Hello Antique Wood Aficionado’s,
With the nice weather finally arriving in Ontario, Shane and his crew have been busy travelling to some remote locations and working on some very interesting Century old Buildings.
Some of the areas they have been working in over the past month are The Ottawa Valley where they repurposed a century old log cabin, and the area of Bancroft including Barry’s Bay, Killaloe and Pembroke.
These areas are rich with Century Old Barns and log cabins, the craftsmanship that went into these buildings is fascinating to see, a hand hewn beam is a thing of beauty in itself.
Shane has been doing this so long, when he is in an area dismantling barns he can recognize certain people’s workmanship in the barns that they helped build.
Last week while in Pembroke, the crew started disassembling a turn of the century log home (pictures attached) it is being tagged for reassembly so it can be repurposed.
I have been wondering lately what it is about barns that have captured so many hearts.
Artists paint them, photographers shoot them, and craftsmen rebuild them.
I think it’s their image that represents a much simpler time and way of life, a time when neighbours were friends as close as family and everyone helped their neighbour whether it was harvesting crops making jam or raising a barn, life was just that simple.
Old Wood Rookie