Award Winning Barn Reclamation Outdoor Kitchen

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Project by BGW posted 03-16-2015 02:03 PM 4198 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year, the Landscaping company that I do work with was invited to be in the Belgard Hardscapes Challenge at the Indiana Flower and Patio Show. We immediately knew that to have a chance to win this competitive competition, we’d need to have something special. Back in October, my buddy (Keith Smith of Allscape Landscaping) sent me a picture of a stool, and said, ‘This is our booth!’

He wanted me to make this stool, and come up with a design to use reclaimed barn wood for our booth. At first, I was going to simply have an accent wall. So I called an old buddy who does Barn Reclamation to get some material. After talking for awhile, he said he had the perfect barn for me out of Stilesville, Indiana (built in 1895). That was just down the road for me, and when I saw the barn – with all of the hand hewn posts – I knew that I needed to do the entire booth out of reclaimed wood.

Our booth is the talk of the show (still going one through this weekend). They closed down the voting just 4 hours into the start because we an ‘insurmountable’ lead. It was a crazy couple of days…everyone wanted to see the Indiana Barn Booth. While I’m very proud of our success, I’m equally excited about the prospect of working with this old wood in the future. There is quite a demand these days for this stuff…and it’s nice to repurpose something that would have otherwise been trash. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 02:05 PM

Very nice work, congratulations

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 02:12 PM

That looks great.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 02:15 PM

That is awesome

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 03:01 PM

Congratulations, beautifully done. Wish I had the time to go see it.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 08:35 PM

nice work

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 09:49 PM

Good job.
This is what I like to look at and do (when given opportunity)
Hope you got lots of orders as well.
Once again…...VERY NICE JOB !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 12:01 AM

Very nice…I love projects made of reclaimed wood!! Great job…

-- Tomy Hovington

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#9 posted 03-17-2015 12:07 AM

Man that thing turned out great! Nice save of those old barn boards!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 03-17-2015 02:45 AM

Are we to understand that this is a portable display that you set up at an event? That makes this even more spectacular. Awesome work!

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#11 posted 03-17-2015 08:13 AM

Love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 03-17-2015 12:51 PM


No…do not understand it that way. We do one show a year, and try to go all out. At this particular show, you must be invited to participate in the challenge and the public votes. So, we are hoping to sell this project to a rich customer. ;-)

We have several people interested already, so that is good, but the show goes through Sunday night.

Thanks, all, for the kind words.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#13 posted 03-17-2015 01:08 PM

So, was your “insurmountable lead” because you had the beer taps flowing? LOL

Just kidding, that is one heck of an awesome setup. Will no doubt be an easy sell. You might even find yourselves in a bidding war with several potential buyers!

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#14 posted 03-17-2015 06:41 PM

Congratulations! Incredible kitchen! I adore this rustic style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-18-2015 02:51 AM

Absolutely love it. Must add to favorites. Very creative and visually appealing.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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