This was a neat barn that we got to dismantle last week for some wonderful people. Their ranch has been in their family since the late 1800’s and we will be making some beautiful furniture for them out of this lumber. It is less than a mile from the land deeded to Davy Crockett’s family for his service in the Texas Revolution, so it is rich in history.
The most recent barn to be given a new purpose in life. It was built very close to 1900 constructed of mainly wire nails and some square nails. As with most barns of this age, it is largely composed of wood from 1800’s structures. I love that this barn displays the transitioning times of the industrial age from about the 1890’s-1900 as it it constructed of both square and wire nails. Unfortunately for us they had not yet discovered that it didn’t require a massive spike sized wire nail to attach 2×4’s together.
We started dismantling this house yesterday. It’s been two hot and laborious days. I couldn’t be more proud of my team…the heart and sweat that they put in to this. We’re harvesting some amazing wood from this home, much of it came from a much older structure. Stay tuned for the story.