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09-19-07, 12:52 PM   #1  
barn bedroom

My horse-loving daughter wants her new room to look like a barn. Does anyone know what the best way to accomplish this would be? I'm thinking some kind of wood on the walls. Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 
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09-19-07, 01:17 PM   #2  
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I've seen both used barn lumber and sawmill lumber used in homes before. At 1" thick it will require extra work to make everything else fit [windows, doors, electrical]


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09-20-07, 05:25 AM   #3  
If you use real barn recycled wood, make sure it has been through an insecticide program before you install it. Little critters can live inside the wood for a time, and just when you least expect it, they will emerge, and make for a very sad day.

 
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09-20-07, 08:36 AM   #4  
What kind of wood would you suggest putting on the wall - cedar, pine, etc. I'm looking for the least expensive option with the best results. I plan to use new wood, not recycled.

 
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09-20-07, 12:46 PM   #5  
It would probably be best to go to a local sawmill and see what they have. I think the only rough sawn wood you will find at a lumber yard is cedar. Sawmill should be a lot cheaper but the lumber won't be kiln dried so it will likely shrink a little.


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