Could Portland build an all-wooden baseball stadium?

April 26th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

File this under the “Really?” tab but it is real. In an attempt to lure Major League Baseball to Portland, Oregon one enterprising entrepreneur has proposed building an all wooden stadium. Now this is, at the moment, just a dream. Major League Baseball is not considering expansion or the relocation of any franchise at the [...]

Found in a Barn: Poe’s Tamerlane

April 12th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

Barns collect junk. They are a place to store your stuff while you go to get more stuff (sorry George Carlin) but there comes a time when that stuff has to be cleared out. That can happen when someone is getting ready to tear down a barn or it could just happen when someone wants [...]

Old barns in Indiana being turned into basketball courts

April 5th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

What to do with that old barn on the property is a question that many landowners ask themselves. Many choose to have it torn down and sell the reclaimed wood to companies like Aged Woods. This allows the antique wood to be reused to make floorboards that are second to none. There are some landowners [...]

Wooden Skyscrapers could become reality

March 29th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

There was a time when many of our buildings were made of wood. Stone was an expensive building material to use but as more and more people became packed into smaller spaces it became inevitable that cities had to grow upwards. Iron and steel made that easier as stone-based materials like concrete were not expected [...]

Wood and sports

January 30th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

Wood plays an important role in some of our favorite recreational activities or athletic pastimes. Nearly every sport uses or has used some sort of wooden implement. So, when picking out what reclaimed wood you would like to use perhaps we can make it easier for you sports fans out there. Some sports use whole [...]

You can’t hit the broadside of a barn: Hockey edition

January 25th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

You’ve got the shot that every NHL player dreams of. You’ve forced a turnover at your opponents blue line and now you’re skating towards the opposing goalie. There is nothing between you and them. As you get closer you do a little deking to move the goalie and wind up and fire. You expect the [...]

A tank found in a barn

January 18th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

The first World War brought new innovations to warfare. The U-Boat become the most feared weapon on the open seas, the airplane took the war into the skies and the tank changed land tactics forever. Early tanks were clumsy machines. A tank crew stood just as much chance of dying from the exhaust and heat [...]

Tree Rings, a window back in time

January 16th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

Tree rings provide a wealth of information about not only a tree but the world in which it grew up in. The rule of thumb for a tree ring is that there is one ring for each year of the tree’s life, which is also why the rings are known as annual rings. Chances are [...]

Drink some beer in a barn at Wyndridge Farms

December 28th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Just because a barn is finished its working life does not mean it should be torn down and it's usable wood made into reclaimed wood flooring. There are other uses for old barns than just that! With a rustic appeal that is second to none and space aplenty old barns are prime space for living, [...]

There’s no point in closing the barn door after the horse has escaped!

December 26th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Well, there's no point closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Have you ever heard that phrase? There's no point in trying to stop something after it has already happened. It must have been a terrible feeling for a farmer or homesteader to wake up one morning and find that their horses (or [...]