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Barns can be Beautiful!

Old Barns. Reclaimed Wood. 

As seen in the eyes of WisconsinBarnBoardandBeam.Com

Each one is different.  Barns.  Barn Wood.  It has character and it’s beautiful.

Look at the shades, colors, textures, and sizes and condition of the boards and beams.

We love looking at old barns and buildings. We never get tired of talking about them!

Got an old barn and want to talk about it? Contact us and we’ll talk.

Barn Restoration vs Demolition?

Here is a copy of a testimonial letter we received from a lovely couple who hired us to restore their barn. It makes us feel good to hear from someone who appreciates our love of old barns and the desire to restore them. Best Wishes and Good Luck my friends!

“Hope I’m sending this message to the right department.

My wife and I have watched as so many rustic barns are torn down rather than brought back to life and restore that rustic image of Wisconsin.

Last November 2010 my wife and I bought an abandoned farm in Adams County from a seller that was not interested in bringing it back to life. It was exciting and first opportunity to purchase a project like this and fulfill a long time dream of owning a farm. It was a small farm with only 30 acres with a home that was destroyed by squatters and showed no value in restoring. The property also had a utility garage, machine shed and old barn. The acreage had trash old tires and misc garbage everywhere.

We made a decision to tear down the house and start from scratch planning a future rustic home to accommodate family and friends. Our plan was simple bring the buildings back to life, clean up the property and then begin to build the home of our dreams. Our plans are to turn the farm into an organic growing operation and have named the property “Glacier Ridge Organics” due to the beautiful view we share to the west of our property of the bluffs left over from the days of glaciers inhabiting the region.

We finished the utility garage and machine shed and focused on the barn. After having several contractors inspect the barn we were told the best thing to do was to tear it down and build a new pole barn. We were saddened to think of losing this part of Wisconsin farming history and the barn that sold us on the property. Our next step after accepting the fact that we might have to tear it down we contacted a well know Wisconsin company (Wisconsin Barn Board and Beam) that sells used barn wood and asked if they would consider tearing down our barn.

They sent out one of their contractors (Kenny Goodwin) and after inspecting the barn convinced us that this old barn could be brought back to life and not to tear it down. It has been two weeks now as we watch his crews bring our old barn back to life and its one of the most exciting things to witness. We have photographed the process and would recommend this company to anyone considering destroying/removing a part of Wisconsin history.

Challenged financially during this process we continue to forge forward in reviving this piece of Wisconsin history. If you feel your viewers would enjoy seeing this project or highlighting this amazing company that has helped us accomplish this restoration project we can make this happen.

Thank you

Ken & Lynn “

New Inventory

White Oak Beams

     If you looked at the inventory page, you saw some logs called “92 White Oak Logs”. The logs came from an 80+ year old barn. (We have a photo of the barn)
     For various reasons, we have decided to saw the logs into beams. As soon as we have the sawing completed we will offer them for sale.
     The beams will be de-nailed and cut to the maximum size possible. They will average around 5″ to 7″ by 12′ to 14′ long…. some are bigger and longer.  We’ll make a detailed list when we’re done and provide some nice photos.

   The beams are located in North Carolina near Raleigh.  We do have a loader available there. They will be availble the week of October 11th.

   We offer these beams on a first come, first served basis.  The first customer to place a deposit will own the beams.  We are asking around $2 per bf. and an estimate of board footage will be included with the inventory list.

     Don’t Wait!  Call Kenny at 608-475-8066 or send a quick message and we’ll contact you.

Welcome To Wisconsin Barn Board and Beam!

Hi!  and welcome to Wisconsin Barn Board and Beam. 

        This is the first message posted to our bulletin board where we will be posting frequent updates regarding changes to our inventory, new projects, news from within the industry, meaningful comments or news items sent to us by friends and subscribers.

        While here, please be sure to sign up for our Hot News! feature where we send out advance notice of events, opportunities, and new offers to buy or sell. Most of this information will appear on the Bulletin Board but the Newsletter will give you advance notice and might include surprises that won’t make it to the Bulletin Board. The sign up location is up on the right side of the page…easy to find.

        Please contact us by email to ask questions, offer advice, make comments, or just to say Hello!  Use the simple contact form by clicking the “Contact’ link at the top of the page. We’ll reply quickly.  Be sure to give you telephone number if you want us to call you.

        Thanks for visiting our new site.  We hope you’ll visit often… constant changes and updates should make it interesting for you.