|Forum topic by Dbhoosier||posted 01-12-2015 03:40 AM||1040 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-12-2015 03:40 AM
Hi there – new to the forum but not to woodworking. Thanks for allowing me to join.
I recently bought some property that had an old barn, built circa 1850. My wife and I wanted to save it, and we found an excellent crew of Amish carpenters that knew what to do. They jacked it up and poured a proper foundation, saved the timber frame, put in a new roof, rebuilt the lofts and stairs, and replaced all of the siding and battens with poplar from their mill. Much of the old siding was too far gone, but I was able to salvage about 600 board feet and some extra beams. Most of it seems to be cedar, but there is sone hardwood too (can’t tell yet but guessing it is oak, cherry, or chestnut. The majority of the boards are about 10” wide and 12 to 16’ long. I don’t have a great picture of the stack but this one sort of helps show it.
Anyways, now the barn is a great space for entertaining with my family, and of course, my workshop. I have used some of the reclaimed siding for projects, but I still have a ton of it left. I would love to find a better way to store it than just stacking it three boards deep on the concrete floor (resting on treated 2×4s).
Has anyone stored 400 to 500 board feet on a wall rack? Not sure what kind of capacity you could do with wall mounting or if there are some other options I am not considering.
I also have TONS of 8/4 and 4/4 poplar cutoffs (most are 24 to 36”) that I saved from the work on the new siding and lofts. If anyone has some cool project ideas for using the cutoffs, I am all ears as well.