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    How to Wash Barn Wood

    by Linda Mitchell
    Barn wood can add weathered, rustic charm to your home. Picture frames and furniture can be constructed out of reclaimed barn wood, and this is a good way to reuse old wood at the same time. However, due to the age of many barn wood planks, a thorough cleaning is required to make them safe to use in...
    • Lydia Galinkin

      recycled barns

    • Sandi H

      Wagon and Wood Barn

    • Robin O'Halleran

      How to Clean Barn Wood-- Old barn wood can retain the smell of a farm for decades. Place a few pieces of the salvaged wood in a plastic bag for 48 hours. Open the bag and smell the wood. If you smell the odor of animals or other offensive scents, use the wood for outside projects only.

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