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Re: Progress
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 07:11:00 PM »
 its been a process over a few years.  More will be done this week. 

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Re: Progress
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 07:13:15 PM »
I see way to many old barns, just slowly falling down. Love seeing one saved !
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Re: Progress
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 07:18:14 PM »
Here is what some of the beams looked like.  From the ground they looked fine. 

 

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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 10:42:53 PM »
Man that does not look easy. Sure is rewarding I bet

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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 11:07:06 AM »
Wow!  Great looking job.

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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »
Very nice!  In Illinois and indiana so many are left go to the elements and time.  In Ohio and Pennsylvania it seems like they take pride in and take care of their old barns.  Glad to see you caring for that Michigan barn!
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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:10 PM »
Very nice!  In Illinois and indiana so many are left go to the elements and time.


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I see the same thing daily here in Nebraska  :(. Its just a real shame to watch these old majestic structures just deteriorate and fall apart  :-\. I guess the upkeep is just too daunting and dangerous or materials too costly for most.
  Whenever I see one in disrepair I always think to myself what could be done to save it or is it just to far gone to be brought back to life? Having grown up on my family homestead farm I love to explore a good barn and learn the history that took place inside.
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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2018, 08:48:15 AM »
Looks like it's coming along.   Quite the project there!    Keep at it!   We love pictures and updates.
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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2018, 01:37:30 PM »
Wow, It's looking nice!  A lot of work I'm sure.  We were wanting to relocate a timber frame barn for a house a few years ago, but couldn't find the right one so went a different direction.

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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2018, 02:23:45 PM »
Great building. I've got a barn very similar to that one. It has also had some work done and more to come. It was a priority for me when we bought our property. Too
 many of these rare and unique barns are let go. Often because of failing foundation work.
I love to see these buildings being saved. They're sure worth it.
Awesome job. ;D
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Re: Fixing up an old barn
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2018, 02:49:46 PM »
That is a fine old building, a work of art as far as I am concerned. You're doing great work restoring it!
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