Saturday, June 12, 2010
We spent a few hours on Thursday afternoon salvaging wood from this decrepit barn out in El Reno. The owner is having to have it torn down tomorrow afternoon, so he put an ad on craigslist saying that all were welcome to come take whatever they could find worth taking. He wasn't sure of the exact age of the barn, but said that is was built sometime between the late 1800s and early 1900s. We weren't the first to respond, so a lot of the good wood was already gone. We still managed to find several pieces that we liked and thought were worth prying up or sawing out. The photo above shows a few of them. There were a few little pieces, like handles and knobs, that we were thinking we may be able to incorporate into pieces of furniture or our own barn someday. Mostly, it was just nice to get to walk around and explore all of the little nooks and crannies of a structure that old. If only we had thought to bring a ladder to get us up into the loft!
Posted by megan/mason at 6:49 PM