“Hey! Are you aware that ‘the barn’ is coming down? If you want any wood, come NOW!”
I couldn’t burst out the door fast enough!
I’ve had my eye on this barn forever, wishing it were mine. The barn was due to be pushed over in two days time, so a few neighbours were harvesting what they could.
Boys with their toys… please bring this over next time I need to paint my house trim?
Grabbing my own much smaller tools, I wandered inside the barn and wished I could have it ALL!
Boy, this view took me back to my childhood farm days. Dad use to have big ropes hung for swings.
Problem was, most of the wood was very strongly attached.
Well, this is what I ended up staring at for quite some time, until Paul graciously offered to take some down for me.
Giddy at the prospect of bringing some of that gold home, we all spread out and let those tools fly. Banging, sawing, that poor barn didn’t stand a chance. 🙂
While I made my barn rounds, I was dying to see what was in a little loft of sorts. Scooting the ladder closer to the wall, I climbed up and couldn’t really make out what was all piled in there. But some of it looked interesting.
But no worries there either. Paul flew up that ladder and started bringing the stuff down.
This super cool pedestal table was pretty wobbly, but still great for outdoor displays.
Recognize what this is? If you ever had to pick berries in the summer as a kid, you may have put your flat on one of these.
Two gorgeous doors! Perfect colours as is too.
While all that was cool, I really only had room for wood. So….
For my first grab, this new wood came home with me. Along with a big fat rope!
But thanks to buddy Paul, the next day I got to bring my very fav home.
Isn’t this gorgeous? Chippy white perfection right there! The planks are fairly wide too, so that will be really cool for… something!
I managed to harvest this shorter plank on the left. Made me think of an old fashioned swing seat. I mean, I sure have the rope for it!
I’m still banging out all the nails, so my neighbours aren’t forced to stare at all this for too long. But you can be sure I’m dreaming up what in the world to do with it all.
But I’d certainly say this was one very successful chippy white barn wood pickin’ day!
Thank-you Peter and Hailey for sharing your barn, Rosie for calling me in the first place and for coffee (and stolen cookies), Paul for doing all my hard labour, and Dan for sawing up the boards that were too long to get into my truck.
Aren’t friends that know you love junk just the BEST?!
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What would you make with all that amazing wood or rope?