The old-time builders didn't have a Home Depot or Lowe's just around the corner. They had to use what they had on hand, and it seems some of it has lasted for quite a while.
Whoever built this old building certainly saved some time by using whole tree trunks as front porch posts.
It tickled me to see how much work they saved, but I doubt if...in today's world...this unusual use of tree trunk posts would pass the building inspector's review!
Anyone can build a fence, but adding bikes to the mix really gets your attention as you pass on by.
The owners of a bed and breakfast in Salado TX used old roofs from small dilapidated buildings to make a shady outdoor sitting area for their guests. Love the old "Fish Scale" gray trim on the front side of the roof.
The owners also added old windows in frames to an old roof to make a charming greenhouse structure on the property.
In the olden days, making a fence was pretty simple! They just took a post made from a tree, put a few large holes through it and stuck a few split-rail logs through the holes. Easy peasy!
Down here in Texas they still use a version of this type fence for decorative purposes.
When barbed wire came along, it looks like they just stuck in some metal bars and strung some barbed wire right along the original split rails.
Reminds me of my grandma, who always quoted this old-time saying: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!
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