Thursday, August 16, 2012


I cut a whole bunch of logs about 5 years ago, and they've been weathering nicely as lumber. 
 It's all douglas fir, which is a tough, nice weathering wood.  It silvers up nicely.
 I like building stuff out of it because it makes it look like its' been there for a hundred years.  I love the texture of a rough sawn board.  you see this a lot on the old barns and it's hard to get any other way than just time and weather. 
 The cracks and patina are what I like.  If I want smooth lumber I can go to the local hardware store.  Barn doors built of this just seem more right.  You expect a barn door to be weathered. 

1 comment:

becky3086 said...

I will be interested to see what you build with these. I think they are very nice as well.