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#1 posted 1021 days ago

My only caution centers on expectations. Yours and the owners.

You have your eyes on the prize: Great barn wood. Gotta look real hard at what’s standing there and decide if it’s worth the effort, because the owner of the barn knows what he/she wants: a clean piece of property.

Clearing the site means a dumpster filled many times over (depending on size, of course). Where to put what you pull apart and wish to save? Got dry storage to dedicate while the boards are coming off, then throughout the denailing process? Finally, what’s the timeline that you are both agreeing to?

I think it’s a great opportunity, so if you’ve got the time and other resources at the ready, go for it. Don’t get hurt, though! Good luck.

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