What to do with old barn wood ?

Old house and barn wood needs a new life . Much of it is very long pieces of old boards.
Thank you .

  8 answers
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Sep 12, 2017
    Are the board on the building(s), or loose? I recently took old wood and did a light spray of satin finish spray paint and it looks like a picklewash. If you like that idea, you can always thin down a water-based paint and picklewash that way.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 12, 2017
    Do you want to make something from the Barn Wood?
  • A A on Sep 12, 2017
    You could make growth sticks (can't think of what they are actually called). Make them look like rulers. Stencil them. Or you could use them as shiplap for an accent wall. Maybe a really long coat rack by adding hooks. Love old wood!
  • Emily Emily on Sep 12, 2017
    I have always wanted a long table to eat outside. I would use some of those long boards to fashion such a table. The boards wouldn't even need to be hammered together. . . you can just set them on saw horses!
  • Mos23578416 Mos23578416 on Sep 12, 2017
    Make picture frames
  • Hida Hida on Sep 13, 2017
    The boards are loose.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 13, 2017
    Do you want ideas ? Enough to make a Summer House - A Pergola - A Gazebo -
    A Garden Bench - Planters - Kennel - Playhouse - Fence - Garden Swing - Toys,
    Garden Arch etc. etc.............. or is it something for the house.........?
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 30, 2017
    Make a workshop - then start creative projects.........