|Project by Gary||posted 08-28-2008 04:37 AM||2111 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
In a lounge discussion, Jerry shared the story of a huge barn he’s deconstructing and reclaiming the lumber.
That story is here
I’ve got a similar, though smaller, situation that’ll eventually result in more sawdust at home.
A friend called me regarding a house being torn down roughly 6 miles from my home. Jim’s grandfather had built this place when he returned home from the war in 1870. The house wall built completely with old growth local Florida heart pine—today’s Antique Heart Pine.
The contractor is deconstructing the old house manually so that lots and lots of the material will be re-usable once the nails are pulled and the wood stripped.
I’ve picked up two pickup truck load’s full. These two show about 2/3 of the load. The large pile on the ground is 16’ long, about 4’ wide and maybe 2’ high; the pile on the bench is roughly 8’ long and 3-4’ high.
The heart pine is so dense, the weight is similar to white oak or Brazilian cherry.
The next step is to make a place to store it for a while, pull the nails and stack it.
More photos coming this weekend as I plane some of these and show y’all before and after pics.
-- Gary, Florida