Finding dilapidated, local barns dating from the pre-Civil War era to the early 1900’s, Carolyn Linton of Green Meadow Barn Company transforms the reclaimed wood into distinctive furniture, giving the old structures new purpose.
To pay homage to the historical significance of the barn, a pewter medallion – rendered by Village Pewter in Glasgow and etched with an image of the original structure and the date it was built – is placed on each newly created piece. The barn’s previous location, as well as any significant history, is also recorded in a discreet place. Linton also likes to note which parts, such as the rafters or joists, were included in the piece.
“By taking the walls and timbers of these cherished 100-plus-year-old buildings and repurposing the wood, I aim to give the trees that once stood tall in Missouri soil a new life.”
Even the building that houses the business fulfills her mission. The Green Meadow Barn Company is located in a large red barn moved piece-by-piece to its current location in Millersburg.
#shoplocal and get away the Callaway at Green Meadows Barn Company. Hours vary so please visit the website for contact information. Relax after shopping with a glass of wine at nearby Serenity Valley Winery in their newly expanded indoor space with plenty of room for social distancing.
*Article courtesy of Visitmo.com