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Reclaimed Barn Wood
Colonial Lumber reclaiming much of Americas past salvaging barn wood in a wide verity of species: chestnut, oak, pine. Eastern white pine was the most common material used in barn siding. Weathered gray to gold in color. Barn siding has a wide variety of uses. Large agricultural barns and buildings house much of the material reclaimed by Colonial Lumber.
A covered workplace for Americas early farmers. Often built from lumber sawn from timber on the farm, built strong enough to withstand storms and heavy loads of animal and feed. Many styles of barns were created barn history: Dutch barn, round barn, bank barn, standard barn, the large double crib barn. Many barns in the Northern United States are painted red or white, it is a real thrill to find an unpainted weathered sided barn today.
The upper area of most barns were used to store hay and sometimes grain. Heavy wood planks were used sometimes as thick as four inches and as wide as twenty four inches. Most woods used: wide pine, oak, chestnut, hemlock.
Barn Wood Roofs
The large board roof of barns often under metal were wide pine, oak, hemlock, chestnut.
Barn Wood Pens
Barns often had pens of varying shapes and sizes used to shelter cattle that would rub up against the wood pen making the surface of the wood nice and smooth and worn.
Antique Timber Frame Barns
The early American timber frame barn with its large open expanses were often massive ( up to 24" wide ) hand hewn or saw cut barn beams were used in construction. Colonial Lumber reclaims many of this prized old growth barn beams.
Post + and + Beam
Posts (vertical uprights)
Beams (horizontal timbers)
Joint together either buy the early lap joint or buy the pegged mortise and tendon. Historically, the timbers would have been hewn square using a felling axe and then surface finished with a broad axe.
History Barn Types
stable, barn conversion, bank barn, barn raising, barn yard.
Carriage House / Cart Shed
These typically were open fronted single story buildings supported by wood across roof and sometimes heavy timber post legs. Horse- drawn carriages are common storage in a Carriage House.
History Pole Barn
A simple structure that consists of pole embedded in the ground to support a roof. Walls are made of wood, offten weatherd barn siding.
History Small Barn / Shelter Sheds
Open fronted structures for stock.
After the barn this is typically historically the scond oldest building on the farm.
History Threshing Barn
For the processing and storage of cereals, to keep them in a dry place. The large doors allow for wagon to be driven through, the smaller one allow for sorting and sheep and other stock in the spring and summer.
History Tobacco Barn
Once an essential part in the process of air-curing tobacco. The barns have declined with the tobacco industry. During the ageing proses housing the tobacco the wood turning to a rich dark brown in color, retains the some of the aroma of the tobacco.
Antique Barn Wood