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Tiny House Construction Update: A Wall of Barnwood.

Last summer, Christopher found a load of old barn wood advertised on Craigslist. The wood was cheap and being offered up in the mountains only about 30 minutes away, so we jumped into his truck and took an early morning drive to escape the lowland heat and pick up some lumber.

This was back in the early stages of building, when we didn’t exactly know what we would do with the wood. We just thought, “It’s cheap, good quality wood, and we’re building a house. So we’re bound to need it, right?”

After laying under a tarp for most of the summer, autumn and some of the winter, the barn wood was finally pulled out last week. We decided to use it for the tall interior wall on the south side of the house, to accent the lighter blue-stain pine walls that have already gone up.

The result is a pretty elegant looking wall, if we do say so ourselves, with roots right here in the mountains:


~ Merete Mueller, 1/9/12

2 Responses

  1. It DOES look good- gonna coat it with some linseed oil or poly? Anyway, its great because now you have a wall with a tale behind it.

    January 18, 2012 at 5:20 am

  2. Hi, I’s Marc again – I just fall on Your next post 🙂 The construction wood have to be dry enought to keep walls in one piece. If not, there wil be cracks on it… Don’t hasitate to email me – I have some experience with wooden houses. Great blog by the way. Regards. Marc

    May 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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