January 23, 2021

Buck Barn: Roof and Walls

 More progress! (Continued from here.)


Rain was in the forecast, so we were anxious to get the roof on.



The slabs leaning against the back are going to become the exterior walls. 


They are waste slabs from Dan's previous lumber milling projects. 


Because the slabs don't fit together without some gaps, plywood from the torn down buck shelter was used for inner walls. 


And that's where we are at the moment.

Buck Barn: Roof and Walls © January 2021

21 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Looking good!

tpals said...

How clever to use the cut-offs for the walls. It looks snug.

Leigh said...

Gorges, thanks!

Tpals, Dan says it's a lot of work fitting the slabs, but we both agree it's a great way to use "waste." :)

Kris said...

Love the rustic look of the slabs. And the bark will help keep them weatherproof for a long time. Looking good, guys!! Kris

Ed said...

I have a request. Perhaps someday you could do another post on Dan's sawmill and what he likes about it and what he wish he had gotten different if anything. I'm still mulling over the idea of getting a portable one that I can pull behind a vehicle but just haven't pulled the trigger on it.

Hill Top Post said...

The barn is looking so nice. Those lucky guys will soon be moving in.

Mama Pea said...

Years ago there was a small sawmill a ways down the road from us and the cedar slabwood was free for the taking. We hauled it home, cut it up and used it for starting our fires which worked perfectly. We also cut and bundled it to sell to a state park as camp fire wood for their campers. Our flat bed trailer held 500 bundles and we delivered about one load each week all summer. Since we were living as economically as possible at the time (we were plumb broke), we fenced in our whole yard/garden area with a fence made of the slabwood. It also fenced in our small herd of dairy goats in their pasture. I can personally vouch for the fact that there's A LOT you can do with scrap slabwood! I love your idea of using it as siding for the new buck shelter. Looks good, too!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

The use of the slabs is a great idea, and leaving the bark on should increase its life span.

Impressive as always!

Leigh said...

Kris, pretty neat, huh?

Ed, absolutely. He's had it long enough that he knows what he likes, what he doesn't, and what he'd recommend. I'll get on it.

Mary, too bad they won't care. :)

Mama Pea, wow, free wood! Good for the sawmill for making it available. And what great ideas for how to use it! Just as clever as all those things they do with pallets.

TB, I'm sure the bark will fall off eventually. Maybe then I'll cover the slabs with barn paint. Hopefully, we'll get a long life out of these.

wyomingheart said...

That is a great look! Those waste slabs are the perfect use, and such a gorgeous result! What type of wood were the slabs from, if you don’t mind my asking. Those are some highly spoiled bucks... lol ! Believe it or not, we are Still doing fence lines! This dang cold weather isn’t conducive to much other than cutting and haulin! Get a good week, if you are out of the rain, unlike the ridge!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Wow that looks great! And love the bark on the outside of the Timbers fits right in with your natural Landscaping

Leigh said...

Wyomingheart, they're pine. We had a lot of mature pine when we bought the place, and many of them have fallen down. Might as well use them!

No rain here, mild and mostly sunny. We're taking advantage of that for as long as it lasts!

Nancy, it did turn out well!

daisy g said...

Love that scrap wood is being used for a noble cause. It is coming together so quickly!
Congrats on a job well done!

Cockeyed Jo said...

It's coming together well.

Leigh said...

Daisy, the scrap wood has certainly come in handy. And having the materials available helps expedite any project!

Jo, and that's a relief. Raining today and for the next several days, so it's a switch to indoor projects.

Renee Nefe said...

I know the bucks don't care, but I think the barn is really pretty. Love the design and construction. Maybe they'll appreciate how comfy they are in the new place. ;)

Leigh said...

What they'll really like, is that it's closer to the does. :)

Chris said...

Wonderful and rustic. Just my style. A great way to use up all the tree, with that siding too! Those boys are certainly getting an upgrade. Well worth it though if it's for your food and livelihood.

Leigh said...

Chris, it's really nice to see the pile of slab wood getting smaller. But the best part is the location of the new little barn. It will really make it easier to do chores and keep an eye on them.

Kristin said...

I have a lot to catch up on here on your blog (where does the time go?) but the hut looks good! I especially love the wood on the outside.

Leigh said...

Hi Kristin! Thank you! Looks like I have some catching up to do on your blog too. :)