How To Make A Reclaimed Barn Wood Sign John Malecki
John Mangelos and brother-in-law Allen Velthoen check out the interior of the Barnwood Restaurant building as they wait for wood buyers to come through their front door. GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin
They had devised a plan to tear down five old barns at no cost to the farmers in the valley and used the wood for their new family restaurant 37 years ago.
Longtime chef and owner John Mangelos said the second floor wood in the “haunted” private dining room was originally intended for a Victorian home that was never built. He said he was fortunate to find it, but extremely puzzled how the young ghosts were included in the purchase.
Source: GOING FOR $2 A FOOT
Mary Anne & Bubba McCray’s company ReVision recycles, repurposes, and reclaims old wood for new projects and products.
When I asked her how her company, ReVision, got started she said, “We like old stuff.” She started out by making birdhouses and small tables. Mary Anne would take what she made to the master gardener plant sales. In 2015 Bubba started helping her and the business officially started. One of the neatest things about their creations is the material they use. They mainly use the wood from old barns and houses.
Wood planking was stripped from the wall of a 75-year-old barn alongside the Island Highway in Qualicum Bay by a trespasser earlier this month.— Image Credit: J.R. RARDON PHOTO
The barn apparently fell victim to a hot building trend, in which weathered and distressed wood from salvage buildings is used to build furniture, wall paneling and trendy bars and restaurants. “I get people here looking for it all the time,” said Bernie Muller of Demxx Deconstruction in Coombs. “You’ll have guys in Vancouver who pay $7 a square foot for those slabs. It’s probably more valuable than drugs.”
Mike Hudson, standing in the hayloft of his current barn project, says he will deconstruct about 10-12 barns in the next year. He sells the reclaimed wood at his lumberyard in Elbert, Colorado. (Photo by Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media)
“Most people want those accent pieces,” he says. “They want to have those pretty beams in the ceiling or they want to have the barn wood walls, or the tables and the furniture.” A few years ago, many farmers didn’t understand how valuable their old barns were and might have been swindled, Bowe says, but today they know the capital they’re sitting on. He says we’re in the midst of a barn wood frenzy right now, but it still likely has a shelf life. Indeed, there are only so many weathered barns in the U.S.
Claude Villeneuve had barn two barn walls stolen earlier this week. (Radio-Canada)
Villeneuve estimates the thieves made off with about $2,000 worth of wood. He said he’s been approached several times by prospective buyers interested in the planks that compose the sides his barn. He had always rebuffed them, given that his farm still makes used of the barn to store hay. But now Villeneuve is considering taking down what remains of the barn to salvage the wood. “At least they left me one wall,” he said, laughing.
Bruce Johnson, co-owner of ReHistoric Wood Products LLC, says a majority of the company’s inventory comes from old barns, mills, sheds, and small outbuildings. -—LeAnn Bjerken
“The market for reclaimed wood is only getting larger,” says Johnson. “In the last three years, we’ve tripled our sales volume.” ReHistoric Wood Products finds and purchases older wooden buildings that are no longer in use, dismantles them, and sells the pieces for use in other projects. “Sourcing is a very important part of our business,” says Johnson. “The majority of the wood we use comes from old barns, mills, sheds, or smaller outbuildings.”
We sell reclaimed lumber from deconstructed houses and barns, and build beautiful furniture and fixtures for homes, restaurants and retail spaces.
Travis Dame of North Berwick takes nails out of reclaimed boards at Longleaf Lumber in Berwick. Reclaimed wood from Maine is getting top dollar as customers seek out quality and beauty. John Ewing/Staff Photographer
“It’s really become quite important that it has a provenance,” observed Kris Cornish, executive director of the Maine Wood Products Association. “They like the fact that they’re having their coffee on a piece of wood from a mill in New England that generated wool for uniforms at some point, and now it’s being re-used and not just trashed.”
At Counter Culture’s barista training center in New York City’s trendy SoHo, the maple flooring came from an 1840s-era textile mill in Biddeford. ©Alan Tansey Photo
The table, above, was made from recycled farm steel and reclaimed barn planks from a Pennsylvania barn before it was demolished
Our flags for heroes program is a way for us to give back to those who serve us. A portion of the proceeds from each of our handcrafted, barn wood American flags goes directly back to helping our nation’s heroes.
Each month we will partner with a different organization that directly impacts military veterans, firefighters, and their children.
Our #flagsforheroes can be purchased in our online store or storefront in Springfield, IL.
Michael Gerrand from Salvage Solutions, a company in Pincher Creek, Alberta that tears down old barns, then sells the wood and extras for flooring, doors and furniture. Photograph by: Greg Southam , Edmonton Journal
“It adds a soul to a house,” Gerrand said of the antique wood additions. “All I see from my drive up from Pincher Creek to Edmonton is thousands of soulless houses and I think that there’s a market to putting a little bit of soul into some of these places and a little bit of history. I think people want it.
“I think Albertans, just like they want to know where their food comes from nowadays, I think they’d be pretty interested to know where some of their building materials came from.”
This completely versatile piece of furniture is made from reclaimed barnwood, with lots of love!
The folks over at Shwood have teamed up with Aurora Mills to create their latest line of limited edition wooden sunglasses. For the Salvage Series, they are combing the Oregon countryside for unique materials that they can give new life to.
Limited to 50 individually numbered pairs, these have much more of a backstory than the pair you bought at the kiosk in the mall.
