Cleaning up an Abandon Barn! (Rotting for 10+ years)

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Published 2024-05-12
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All Comments (21)
  • @DieselCreek
    Would you all be interested in seeing me build a timber framed barn in the future? I would still love to have one some day!
  • @dogtiredd
    As an Aussie, my skin was crawling watching you lifting the roofing iron. Our snakes don't mess about.
  • Matt don't beat yourself up over one failed project. You have saved so many pieces of antique construction equipment you're doing a great job
  • Bro, these 2weeks waiting for your vids are killing me! Lol Welcome Back!!!
  • Those Timbers might not hold up a barn anymore, but they’d make an awesome dining room table or desk. It’d make a cool winter project.
  • @PastelPalace
    Although it may seem counterintuitive, tarps aren’t the greatest for woodpiles unless the sides are left open to breath. A sealed woodpile will just condense and trap water underneath which rots what you are trying to protect.
  • Hey Matt! I agree that it is a pity that the the old barn couldn't be saved in time! But believe me, you are not the only one who has to 'cut their losses and move on' sometimes. Guys like us sometimes just pick up too many projects to finish them all. I think it's great that you still share this. People need to see that not everything is always a success story. And believe me: The viewers at home only know that all too well :D
  • Matt, I understand your angst about that barn. You know what? You should keep a few decent pieces that are still good. Find another salavageable old barn, set aside a week, tear it down and bring it home. Frame it up, incorporating the pieces you saved. You'll feel better and realize that you saved something that would have been lost forever.
  • @macsloan58
    My 160 year old barns are majestic. They are sentinels over some property that my family has owned for about half of those 160 years. I took over the barns about 25 years ago. They were in a horrific state of disrepair. I have made them my personal money pit. At the beginning, my wife of 40 years wasn’t having it. But her acceptance of my indulgence is nearly complete. She is encouraging me to continue putting metal siding on the barns now that I have begun the process. The barns deserve it.
  • With these old barns, people just look at them as an eyesore and never think about what went in to actually building them. Not only did they build them in record time, but all they had were basic tools, saws, hammers, hand drills, and so on. And yet they were built to last, some for well over a hundred years. Most people these days (myself included) wouldn't cope with this type of build. It's sad you didn't get to finish it, Matt, but we all understand how life kinda gets in the way sometimes, and stuff out of your hands takes control of your present and future life. Not everything we want to do gets done, and you have more projects than there are hours in the day, yet still find the time to put out very interesting videos. Keep up the fantastic work you do every day, we appreciate you for it.
  • @maddog2771
    Don't feel bad, Matt, my Dad, did the same thing but with an old one room school house back in the early 1980s , in the 1990s we ended up digging a big hole with the track loder and we pushed in all in the hole and covered it over with dirt, so in a way my Dad still has a one room school house in his back yard, you just can't see it 😀
  • Many of us grew up with Tonka trucks....look at Matt's collection! Living the best life
  • @donwilson6617
    this is a good example of "moving on with what is important" there are plenty of things we use to make ourselves feel worthless sometimes...it shows your resolve and strength in doing this cleanup.
  • Feel your pain, Matt. All the old barns around here are either getting blown over or torn down. Ours blew down years and years ago. The sadder part to me honestly isnt seeing new barns go up in their place, its seeing nothing go up at all. We're seeing the death of the family owned farm, and nothing is getting done about it...
  • @mmccon2007
    I understand why you feel the way you do. My brother purchased a 100 foot tall fire tower from the forestry service and we spent a couple of weeks taking it down piece by piece. We moved it to his place where we were going to re-erect it. It sat for about 10 years before he sold the iron for scrap. It was kinda heartbreaking so I know what you went through with that. All that being said, you could have saved some gas and burned the whole mess with 1 gallon of diesel and had the satisfaction of watching it burn! Thanks for sharing as always.
  • @1947maco
    Those compact rock trucks have proved their worth & versatility again ...Good Buy !!
  • @assessor1276
    I’d reallly enjoying seeing a timber construction project Matt and as for the old barn…well, yes, that is too bad but these things happen and thanks for being a stand-up guy about it. You’ve paid your dues in full buddy.
  • Matt, good on you for ending a failed to be realized project while saving enough to help other folks projects! Those haul trucks were a major score! A couple pf truly sweet running rigs! Kudos!