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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Barn wood

These barns are near my house and every now and then when I need something rusty for a piece I will ride over there and plunder through the rubble to see what treasures I can find. I have never felt comfortable taking any of the wood or anything that looked like it could belong to someone, but the land was for sale forever and there was never anyone around. I didn't think anyone would care if I took some rusty hinges and broken tools.
This week a new friend of mine, Roger Dinger, emailed me and said he was going to be reclaiming some barn wood near my house and did I want to come along. Heck Yeah! Roger builds furniture, mirrors, and other great things from old barn wood, his work is beautiful.
So I met him around 8:30 this morning and we ripped boards off of the barns and I now have quite a collection of old wood. I'm hoping to start using some of it in my work. I'm also thinking that some of it will be nice to build a show booth with......
This is a gorgeous piece of property, wish it was mine. A church just bought it so soon there will be a big old church and a parking lot on this beautiful piece of land. I guess it's God's land, but can't it just be a nice pasture?

6 comments:

Linda Starr said...
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Tracey Broome said...

I don't know about that Linda, I'm having trouble figuring out what I want to do!

Hollis Engley said...

I'm working on that one, too. The new configuration early this summer just wasn't right. On to something new. I love old barn wood.

cookingwithgas said...

First off tell G happy Birthday for me!
Old bran wood is great and can be very hard to work with- it will eat some nails!
I wish you great luck and I hope, hope to see you after things slow down.

Patricia Griffin said...

Great idea to make your show booth with the barn wood. Or, I suppose, part of your show booth anyway... Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Michèle Hastings said...

not surprised a church bought the land... it must be one of the last corners in NC without a church on it!