Salvaging Older Structures

Sure, itís not much to look at, but do take a second look. This old timber frame carriage house is entirely virgin chestnut. The joints and timbers are all intact and in excellent condition. Structures like these can be reassembled, modified, or made into other products as shown below.

Pole barns, flooring, joist repair to colonial homes, timber frame house additions are just a few uses for recycled barns. The wood from older structures is denser and darker. And some wood species, commonly used back then, are no longer easily availableólike Chestnutóor are very hard to obtain in larger sizes.