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

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!
  • @user-wj2jt5tg4c
    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.
  • 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
  • @rodfair5698
    Matt, I am nearly 72 years old(June 1). I spent 20 years at sea as an Engineer Officer and reached a 3 1/2 striper. One of the many, many things that I learned at sea was Never ever play the “Woulda, coulda, shoulda “ game. It achieves absolutely nothing, as does the “ If only “ game . Learn from your mistakes and, trust me, we your viewers have made a ton of them. If we are honest at least. Side note, I’m delighted to see the you use British machines. I don’t know if you are aware that Joseph Cyril Bamford founded JCB in 1945, post-war Britain, not easy. His son , now Lord Bamford now runs the company.
  • @dogtiredd
    As an Aussie, my skin was crawling watching you lifting the roofing iron. Our snakes don't mess about.
  • 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
  • @ErictheAmateur
    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.
  • @Drypowder33
    I've probably said this before but it's sure worth sayin' again, yer new intro music freakin' rocks. Them Semi Supervillains really put their all into their stuff!
  • @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 😀
  • So one of the big lessons we learn for the future is that a barn that withstood all the seasonal weather elements for over 100 years does not need to be wrapped up in tarps when disassembled. Next time just stack the timbers off the ground with some spacers in between so air can get around them.
  • Don’t be salty about the barn Matt. Look at far you have came in ten years. A dream shop, a crane, a cub cadet tractor that made Lord Muck jealous, two graders, a drag line, a dozer, warehouse forklift fleet, a wealth of knowledge about old equipment!
  • Following on from my previous comment Matt, I understand your love of traditional timber working. My father who is 84 years young was a time served Journeyman Joiner (In the UK that meant a Seven year apprenticeship) He trained in all aspects of timber work from cabinet making to site work "Shuttering" etc) He worked for 60 years and still has a collection of tools that the joiners of today would not know what they are or how to use them! 😉.
  • @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.
  • @random-person1
    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.
  • @dilwyn1
    My Sunday just got better !!
  • @NiteCrawlerNYC
    Bro, these 2weeks waiting for your vids are killing me! Lol Welcome Back!!!
  • "This thing is too nice for me." Matthew! Stop putting yourself down! You do very good work, and you deserve nice things! Hence, you deserve the Case! If you REALLY need to be put down, the comments section will do that for you quite readily. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, you have earned it!