Friday, April 24, 2009

oLd WoOd & 2 posts in ONE day!

I know, it's amazing! 2 posts in ONE day! LoL I just had to show what hubby came home with!

An 1896 mill in an adjoining town is being torn down. While they are salvaging what lumber & brick they can, there is a massive pile of lumber, beams, etc that can't be used by "modern folk". Some of this lumber dates back to the 1500's! YES you read that right!! So, David was given permission to take what he'd like, and this is what he came home with on day 1. I couldn't get it all in the picture because I couldn't let the tailgate down with that big beam on it..But the bed is FULL!!....SO he WILL be making a few more trips back!!! That big post sticking out the back? 24" thick. I TRIED to count all the rings, but they get so incredibly tight that there's just no way!
One of the big beams will become our mantle & the white thingie he has several of ~ they are what supported the posts & beams...thinkin' they'll make some neat benches....
AND
there are quite a few bricks that are "cull" so he will be gathering some of that for my shop walkway! I can't wait!!! To have something with so much history!! I'll be sure to post the pics of the end results & the things David makes too! :)

3 comments:

Woods Olde Homestead said...

Oh that is just amazing...what great stories must be in that old wood...lucky you...you will be able to make some great stuff from all that can't wait to see what all you do with it...
Prim Blessings...
Tonja

Laura :) said...

They just don't understand us modern folk, lol! Ah, the possibilities for that wood.

I got a wooden ladder from my uncle (after MONTHS of begging) that he was going to throw away because the carpenter bees had been in it. Sigh. Soon, half of it will be suspended from the ceiling and the other half will have some linens of some kind on it.

I have GOT to get by your shop soon.

Laura :)

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

The stories that truck could tell....wonderful finds and will be anxious to see what transforms. Nothing like olde wood and a free spirit to create. Love your dollies and mice too. Judy