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post #31 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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oh my...when you say "Make over" you mean renovation right? it looks like a few of those walls might need to be replaced. But i do like the feel of the barn it seems homey and rustic it's got personality!

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post #32 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 03:13 PM
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Anywhere that the horses will be kept, I would take out the glass windows and use plastic/plexiglass.
I would also knock down all the stall walls and start over for proper sizes.
level the flooring, either will cement or grating. and if you want bars high on the stall walls, we used peeled trees, it looks great.
you can always reuse any lumber that isn't rotten.
Looks like it will be alot of fun and looks like you have room for a tack area as well.
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post #33 of 36 Old 02-13-2013, 12:07 PM
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Barn looks pretty awesome. A bunch of dusting & sweeping & paint chipping, and it would looks tons better. It's truly amazing what paint does :)

I like the rustic look. I don't think you'll need to remove non broken glass windows, but it would be very wise to put some screening or some boards across them to the horses cannot actually touch them. We all know they're stupid & actually try to hurt themselves lol :(
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post #34 of 36 Old 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM
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That's a barn that has a lot of character. Good luck in making it shine.

Re Windows - We use hardware wire to cover our windows in the stalls. Hardware wire is available in different size squares from any of the places that sell home reno stuff.

Re Paint - Since it's an old barn, I think you'd have to believe that the paint may well be lead based and needs to be removed for the horses' safety.
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post #35 of 36 Old 02-16-2013, 12:24 PM
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I for one think you have a great barn.I thinking just taking down a wall in between two stalls making one bigger stall. I would concrete up the drains in the floor. If you have a tank room where they kept the mike tank or cans that should make a great
tack room.I love old barns they where build to last. I also love the log building I would for sure replace the chinking and take care of all the builings. But that's just me.
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post #36 of 36 Old 02-16-2013, 01:05 PM
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If that barn were mine I wouldn't get in a hurry to renovate. Half height stalls don't need to be as big as full height stalls as the horse can easily put it's head over the wall. The layout appears to be for the farmer's convenience when it comes to feeding and cleaning. Perhaps try it for a year. You have to keep in mind weight bearing walls as they must remain.
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