Board washing station.
I’m onto the final push to finish the studio at the land.
11 years ago when I first started the land project, my neighbor Rob was renovating the old Marshall High School. The old auditorium had a raked floor and the torn it out and made it level. These boards are the old subfloor from that auditorium.
Rob said I could salvage them to burn in my kiln but I had bigger visions for them.
I knew 11 years ago that I would use this wood to finish out the inside of my future studio. I’ve been holding on to them ever since.
The moment has finally arrived.
#potterystudio #marshallhighstudios #salvagedwood #oldwood #pottery #potterybarn

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7 years ago I bought a house in Madison county and proceeded to tear it down, salvage what was worth a damn, and set the rest on fire. I pulled some nice oak boards off the old porch, de-nailed them and put them in a pile with the plan of building something new with those boards someday. That day finally came when I used those boards to side the new barn that I’ve been building on my land. It was very satisfying to see them put to a good use in a new life. Most of my projects out on my land involve recycled, repurposed, salvaged, and scavenged materials, partly because that’s what I believe. And it’s how I want things to feel, but mostly it’s because that’s what I can afford. When me and @gabeaucott finished this wall today and stepped back to admire our handiwork, it dawned on us that this is the look and feel that’s really in right now, something that people pay a lot of money to have done and we do it because we don’t have a lot of money. Not that one is better than the other, there just different, and that’s interesting to me. #landproject #barnraising #salvage #oldwood

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