In Olean, IN we started our day taking pictures of a beautiful old building built in 1880. It was originally used as a chicken house. The red paint remains as a reminder of the past care that it received. The remnants of the chickens nesting boxes are still hiding inside. The add on section was built to house an old Model T, the kind you had to crank to start. They added on to this building because it sat at the top of the hill, and when the car was hard to start, they could just give it a roll down the hill to get it start. The model T is long gone, but the building still stands. Underneath the rusted tin roofing were amazing 1x material. This will make beautiful tables, bar-tops, ect. Here are a few pictures of the work we did today.
It can be a crowbar, a hammer, or a chainsaw in my hand. I love the work. There is something exciting to me about being in these old barns. You never know what you will find or what someone else will create from what I find. The work is hard, tiring, and so very dirty, but I just love doing it.
Reclaimed Barns & Beams provides lumber to those who create using historic wood that has a story.