A fantastic custom-designed home is up for sale in Mendocino, a bohemian enclave on the coast of Northern California. Constructed from reclaimed timber by local craftsman Harold Brayton, the rustic getaway boasts a combination of midcentury and Arts and Crafts styles (its date of completion is unknown) but is decidedly a creation of its own.
Source: Fantastic timber home with ocean views asks $1.1M – Curbed
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.”
Source: ReHistoric Wood sees third year of increased sales > Spokane Journal of Business
We posted about this once already – but this tour is so worth another visit!
Brian Schulz wanted to see “how small of a house I could make feel big”. Inspired by the traditional Japanese minka homes that rely on local materials and steeply sloped roofs to create affordable, open structures, Schulz created a home using materials salvaged or sourced from within 10 miles of his home.
via Zen forest house: 11K, handcrafted, small home in Oregon – YouTube.
“Rehabilitating the existing barn structure, located in the heart of the 1,100-acre nature center, allowed us to experience cost savings by reusing an available existing structure located where campers would be immersed in nature,” said Jim Nicolow, a principal and the director of sustainability at architecture and planning firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent, which led the design Nature Center’s design effort.
via Kalamazoo Nature Camp Expands Through Adaptive Reuse | EarthTechling.
Ann liked the fact that the lumber would be used, but letting the barn go pained her. She could see all the effort that went into the building’s construction. Details such as the markings on the hand-hewn beams were evidence of all the painstaking, backbreaking work.
“It hurt because at one time it was a beautiful building,” Ann said. “But Mother Nature takes its toll, I guess.”
No one knows for sure how many wood-framed and stone-foundation barns there were in Marathon County at the peak of the family farm era, or how quickly they are disappearing. But according to an agriculture census survey, in 2007 the county was home to 1,267 standing timber-framed barns built before 1960.
via Wanted: Wisconsin’s lovely old timber barns | Sheboygan Press | sheboyganpress.com.
Recovered wood, or wood salvaged from old barns, buildings, and other places, has become more valuable than ever. This wood is often used in many everyday products—from furniture making to home construction and renovation. Learn the basics of salvaging wood from a reclaimed wood specialist and give something old a new life.
via Repurpose Rustic Barn Wood – YouTube.