Barn lumber is a highly sought after reclaimed material. Even before ecology was at its most fervent peak old lumber from the sides of barns was prized lumber. The market for this wood is as strong now as ever.
Most people want to know what makes this type of wood so popular. The quick answer is the patina. Barn wood has aged gracefully, typically over decades, bringing out the beauty in the grain and color. It is used by artisans to create furniture and home decor. Contractors will use it in the interior of homes and businesses. It is to line walls, ceilings, as well as alternative flooring.
The thick, old growth lumber is time tested and durable. It comes in an array of woods depending on what is most predominate in the local area. If you are fortunate you can even reclaim it yourself.