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Stamped Barn Tin: Mike Michaud,


This is a 2'x2' piece of old barn roofing tin that has been flattened out and stamped with this design and then white-washed.  It can be used for ceilings, wainscots, door or cabinet inserts.

This is the ultimate in green: recycling.  Taking an old piece of building material that has come off of a structure that is being taken down and then repurposed and reused in new construction and other applications.

If you would like to order these in quantity for your project, you can drop me an email. 

This is through my reclaimation company: Texas Heritage Timber and Wood.

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Mike Michaud,

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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900
Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I love it! Not too many barns near my area, but I love reclaiming and using found objects. Good work.

Nov 15, 2009 01:13 AM #1
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

This is the ultimate recycling. Reclaiming adds so much character!

Nov 15, 2009 09:13 PM #2
Mick Michaud
North Texas Help-U-Build - Granbury, TX

Michelle: This is a really neat deal.  Now if I can just get a star stamped in the middle, I'll sell more than I can take down.

Lee & Carol: The neat thing about this is we can turn either side out.  The underside turned out for a more smooth and finished look, or we can turn the rusted side out, which gives it a lot more character in my book.  Once the panels are in place, they can be sealed with a matt clear coat.

I'm working on inserts for French doors that form a scene when the doors are closed.  Most 6'8" french doors are a 3x5 lite pattern, which means that there are 15 panes of glass in each door.  When closed, there are 30 panes.  We replace these with stamped or punched tin.  The tin has a pattern or picture on it, sort of like a mosaic. 

We're also having these commissioned in custom designed stained glass at around $125/sq ft of glass area.  Not cheap, but gorgeous and uniquely custsom.


Nov 15, 2009 09:28 PM #3
Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. - Brampton, ON

Well isn't that interesting Mike.  We have a client that has a business building furniture out of reclaimed barn boards from old barns.....will pass on your info to him.  Didn't know there was something such as this on the roofs, they would make great cabinet doors! Thanks 

Nov 17, 2009 07:51 AM #4
Mick Michaud
North Texas Help-U-Build - Granbury, TX

Al & Peggy,

This stamped tin isn't on the barn roofs.  We take the old barn tin and then flatten and stamp it with this design.  The artistic nature of the panels would be lost on the cows.

Thanks for the referral.


Nov 17, 2009 08:01 AM #5
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.

Great way to make recycling chic.  I love it.  I'm off to subscribe so I can keep up with your innovative ways!

Nov 17, 2009 08:24 AM #6
John Thomas
E3 Green HOMES - Boulder, CO
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA

Thanks Mike, great idea and a creative one too. I think there are probably dozens of ways we could recycle/reclaim materials that we haven't yet thought of. We just need to be able to think outside the box.



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