Ok, so, I bet you are thinking that I found something cool in a barn. An old piece of something that no one can tell me what it does.
I went visiting the other day and found a barn.
The owner needed to take it down. It has been standing on his property for 80 years or so. Before that....well it was dismantled and moved to its current location so it had some history before it found this home. We're not sure of the actual age. Probably over 120 years.
I've been enlisted to help him salvage as much of this barn as possible. Some of the beams will be repurposed into a new smaller structure for his tractor and trailer. The useable wood will be split between us. I already have one commission for barn style doors for a loft apartment. I'm sure much of the old salvaged wood will provide me with lots of projects.
Here's the loft before we started dismantling. It was last used to dry tobacco so there were lots of poles installed for this purpose.
After several days of deconstruction there is still a lot of barn left but the siding and floors are now missing.
There is still a significant amount of work left before the heavy equipment arrives to dismantle the beams and bents. I havent had the heart to remove the lucky horseshoe yet.
The stall doors are pretty spectacular. They still work but look pretty ragged.
Good enough to keep the cows in.
All this and I can still keep up the social distancing. And still get a suntan in the process.