this is a sad story of sorts , but one that has a golden ending. my wife’s great grandfather moved here to verbena in the late 1870’s and built a huge southern home, its a beautiful home that sits on 80 acres and surrounds our home we have built here, well a few days ago my wife discovered water pouring out of the house on the back wall, a broken pipe has now caused im sure over 100,000 dollars worth of damage and her grandfathers bedroom has been destroyed, along with all of the antique furniture that was in there, i have recovered and kept the bed he had in there, it was a bed made of walnut with lots of veneer, which is all lost, but i have kept all i could so i can reuse it as a template for the new veneer. but for now this is the best part of the story, i have been able to recover most of the antique southern heart pine that has been taken down, a lot of it has mold and will have to be cleaned and it will be a very big job, i will look for suggestions here in the post for ways of cleaning it, but as for now im thinking to pressure wash it to get rid of the mold and re stack it all , let it dry, and then re mill what has to be cut out or trimmed and use it for projects that i will design, i have an idea to make something for all of the grandchildren, but that will be later, so here are a few pictures for now and i will post more later when there is more to show.
that is what all of the wood is like and here is what i was able to salvage. and
i also have a small trailer i was able to load up as well, if anyone close would like to come and help me clean this up, i would gladly accept all the help i could get, thanks for looking at my family wood gloat, i look forward to making some projects from her family’s old home wood. and here is the home that her great grandfather and grandfather built. and one last picture.
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']