Valentines

Ah yes. It's Valentine's Week - the week of love and romance. In our barn endeavors, we seem to run into a few moments of shared love. A fortuitous heart shaped knot lends itself to the penknife etchings of Lance loves Robin. A moment in time preserved in wood. As...

Octagonal Barn

What a great old barn for sale! This little gem is an 1881 Italianate 3-story, Octogon Bank Barn located in Hudson, OH. It boasts about 8500 square feet over 3 floors. As currently finished, the floors are 2760 SF, 2964SF, and 2804SF. Each side of the octagon is 24 feet;...

4×11 Oak Farm Table

What a thing of beauty! A 4-foot by 11-foot white oak harvest table. This one will seat about 14 people comfortably at your next holiday party. (This table is heavy enough, those 14 people could probably dance on it too). For the tabletop, we started out with 12x12x23 foot hand...

Reclaimed Pine Floor

What a great project! Back in September, a gentleman and hobbyist woodworker came to our shop to mill some reclaimed wood into flooring. After pulling the old white pine from the kiln, we went pretty much ran full circle together - denailing a bit, ripping the wood straight, and the...

Scarf Joint Mantel

We just cut out a 7 foot section out of a 6x8 white oak beam today. The beam was incredibly tight white oak with great patina, but I digress. The section was scarf joint. When the old barn builders needed and extra long span of wood (something more than 20...

Waconia Log Granary

While it's all tinned up on the outside, take a peak on the inside and you'll see why we're excited. It's an 18x26 log building is made of full-span hand-hewn yellow elm. There's logs in the place that are 7 inches x 18 inches and 26 feet long. This is another...

Reclaimed Wood Tables

There's just something about these tables that drives the impulse to touch and feel. If you see it; you'll want to touch it. (kinda like at the museum, but here you can get away with it.) I'm not sure if it's the genuine authenticity, the history, or just the look,...

Church Steeple

The steeple on the Courtland, Minnesota church is looking for a good home. It was built in the late 1800's, it's bigger than it looks at about 60 feet tall from the roof. The bell will be placed in the new church, but the steeple remains. The intention is to...

Welcome to Our Blog

Blogging; Blogging; Everybody's Blogging. Well, I guess it's our turn as well. New year; new things. For a guy who started his career and spent 15 years in technology, you'd think I'd be more on top of this. Nevertheless, it's finally here. I'm pretty excited. We've got lots of things...