These timbers were recovered from an old horse barn, here in Virginia, that was scheduled for demolition. Fortunately our crew was able to get to them before the bulldozer.
The beams were milled into boards, which were then planed and joined. This bookcase (below) was made with 12 of these beams.
The result is solid wood furniture made with timber that is incredibly scarce.
It has a patina that is unique. It has holes, blemishes and stains that only weather, animals, and time has designed. Absolutely stunning!
This particular bookcase measure 32″ wide x 44″ tall x 12″ deep. It has 3 moveable shelves adjustable in 1-1/4″ increments. The finish is 8 coats of danish oil topped with Carnuba/Beeswax. (hand applied of course).
The cool thing about barnwood furniture is that you can purchase brand new pieces that are 100 years old.
No furniture factory produces anything like this. They truly are stunning. Each board tells a story.