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Angie 

19 North Harrison Street
Shelbyville, IN, 46176
United States

317-604-3689

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

A New Adventure

angela crouse

Starting a New Adventure… Join me- Won’t You?

When you are planning an adventure what are some of the things you have to plan?

I think most of us start with the Where! ---Where will we go? When! --- When is the best time to set out? How--- how much can we afford to spend!!

This new adventure I am heading to iis not any different.

I have had so many people tell me they think I need a SHOWROOM. A place where the beautiful pieces of furniture that we create can be seen in all of their glory. And I could not agree more. It is hard to display the beautiful hand crafted mantles when they are covered in sawdust, and even harder to select one. Don’t get me wrong. The shop has a great atmosphere. And that will always be a space for customers to pick out their own mantle from a reclaimed beam, or for builders to select their own reclaimed lumber materials. But, for those of you that are not interested in walking around in a lumber yard or two inches of sawdust in our shop building, then this new space will be perfect for you.

Those of you that have gotten to know me know that adventure and risk are two things I embrace. So off I went searching. Searching for that perfect space. A space that were great answers to our three original questions: Where? When? How?

I am thrilled that after searching, and looking, and thinking, and driving, and driving, and looking… Every since I was a little girl, I dreamed of having a space where people gathered, shared, and dreamed. Yesterday, that dream began to reveal itself to me.I have found an amazing space for this new adventure to take place.

 Maybe 1901....

Maybe 1901....

 

Now, I would love to have your help. This space is a building in Shelbyville, IN as one of my goals was to stay local- for now anyway! We never know what the future has in store! The space was built in 1901. It is on the corner of Harrison and Hendricks St. I have found a couple of older pics of the building, but would love to know its history. So those of you that have a love of history, what can you tell me about 19 N Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN?

 1940s-1970s

1940s-1970s

 

For those of you that love to design and create, I need your vision and eye for restoring this amazing space to its original beauty. There are brick walls under plaster and drywall. There are hardwood floors, artistic tin on the ceiling, and an amazing showroom window in the front of the building. Do we uncover the brick? Do we dig down to the hardwoods? What should we do with this ceiling? Lighting- pictures please? What would be the best lighting for this space? And the walls- what about accent walls?


And, calling all customers!!! What pieces would you like to see in this new space? I would love to see inspirational pictures or hear your thoughts on how you would like these pieces displayed.

 

Strong men and women! Friends and neighbors! Anyone interested!  Help is needed. We are looking to do some major work to this space. Anyone interested in putting some muscles to work? We are going to plan a get to work weekend. Anyone wanting to jump in and rip up carpet or tear down some walls, let me know. Take some frustrations out, make some friends, and restore a 1901 space. Lunch provided!!!

 Today

Today

 

I have loved meeting so many of you on Facebook and Instagram, on my website, at the shop, and at the shows we attend. I look forward to having coffee- and diet coke- in this new space as we design, plan and share something special for you. My hope is that as we go on this adventure together, you will feel a part of it. This space will be as much yours as it is mine and together we will Reclaim our Dreams.

 

Dream big, Angie