Sunday, July 15, 2012

Barn Charm--Everett Log Barn Becomes A Log Cabin


I've had several of you ask about the log house that I often use as a back drop for my photos. It started life as one half of this dog trot log house turned barn, built in 1825 in Prim, Arkansas. Shirley and Dave Short donated the structure to our historic district for us to use whatever we could salvage.


Even I thought the barn might be beyond salvage. But, a closer look proved at least one pin (side) of the dog trot structure was in very good shape. John and one of my cousins took the barn down, and the usable logs were moved to the farm. Gradually, the one pin is being reconstructed into a cabin behind our home. It's slow going but coming along nicely, as you'll see in the last photo.

Older, run down barns are often considered too far gone to salvage. That's not always true. I think the Everette barn tells a different story. . .






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16 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Where do you find the time? That is one heck of a commitment, but I know that it is worth it.

simplicityinthemaking said...

Wonderful you are repurposing the barn. A lot of work.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, that is impressive to save it!

Rose said...

I hope someday to see the finished 'save.' I love that it is being done.

Jill said...

Fantastic that you are saving it! Way to go!

Bruce Clark said...

Very interesting barn. I love all the textures and colors.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So glad you are saving it. Would love to see the finished cabin.

Deanna said...

wow, what a job, I admire your committment!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm amazed that you are willing to save it. GREAT!

Terri Buster said...

Y'all are doing a great job restoring (re-using) a part of that old beauty!

Linda said...

Good going...that is great...hubby and I were discussing today about building me a Studio or some type of building out of old Barn wood.

Elaine said...

Wonderful that you're saving all that lovely old barn wood! I love the photos of the old falling down structure.

Beth said...

such character. i really love the last shot. too cool. sunset-ish. (:

Tanya said...

i love the photos and can't wait to see the finished product. i always completely enjoy my visit at your blog!

Tricia Hays said...

i can see lots of reusable wood there, definitely... glad to see it, too!

Thank you =)

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm so glad there are people like you that restore things and people like the ones that donated it as opposed to just burning it down. I see beauty and craftsmanship and many, many hours of hard work and skill that it took to build it and to rebuild it! This is the only way we can keep these skills alive too.
All my gratitude and thanks to all of you for doing this!

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