Sunday, February 20, 2011

Construction: Salvaged Lumber Options

While touring around 13 different States in the summer and fall of 2010 we saw hundreds and hundreds of long-ago abandoned barns and other buildings, many in Arkansas. These abandoned, fallen down structures represent significant fire hazards and potential liabilities to their owners, many of whom simply can't afford the costs of demolition and removal. Based on Gordon's experiences with very old structures in upstate New York, and after pricing new lumber for sale, we became very aware of the possiblities of using at least some salvaged lumber for use at Valhalla.

Consider this video by a private land owner offering to salvage wood from their old barns and buildings (undoubtedly for a fee, whereas we'd be more interested in doing the deconstruction part with help from Valhalla volunteers):

Here's a company selling salvaged wood that we might be able to get by making our own arrangements with private property owners:

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful gift, a classic case of the important social nature of human beings. One wonders why some people especially in the USA celebrate their ignorance or worse still arrogance in public about the virtue of people living, working, achieving together with such humility and harmony.