SALVAGING AND GIVING NEW LIFE TO PIECES OF AMERICAN HISTORY

OLD BARN SALVAGE

Some beams were marked with roman numerals. We believe that this was a kit and the numerals were to match beams together as they were building the corn crib.

The Shorewood corn crib was actually located in a fairly residential area. The family had owned the land for many generations. The town had built up all around it.  I believe that it was difficult for this family to see this structure go down. As you can tell, from the photo, the crib needed to be taken down as it was not in good shape. During the course of the salvage, multiple family members came to speak with us. The owners mother had many good memories of the barn and her family working the farm.

The Hinckley Barns were our first salvage job. Some friends of ours, bought the property and needed to take down the unsafe, unusable barns. The farm was built somewhere in the 1920's.  We were able to salvage all of the doors with hardware, most of the beams and a fair amount of the siding. We were also able to salvage some of the house, which was inhabitable.  It had beautiful oak flooring, old doors and kitchen cabinets. We do not have much history on this farm. We learned a lot on how to salvage barns and have not only made beautiful tables etc. out of the wood, but provided wood to others to be creative.  Thanks to John and Lee for allowing us to salvage and not just destroying all of this beautiful wood.

The Barn's Story