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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 11-03-2016 02:37 AM 632 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before
After

Earlier this year I spoke about tearing down an old barn that was given to me.
I have it down !
Told the owner I would be done by end of October. Weather has been crappy last 3 weeks. BUT I finished today
I salvaged more than expected.
About 20 2×10×26ft. Douglas fir
8 6×6×8ft Douglas fir posts (Not laminated)
90 lin ft 6×6 douglas fir Beam (Sold some for mantels already)
Approx. 1200 sq. ft. 1×4 tongue and groove cedar
Approx. 2000 sq. ft. 1×8, 1×10, 1×12 Douglas fir roof boards.(Used a shingle shovel scraper, this worked amazing. Took old cedar shingles and nails
Approx. 1500 sq. ft. drop siding (nice grey patina)
Few 2×6×12 douglas fir.
Few 2×4 x random length douglas fir.
The way I dropped the barn a lot of wall material splintered, as well as they nailed the crap outta these.
Before and after pics.
Waiting for light snow now to burn remaining piles.
This WAS bigger job than I expected. Next one will be 2 people, not doing it alone again !
I did video pulling it over. I was unable to upload that here

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"



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canadianchips

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#1 posted 11-03-2016 02:40 AM

Some things I made with lumber so far

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 06:24 AM

Looks pretty darn good! I like to resaw new lumber! safes the tools from hidden nails. LOL.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-03-2016 10:59 AM

WOW, what a great find. Looks like a lot of work in the process but you have some choice lumber.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-03-2016 11:23 AM

I have access to 3 large barns to tear down, but no time and no place to store the lumber. Great job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-03-2016 11:50 AM

Andre. You are correct.
I only use certain tools. NO Planer, Small jointer dedicated to old lumber. No matter how good you look, there ALWAYS seems to bit a broken nail inside.
The piles been burnt are the ones with JUST TOO many nails.
Yes Jim it was a LOT of woeek
Overall the lumber salvaged has been worth the effort
Monte, you seem to have access to pine kill , barn can wait unless they are doing like here, track hoe and dozer, barn is gone in afternoon…...buried…..makes me sad seeing that !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 12:20 PM

I was tearing down a barn the other day and… ...no I wasn’t.

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#7 posted 11-08-2016 01:19 AM

Congrats, make something from all that wonderful wood

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 11-18-2016 01:43 AM

Burnt the remains.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 11-18-2016 01:46 AM

The console tables are waiting for a “plasma cut siluoette” My niece is providing for me. I make 4 tables she makes 4 metal pics.

If you use your imagination it can happen
Eventually all 4 will look similar to this !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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