Barn Wood Available for Tribal Citizens

Are you a tribal artisan that is interested in utilizing barn wood in some of your work? Do you have a use for old barn wood? If so, please read on to learn a bit more about the barn wood that is available from May 1 through July 31 2022.

In 2018, the old barn on Gage Street tribal properties was dismantled. This barn appears to have been built originally in the 1880s with very large, hand-hewn timbers being pegged together. Later, some additional work was done that included the use of large nails in some of the timbers. This wood is now available for tribal citizens to pick up and utilize. The timbers range in size from 9.5 feet in length to 40 feet in length. The widths range from 6” x 5.5” to 13” x 8”. The measurements are approximate, as these are hand-hewn and can vary along the length of the timber. There are approximately 65 pieces of timber available for tribal citizen use. These timbers are heavy to very heavy, so a vehicle or trailer and equipment needed to move the timbers is necessary when picking them up.

If you are a tribal citizen and interested in looking at the timbers between May 1 and July 31, please call the DNR main office to schedule an appointment to look the wood over and pick up some barn wood.  This barn wood is available on a first come, first serve basis. See pictures of the barn wood below.

Please call the DNR main office if interested, (269) 782-9602.

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