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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.


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.

How to Reclaim Your Living Space

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Do you want your living space to reflect your style? 

Living in an apartment or with newly painted walls often creates restrictions when you are trying to transform a room into a space that reflects your style. You may want to add reclaimed lumber to your home, but are not able to hang anything on the walls. 

 If you cannot hang shelves or frames on the walls, how can you incorporate reclaimed lumber into your decorating style? 

Reclaimed Barns and Beams wants to help you with a few creative decorating ideas. 

Above is a reclaimed board from an 1880 barn in Southern Indiana. It is not ideal for hanging on a wall as it is warped in the center. Often reclaimed lumber has character flaws that keeps it from being used in certain projects. We did  not want this piece to go to waste. Placing it on top of the kitchen stove allows us to use the antique wood and creates a new space for spices to use at ease when cooking. Another great idea is to place a large board on top of your front loading washer and dryer. It just gives that space an antique look. 

Do you have a space in a corner of a room and you are just not sure what to put there? 

This wooden box was left in an old chicken coop in Southern Indiana. After washing, and washing, and washing we found a great antique piece under all the mud and dirt. A little sanding and some sealer brought out a beautiful color in the wood. We turned it on its side and placed it in the corner of the kitchen. Now we have a great bench. 

Try adding a shelf above a window. It is great addition to the room. Create a space for a collection of old bottles, or perhaps a  place  for family photos or plants. 

Often people want a way to display photos, but do not have the walls space. An easel with an antique picture frame will make a great place to add photos. Or with a light frame with no glass you can create a unique look and still not damage your walls. 

We would love to help you with your decorating needs. If you have an idea and want us to help you create it, we would love to help you do that. Or if you have created something special for your home and would like to share it with us, we would love to see it.