The Beaucatcher barn style home was originally built in 1870 in Little Falls, New York. The barn style house is now restored and located in Asheville, North Carolina. The barn style house is 40 feet by 70 feet for 2,800 square feet of space. In this barn style house project salvaged wood siding, salvaged wood deck siding, and salvaged wood flooring was used. The Beaucatcher barn style house has scenic views of the Smoky Mountains.
A growing trend these days is to use reclaimed barn wood for a new barn-style house or cabin building construction project and is something that is becoming more and more popular. Private contractors have begun renovating both barn homes and public spaces with wood reclaimed from factories, old barns, houses, and commercial buildings, across America. Whether you are building a new home design or renovating a rustic cabin building, reclaimed wood can add the character that you want.
Working with reclaimed wood is popular in both cabin buildings and modern barns. You might choose to use a barn wood accent wall in a room in your modern barn or use reclaimed for the beams. Reclaimed wood comes in a range of shapes and sizes and a variety of places. There is nothing that can compare to an authentic piece of reclaimed wood; it has a unique story to tell and a look all its own. Regardless of the source of your reclaimed wood you choose to use in your barn style house, there are a few tips for using this type of wood. If you use reclaimed barn wood, it may have been in the elements for a 100 years or more. The reclaimed wood may be covered in dirt, dead bugs, amongst other things. Because of this, you will need to clean it. Start by using a stiff nylon bristle brush and give the wood a brisk rub down. This will help get rid of any loose dirt. Follow this up with a quick spray with an air hose to clean off the finer particles of dirt. Some people like to clean the reclaimed wood with a high-pressure water sprayer, but you have to be careful, or you may risk damaging the wood.
Reclaimed wood isn't straight, or square. Reclaimed wood will most likely be warped, crooked and one end might be thicker than the other. A good bit of barn wood will have the pith of the tree the center which results in the barn board being irregular in shape. Again, you can work with the reclaimed wood you have or put it through the process to make it smooth and square. Sourcing reclaimed wood for your log house build or remodel. Craigslist is just one place to look for reclaimed wooden building materials. You can find old barn wood, and reclaimed wood from urban demolition and scraps from local shops. Keep an eye in the area where you live, and you might be surprised at what you find. Reclaimed wood is a great idea for your modern barn build, giving it a unique look along with a story to tell.
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