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333 West 500 North
Shelbyville, IN, 46176
United States

317-617-2773

America's heritage has stood in the fields and beside farm houses for over a century in the form of barns. Historic barns are becoming more difficult to find, and due to the increase in comercially zoned land are being destroyed. Reclaimed Barns & Beams reclaims the wood from these hand hewed, pinned barns that have stood the tests of time. It is our hope that we can transform this wood into vintage farm tables, chairs, ceiling beams, mantles and more. This will give us a chance to keep the history of these barns alive and with us for years to come.

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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.
Angie

I am flawed and damaged... much like this old work bench.

angela crouse

I am flawed and damaged... much like the pieces I collect.

Reclaiming pieces from auctions and barns allows me to surround myself with the past. I love taking something flawed and damaged and reclaiming it. Making into something I love. Just like I do with these pieces, I have spent a lifetime reclaiming my own dreams. Repairing myself. We start out all fresh and new, and then life happens, and we become less fresh and new.  I believe that we could become ruined and flawed and simply settle for that in our lives.


Don't you love going to auctions? I just cannot get enough of them. I find treasures like this old work bench. A $10.00 bid made it mine. And after unbolting it from the wall and loading it into the truck, I began to imagine what I could turn this into. 

 I love taking something flawed and damaged and reclaiming it.

 I love taking something flawed and damaged and reclaiming it.

At fist, I was just going to replace the bottom shelf with reclaimed lumber and call it a day. But I could not stop there! I had to get rid of that rust on the steel. I love the look of steel and wood on the same piece. 

Getting rid of the damage on the bottom lumber with reclaimed lumber.

Getting rid of the damage on the bottom lumber with reclaimed lumber.

Look no rust! How nice that cleaned up. 

Look no rust! How nice that cleaned up. 

I stained the boards with Minwax stain. I use a surgical glove (bought at a different auction) with an old sock to apply the stain. Keeps my hands clean and is cheap. 

Reclaim a new future for this piece.

Reclaim a new future for this piece.

The top had an extension chord and a rubber mat for working after all it was a work bench. It took some doing but I finally got all of that off of there. I later attached the electric strip to the underneath side of the table. Cannot have a table without electricity. 

Top needs some work. Some flaws must go and some are too deep so they will have to stay

Top needs some work. Some flaws must go and some are too deep so they will have to stay

Look at that shine. The angle grinder removed all of the flaws. I will use Flood Penetrol to keep that new shine from rusting. 

Reclaiming pieces from auctions and barns allows me to surround myself with the past.

Reclaiming pieces from auctions and barns allows me to surround myself with the past.

The 22 inch barn beam stools make a great seat for the high top 6 ft patio table. I love the look. It is perfect for an outside piece. 

You vision can create a new look. 

You vision can create a new look. 

I used Varathane brand Floor Finish in “satin” because I didn’t want super shinny floors, just a nice sheen. I also used water based because the smell of of the oil based Varathane was out of control — and it took way longer to dry between coats. 


I am flawed and damaged... much like the pieces I collect.

Reclaiming pieces from auctions and barns allows me to surround myself with the past. I love taking something flawed and damaged and reclaiming it. Making into something I love. Just like I do with these pieces, I have spent a lifetime reclaiming my own dreams. Repairing myself. We start out all fresh and new, and then life happens, and we become less fresh and new.  I believe that we could become ruined and flawed and simply settle for that in our lives.

Or we could create a new vision, a new belief, a new look with our job, relationship, opportunity, thoughts... Get rid of the things we see that we don't like and keep the things that we do.

It is not simple. Removing flaws.  It is not easy. Ignoring the damage.  Flaws and damage take great effort to remove and some we will just have to keep.  But we must keep trying. Leave the past behind and Reclaim a new future.  

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