Our friends lost their barn to a fire right before Thanksgiving. This wasn't an ordinary barn, but was more like an outside party room.
They hosted many parties in this barn and you almost felt like you were in a big living room when you were there. She is an artist, so it was really neat how she decorated it.
When the barn burnt down they decided to rebuild and since he has a lot of carpenter experience, has done most of it himself.
I remember him talking about the roof rafter tables and how important it was to measure the right angles. I would think getting the correct rafter dimensions would be almost as important as the foundation.