This is a pretty big barn that we are in the process of taking down.
We’ve taken most of the boards off the walls at this point and we’re almost ready to bring it down to the ground – we’ll add some more photos as we go. Thought we’d share this phase of our work with you all.
The far left roof just hanging there. The blocks you see on these tall studs are from where I cut the 2×8 joists loose to remove them. — in Anderson, Alabama. I decided to put a post here to support this roof, knocked it into place with a 2×4 that was handy. Don’t try this at home! — in Anderson, Alabama. Just to the left of the barn there is an old well that was hand dug and the well house has collapsed around it. — in Anderson, Alabama. Looking down the well – I can’t imagine hand digging this straight down! It’s probably 30 feet deep. — in Anderson, Alabama. From outside on the left – it’s pretty grown up. We’ve made over 10 trips and still have a lot of wood to get – mostly 2×4’s, 2×8’s, and posts. — in Anderson, Alabama. We’ve had to clear a bunch of brush and small trees to be able to get in to the barn — in Anderson, Alabama. This is from the front looking up at the peak — in Anderson, Alabama. On the left you can see the inside walls are gone and a couple posts are hanging down from the top plate & rafters. On the right we’ve got to finish taking out the studs and some of the wall boards — in Anderson, Alabama. This is over on the right side, it’s really grown up and features a nice poison ivy patch along the outside wall — in Anderson, Alabama. The out side on the right, we’re getting the rest of the wall boards, then I’ll be ready to bring it down — in Anderson, Alabama. The left side, to the left of these studs the roof is all that is left on the left lol. This barn is nearly all oak and it’s some heavy wood. — in Anderson, Alabama. Looking straight down the middle — in Anderson, Alabama.