INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Some Indiana businesses are reclaiming old barn wood and turning it into new decorative pieces.
The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2txASDH ) reports that barn owners often turn to wood-salvaging businesses to take down their barns after learning it's cheaper to build a new barn instead of repairing an old one.
Adam Dick owns Bloomington-based Hoosier Reclaimed Timber. He says he's taken down about 30 barns throughout Indiana and Ohio. He used to search out barns he could take down for free in exchange for the wood, but now he gets calls from barn owners every week.
Dick says the best barns have a lot of oak and date back to the mid-1800s.
Dick either sells the lumber or turns it into flooring, staircases, custom furniture, bookshelves, cabinets and more in his woodshop.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com
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