and replying. I LOVE Maine even if it get cold nd the State Capitol are not all that easy to the tax-payer.

Last edited by 7th generation; 07-18-2008 at 05:06 PM.. Reason: Per Terms of Service, signatures are not allowed and phone #'s are discouraged due to safety reasons. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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There is a school, somewhere near the coast (I forget exactly where) that teaches post & beam construction. You might want to check that out. I just did a quick google but couldn't find it, you'll have to do a more in-depth search.

I know a guy who can do that sort of thing...but...his work habits are a bit unusual and you probably would get frustrated.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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there is a cpl schools in maine that teach post &beam construction.
Joiners Quarterly and Fox Maple School of Traditional Building
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Thanks for that link Ranger! I have that one bookmarked now.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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This sounds great!! Restoring would be really something I too would enjoy. I have always enjoyed using tools and creating. I know it's hard work, but it's also work you will be proud you tried.

Good Luck Truckmen
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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Thanks for that link Ranger! I have that one bookmarked now.
no prob any time.
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