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19 North Harrison Street
Shelbyville, IN, 46176
United States


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.

Barn Removal

Reclaimed Barns & Beams
provides lumber to those
who create using historic
wood that has a story.

Removal of Barns or Buildings

Reclaimed Barns & Beams’ owners are looking to take down older barns, buildings, houses and places where the wood possesses unique qualities, including barn boards and hand-hewn barn beams.

Barn componentsMost wood used in the construction of older American barns interests us, especially if it is a particular species and still in good condition.  The parts of the barn that are most commonly reclaimed are carrier and sleeper beams, upper frame beams, weathered barn siding, interior boards, and decking.

Reclaiming Barn Siding

Posted by Reclaimed Barns & Beams on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dismantling: We handle this very carefully.  We don’t want to break, chip, crack, or otherwise damage material during the deconstruction process.  Even scratching the surface of barn board reduces the value of the product.  Barn board, in particular, must always be salvaged by hand.  Think ‘dismantling’, not ‘demolition’.

Barn board: Barn board (sometimes called barn wood or barn siding) can be difficult to find in good condition.  We are looking for large, consistent quantities (meaning from the same building).  Damaged or rotten boards will significantly reduce the use of the reclaimed barn board.  Longer boards are more desirable, their shorter counterparts are not.  Painted barn board is usually more difficult to work with than unpainted barn board. 

Hand-hewn beams: Hand-hewn beams have value as architectural pieces only if they are in prime condition, undamaged, and unpainted.  If the original hand-hewing marks and character of the beam have been marred or altered, their value is reduced.  Solid hand-hewn beams (no checking, rot, mortise pockets, etc.) are what we are in search of finding.

Contact us:  We would be happy to take a look at your barn/building. Contact us to set up an appointment at 317-617-2773 or email us at