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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 04:01 PM

When I was a child (maybe 7 years old) my grandfather went to an auction and bought two HUGE barns. We set to tearing one of them down, piece by piece. The other one we moved whole to another site using an old car frame, some huge I beams and a lot of welding rod. None of us had any experiance, but we had common sense. Use it, and don’t get killed and then you can figure out how to use all that great barn wood!

My opinion on the wood is this. If you make rustic furniture, it’s great. If you want to plane and sand it into smooth boards, you’ll be better off selling the stuff on craigs list (people pay BIG for barn wood) and using the money to buy the types of wood you want for whatever you make.

Whatever you do, don’t pass up the oppertunity. They are few and far between. Just don’t get killed.

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