My wife and I are going to build a shed from old barn wood. I have two local barns to choose from. The siding is 16' tall (vertical) which I plan on cutting off apx. 2' to 4' on the bottom as it's cracked. Many of the boards are cupped but, I don't think it's bad enough to throw away.
The timbers inside look in good shape but, they are nothing special like, mortise & tenon jointing, and I think it's yellow pine.
The question is, the siding cost is around $1.00 per sg.ft, and the timbers from $2.00-$4.00 per board ft. I like the idea of saving these historic old barns but, by the time you price this wood versus buying new lumber, is it worth it ?
I have many,....photo's of what we're interested in building, and the shed has to be water proof. The photo I've included is just one,.....example. It is too small but, it shows the barn wood being used. It must have a entry door, barn doors on the right side and a front porch that continues on the left side, to sit and watch our pond.
We're thinking approx. 12' deep by 20' long but, we are not set on anything yet. I don't know how many we can attach?
I can send anyone photo's, our email address and phone number.
Any comments, questions and advise are welcome.
Kevin & Patty.
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