Could Portland build an all-wooden baseball stadium?

2020-04-11T00:55:07-04:00April 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 [...]

Old barns in Indiana being turned into basketball courts

2020-04-11T00:55:08-04:00April 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

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00March 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 [...]

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

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00January 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 [...]

Drink some beer in a barn at Wyndridge Farms

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 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!

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 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 [...]