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Timber Frame Barn Remodel #6: We knew there would be rot

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Blog entry by PoohBaah posted 06-26-2018 02:22 PM 979 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Small Steps Forward Part 6 of Timber Frame Barn Remodel series Part 7: Really got a view now »

Quick little weekly update.

There has been steady but slow progress on the barn in the last couple weeks. I have begun removing the section of flooring on the second level to allow a set of stairs go in.

I also have a large pile of wood that has made the salvage pile that needs to be de-nailed and stacked upstairs out of the way. That is going to be a task all in its own going forward.

I have started removing the rotten siding on the back side of the barn. I knew that there were going to be some structural beams that need replaced. As you can see there isn’t much left of the beam and I’m not really sure how it has lasted as long as it has.

Still a lot to do but I am only getting a couple hours a week to work in there. Life is busy with everything else going on it gets hard to find time for the fun things you do for yourself.

Thanks for reading, Neil

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon



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EarlS

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 03:07 PM

What a herculean task. At least you get to treat yourself to a new lathe once you get the barn turned into a shop.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 06-26-2018 04:01 PM

Yes Earl that is true but it might be a year or 3 before that happens. Well at least that’s how it feels.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#3 posted 06-26-2018 04:44 PM

I have a 5’ tall retaining wall that is 60-70 ft long I need to start working on one of these years that will be a chore. I keep putting it off in the hope that my wife will decide that we should move.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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PoohBaah

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#4 posted 06-26-2018 04:59 PM

That will be fun. I was kind of up against time. This barn was at the either fix it up or knock it down phase of its life. And since we built on some of the family’s farm land we aren’t going to move.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#5 posted 06-26-2018 05:36 PM

Replacing that beam will be a chore in itself. I’m interested to see the process.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 05:59 PM



Replacing that beam will be a chore in itself. I m interested to see the process.

- duckmilk

Just get duck to come up. He can hold up the second floor while you cut the beam out and put a new one in. He can down a sixer while he does it too!!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 06:02 PM

Depending on how long he takes, it may take 2 sixers.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 06-27-2018 12:07 AM

Looks like you couldn’t have put this off much longer. But just think of the great shop you’ll have when it’s done!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#9 posted 06-27-2018 01:31 AM

Thatll b a awesome building once ur done. It’ll take some time but you should never need more room. Take ur time and do it right and it should last our lifetime. Keep an eye out for termites. I’m sure they r there so plan on having the place treated before your all done

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#10 posted 06-27-2018 04:56 PM

Man Neil. Driving cattle, plowing the land, running a crazy swap with Kenny in it and now this? You’re almost a superman ;P

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 06-27-2018 04:58 PM

Bill, I haven’t slept in a month. haha

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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