Cost Breakdown of Our Recycled Wood House

We’ve been making steady progress on our recycled wood house and forest garden. Some of you might remember my earlier blog post about this project. The primary goal of our homestead is to become largely food self sufficient due to … Continue reading →

Old Lumber Reborn

Nothing beats the beauty of old growth lumber. “You’ll never find material today that has that characteristic. I don’t care how hard you look, unless you go to South America. And who wants to go to South America and destroy … Continue reading →

The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling Barn Wood

“1. Don’t take on a barn reclamation project yourself. The cost of labor and time makes a barn wood recycling project a costly venture. Most barns have 10,000 board feet or more of good used building materials, much more than … Continue reading →