Tack Barn Renovation

Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 07-14-2009 01:46 AM 3208 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently did a door replacement and small renovation on our Tack Barn. The barn is used as our recreation room and has finished walls and floors. It has electric, but no heat or water. I got the doors from a friend of mine after they had been passed between neighbors. They were in good shape, but the old doors were shorter and narrower, so we had to raise the header and push out the windows.

Once we opened up the floor we found wet rot, of course. This prolonged the project and cost a bunch more money. In addition to the new glass doors, we did exterior and interior paint, painted the light fixtures, installed ceramic tile at the main entry and in the corner of the barn where a new wood stove will be added.

The photos show the finished project as well as a before photo and some construction. There is so much more light now. We will be spending more time out there now, specially come football season.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-14-2009 05:16 PM

Nice re-use of your tack barn. I could see using it as a guest house or as you have rec-room wine tasting room. If I ever clear off more of my land I would be building something like this. Great work.

-- Rog

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posted 07-14-2009 07:32 PM

We did use if for a guestroom a few weeks ago. It has a leather sleeper sofa, TV, stereo, wine cooler, bar. What else do you need? The only tricky part is making your way to the house in the middle of the night if you have to use the bathroom.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-15-2009 12:59 PM

looks great…well done.. I really like the shakes…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 08-15-2009 05:41 PM

Neat job.


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posted 09-18-2017 03:06 AM

I am seeing that the use of sliding door like this http://staging.caldwells.com/products/doors-by-type/sliding-doors/ would look much perfect for this house.

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