Every now and then a show comes along and they want the look of old barn wood. I have (and have heard stories of others) that managed to actually get lumber from an old barn, which only manages to work out in very ideal situations. It also works better in certain parts of the country. The same is true for rough sawn wood - it isn't available everywhere. And of course there are a variety of ways to distress wood - but it never quite looks just right.
So the next time you find yourself in this situation check out Appalachian Woods. They offer flooring and a variety of reclaimed beams.
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