Barn wood

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  1. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    ECC163C4-CD12-44E1-B58E-679AE0F2F079.jpeg BE4D1EB4-1B98-44DD-8366-3C74F9374F14.jpeg F3ED2874-CDCA-4C97-BE65-F6E2C603FE20.jpeg Neighbor is going to tear out part of an old barn and doesn’t want the wood. He’s just going to bust it out and burn it. I can have just for tearing it out. Hate to see not be used. Is there any value in it? I have no real use for it.
    My guess is it’s maybe spruce seeing how that is often used here in northern MN. Boards are about 1 1/2” thick and 9” wide by 13’ 6” long.
     
  2. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Folks pay money for that stuff. People make furniture and “country living” stuff out of it. I’ve made several things from the stuff I’ve been given. Just odds and ends home decor. A big picture frame, three lantern holders, two oil lamp holders, and a shelf for my man cave.
     
  3. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    My brother tore down a couple barns for the lumber. Used them for the siding, flooring and had 35 ft of top and bottom cabinets made,..
    I was offered an old barn near Orrn Mn ,.. mostly made of old-growth cedar I really regret that one

    My brother had to buy the barns he took down
     
  4. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    In our area it would be marketable. But I don't know if it's spruce. I used to sell roof sheathing off of places after denailing it.

    If it's only 30' by 13.5 after cleaning probably be around 400 board foot. If it was pine or oak I'd say around $1 a foot.

    If you have a use for it I'd get it to use it somewhere. But I don't know that it has much value except to some kind of "furniture builder". Be nice to clean up for a man cave or something.
     
  5. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Goes for $2-3/ft around here.
     
  6. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    If you weren't on the other end of the country I'd take it off your hands.
     
  7. Brottboss

    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    1.5" thick has loads of uses.
    Local taxi would take some for trade. Great for mounts esp in the rough state.
    Run thru a planer would make a neat dining table.
    we can all find good wood but not so much good aged wood.
    If I wasn't 3k away I'd barter some for booze.
     
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  8. take'm

    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    If you have the space I'd definitely grab it!
    someone will want it.
     
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  10. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Planed properly, I bet it would make some nice flooring.
     
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