I must admit, I am hooked on barnwood. Of course, I love the way it looks; but I think it’s the history and ways it reminds you of the past that’s most interesting.
It comes in so many colors and textures it’s hard to decide which one to buy. For example, there’s wood reclaimed from tobacco barns. The wood has the smell of tobacco and has a dark stain color. There’s also wood reclaimed from maple syrup barns. You can just imagine how wonderful that smells. It reminds me of my childhood in New Hampshire when we would go to the Sugar House and get maple sugar on snow. They would take a plate of snow and drizzle the maple syrup right out of the boiler onto your plate. The syrup crystallized in the snow, making caramelized candy. It was such a great treat.
These days barnwood is often used in homes for accent walls. In my home, I have it behind a floating bathtub. I even used a piece for a tray to hold my bath items. It really updates the bathroom and goes well with the new freestanding tub.
There are a variety of types, colors, and textures you can choose from, and many possibilities where to use these wonderful reclaimed woods.
Have fun creating an accent wall or other creative feature using old barnwood in your home.