|Project by BGW||posted 03-16-2015 02:03 PM||2480 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
This year, the Landscaping company that I do work with was invited to be in the Belgard Hardscapes Challenge at the Indiana Flower and Patio Show. We immediately knew that to have a chance to win this competitive competition, we’d need to have something special. Back in October, my buddy (Keith Smith of Allscape Landscaping) sent me a picture of a stool, and said, ‘This is our booth!’
He wanted me to make this stool, and come up with a design to use reclaimed barn wood for our booth. At first, I was going to simply have an accent wall. So I called an old buddy who does Barn Reclamation to get some material. After talking for awhile, he said he had the perfect barn for me out of Stilesville, Indiana (built in 1895). That was just down the road for me, and when I saw the barn – with all of the hand hewn posts – I knew that I needed to do the entire booth out of reclaimed wood.
Our booth is the talk of the show (still going one through this weekend). They closed down the voting just 4 hours into the start because we an ‘insurmountable’ lead. It was a crazy couple of days…everyone wanted to see the Indiana Barn Booth. While I’m very proud of our success, I’m equally excited about the prospect of working with this old wood in the future. There is quite a demand these days for this stuff…and it’s nice to repurpose something that would have otherwise been trash. Thanks for looking.
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