Reclaimed Mixed Species Shiplap
Reclaimed Barn Wood Shiplap
We have Reclaimed Mixed Species Barn Wood Wall Board. Each board has been planed to 3/4 inch anda ripped on two sides into shiplap.
From Plymouth Rock to almost World War I, barn construction in North America didn't evolve much. A farmer in need of a new barn would start cutting trees to clear land as soon as the crops were harvested (early Fall). This pragmatic approach provided the space necessary for the barn as well as the timber needed to build it, but meant that the timber came from a variety of wood species. The felled trees were generally split and then covered for the winter. Come Spring, regardless of whether the lumber was completely dry it would be sawed and the barn constructed.
This construction process accounts for much of the features seen in reclaimed barn wood today. There are a mix of species, some boards have noticeable saw striations, some barns were painted, some not. Some boards weathered differently than others, so each piece is unique. Our boards are harvested from barns throughout Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Western West Virginia. The following species are common:
Once harvested from the barn, the boards are taken to a modern mill works where rotten or otherwise damaged boards are discarded. The rest are put into a kiln where they are "baked" with heat and water for seven days. This kills any organisms that were living in the wood. After the kiln, they are planed to 3/4" thickness and sawn on both edges into shiplap to provide a more uniformed product.
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