The Barn de-construction is coming along!

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Forum topic by Sac posted 08-24-2008 06:43 PM 1238 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2008 06:43 PM

Hello folks. Thank the lord it is Sunday! The barn I am taking down is coming along nicely. I will try to get a few picks and post them this week coming. I have so many scrpas that cannot be used for anything other than firewood or small wood working projects I have been giving that stuff away to get it moved off the site. The left side of the main structure if you remember in the last photo’s was an extension to the barn is it all gone now other than a small walkway alonf the 2nd level to have access tot he main barns second level. The front 1/3 of the main barn will come down this week. I am somewhat excited about this since it will lead me to the best wood the barn has for my project of building a new barn at home. I’ve found another wood in the barn that looks like yellow poplur. I’ll get a picture of it and post an end cut and then a grain to see what you all think. Anyway just an update to what I am doing. I’ve been at it 6 days a week 5-8hrs for the last 2 weeks, so I am pleased with the progress thus far. There is a small forest fire 35 miles SE of us here as the crow flies. Witht he tropical depression coming up through Georgia the winds have carried the smoke up this way. It’s been so thick at times, even here at the house that it smells like we are burning in the back yard. The past few days have been extremely difficult as I have been wearing mask to try and filter out the smoke. Yet during the last week I wished I had worn one everyday since yesterday I had to stop working outside after a couple of hours. It was that bad.

Have a wonderful week folks! oh Grumpy, no spider bites as of this time. Only 1 live snake spotted so far. But some more fresh sheds this past week in the rafters on Monday and Tuesday. I expect after the progress this week they may be gone by now. I hope! haha.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 08:18 PM

Good to hear that things are progressing. It is amazing how far smoke can travel and still be a hazard, it is to be hoped that the fires die down soon.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 09:33 PM

Jerry Sound like you are getting a lot of supplies and some construction wood. Thanks for the update.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 09:49 PM

Uch! I hate snakes…

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#4 posted 08-24-2008 10:33 PM

I’m really enjoying this story of deconstruction and reuse.
Yesterday, I brought home a truck load of antique heart pine from a house someone near me is having rebuilt.
The house was built in the 1870’s by the current owner’s grandfather—as he said, “after the war”.
Most of the wood was in a huge commercial dumpster as the fellow doing the work hasn’t the time or inclination to try salvaging the old stuff. Fortunately, a friend of mine knew about the building and called me with the owner’s phone number. I called a friend and he called someone else and the three of us went dumpster diving. We unloaded all the good stuff from the dumpster and filled my truck, and two medium sized flatbed trailers with AHP.
The contractor is still deconstructing the porch which has an AHP 3/4” TnG ceiling that was painted white. He’s offered to stack it for me so I can just go by and pick it up when I over there. We’ll likely reuse that on the front porch ceiling on my home after I strip it.

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 08-25-2008 01:14 AM

Jerry, glad to hear the bugs are leaving you alone. I can relate to the smoke problem. We cop the bushire smoke in the summer when the fires break out. Leaves & ash can travel thousands of miles.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 08-25-2008 01:16 AM


Sounds like you are putting in some pretty tough days!

Stay safe and watch out for the critters.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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