Nice Barn Find!
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A friend of mine has a barn that is quickly falling apart.  He took a couple of boards out of the mess and gave them to me.  I was going to use one of the boards to add a rustic feel to one of my wife's wall hangings.  When I went to cut it to size I was surprised that the wood dust was reddish.  I thought it might be some old oak like the other board he gave me.  So out of curiosity I put the board through my planer.  Here's what it looked like before and after.

I'm pretty sure it was walnut hiding beneath that old exterior.  Not bad for a "barn find", huh?


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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
Vertical grain walnut, not bad at all.
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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
(08-11-2018, 10:01 PM)dg152 Wrote: A friend of mine has a barn that is quickly falling apart.  He took a couple of boards out of the mess and gave them to me.  I was going to use one of the boards to add a rustic feel to one of my wife's wall hangings.  When I went to cut it to size I was surprised that the wood dust was reddish.  I thought it might be some old oak like the other board he gave me.  So out of curiosity I put the board through my planer.  Here's what it looked like before and after.

I'm pretty sure it was walnut hiding beneath that old exterior.  Not bad for a "barn find", huh?

congrats - your friend deserves a cold beer!
Jim

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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
Old barns were built with wood that was usually local to their homestead. Pretty cool!!
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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
Go back and offer to tear it down for him!
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  Re: RE: Nice Barn Find! by med-one (Old barns were built...)
(08-12-2018, 09:01 AM)med-one Wrote: Old barns were built with wood that was usually local to their homestead. Pretty cool!!


In this case, as evidenced by the heart, it was a board most burned back when.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
Cool 

Some years back I helped salvage an old barn that the timbers were pinned together.

A newer tin roof had been added later in years, and all the 1x4 tin nailers were walnut.
I saved and hoarded and finally used up all of that.
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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
Many farms around here in WI, near the twin cities used walnut for Corn Cribs and Fence posts.  I missed out on a truck load of walnut a farmer sold for cheap.  Ended up getting 2 6' Walnut fence posts for $20, and 10 boards of 8' x 13" x 8/4 Red Oak for about $100 that he had left.  I also salvaged some White Oak flooring from a barn built in the early 1900's . Just starting to plan on what to do with it all, before the wife gives it away as just wood. Since a lot of this is old growth, the grain is beautiful. Dan
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  Re: Nice Barn Find! by dg152 (A friend of mine has...)
I don't know what it is, but it looks really nice. Second on going back for all you can take.
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