House made up of Reclaimed Wood. Source: Superior Hardwoods & Milworks
Timber can be reclaimed from old farm barns, urban factories or warehouses or deconstructed lumber and wood products such as reused planks and siding. This rustic material can be restored and mixed with new wood and other materials or it can be left rough, giving the building a recycled and sustainable appearance.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore Material Recovery Program has a great opportunity to harvest old growth lumber from a barn in the Cully neighborhood on the corner of NE 52nd and Alberta. In it’s place will become a new public park for the community as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
A contractor will be taking down large chunks of the barn, and set in a space where volunteers can easily, and safely pull apart trusses, de-nail lumber, and load quality pieces of old growth lumber into our donation truck. We will also be taking out doors, windows, fixtures, and anything we can before they bring in the big equipment.
This is a great opportunity for neighbors who those who like to see immediate results from their hard work, and who are not afraid to get a little dirty.
You don’t have to know anything about construction! You just have to come good sense of humor, and have some flexibility as we have learned to expect the unexpected on site! We will provide all the proper training and safety equipment, although you are welcome to bring your own work gloves and/or safety glasses.
We are looking for volunteers who are available as early as Tuesday May 25th! The more volunteers we get, the more valuable materials we can save from the landfill!
You must be 16 or over.
Court ordered community service you must be pre-approved before volunteering
Groups are welcome!
To get involved, contact Janell Watt TODAY!
Hope to work with you soon!
Fresh reuse news from Inhabitat .
Rhinebeck Jewish Center is getting a cheerful new green home that will be upcycled from a historic barn. Designed by Yeshaya Shor, the new synagogue will recycle wood salvaged from an existing barn, giving it new life in a community center. Coupled with green technology such as rainwater collection and passive heating and cooling, the new building will be a welcoming and green place of prayer.
Reclaimed red oak table and bench. After acquiring the 250 year old red oak from and old barn near my home in western NC, I lightly planed it to reveal it’s true beauty. After filling in all of the old nail holes and surface imperfections, I jointed each and set them up for the best grain match. Loose tenons and glue joined these boards for another 200 years. Long tenons with pegs hold all the bases together. These are capped with walnut. The entire table and bench are sealed with polyurethane. A smooth, level finish was rubbed out to provide years of low maintenance use. Measuring 40″w x92″lx 30″t.
Price range $1,000 – $2,500
2Modern is so excited to announce, new to the site, Parvez Taj‘s new White Barn Collection! What is the new White Barn Collection? Well it’s an assortment of 50+ hanging wall art pieces using reclaimed wood siding scored from white barns around the country. Charming barns built from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s! The siding varies by age, exposure to weather and wood type and these boards are imbued with character and charm — multiplied ten-fold when Parvez prints his amazing art on it!
Wood paneled walls got a bad rap in the 60s and 70s for being overused, dark and downright ugly. But the wood tiles from Everitt & Schilling give new life to wooden wall coverings.
The E&S wood tiles come in several shapes and sizes fit for creating all sorts of effects. They can form an accent wall, a backsplash, or even a decorative piece of wall art.
The tiles are nothing like the flimsy, claustrophobic-looking wall panels of previous decades. They are dynamic and full of undulating colors and tones. Their varying depths give them an additional measure of textural interest.
All of the E&S tiles are made from upcycled hardwood and recycled barn wood, giving them an undeniable measure of character and charm.
Craftsman primitivist barnwood bench. Solid wood construction. Old growth Douglas fir salvaged from an island barn in the north Puget Sound.
The seat is cut from 2 x 10 dimensional Douglas fir. The top is planed to reveal the figure and color of the wood. A single hand-rubbed coat of locally produced tung oil preserves the wood with minimal inflection of natural tone. The board’s rugged, roughsawn origins have been preserved on the top’s underside.
The top’s ends are tapered to give the bench lift. The smoothness of the tapered ends also comes through when you pick up the bench.
Made of 1930’s barn wood. Two soft close maple drawer boxes that are 12 inches deep. The unit is 30 inches tall, 80 inches wide and 14 inches deep. Solid steel legs.
A wonderful piece that could be used in a contemporary or rustic setting.
Location: Rural countryside outside of Durham, Ontario, Canada
We are a family of 6, living in the countryside 2 hours northwest of Toronto. I am an interior designer and I love to travel. Most of my designs are inspired by travel and by the use of organic, natural elements. Two years ago, a friend of ours lost their barn to a tornado. The barn was beyond repair. Rather than see it burned, we bought the barn boards, beams and tin roof — and hired the local Amish to help us to transfer the barn to our property.
We started with a small treehouse base, with an idea to have a small wrap around porch. It was so FUN to build, we decided to add a second floor, and only have a small front porch to allow a bit of extra space for a wee kitchenette and wood stove. The project grew as our excitement grew. We, as adults, were having more fun than the kids with the treehouse!
Most of the treehouse is built from the reclaimed barn, and the reminder of the items were provided by our friends. The kitchenette counter is from an old tree, the wood stove was from our old stone house, the porcelain sink was from our neighbor’s yard…..even a huge slide…it was from an old dismantled playground. The slide is a favourite of my 83 year old grandma. She loves it !
We sleep in the treehouse as often as possible ( with the exception of the cold winter nights). We hear the sounds of the trees, the trickle sounds of the rain and fall asleep under the stars.
Best sleep ever !!!
Creating the treehouse was a labour of love. Our friends and family adore it. I often blog about the treehouse and other outdoor projects (we built our pool in an old stone barn foundation).
Thanks, Lynne! Readers, check out Lynne’s blog here.