Beautiful Brown Barnwood Materials from Wendell, Idaho Grain Elevator
In 1917, the Wendell Milling and Elevator Company built several large warehouses for the storage of agricultural products. Ten years later, they expanded the business by adding a sixty-foot tall grain elevator to the facility. The elevator was the tallest structure in town at the time.
Over the years, the facility was an important economic driver of the community. A wide variety of crops were stored and sold from the warehouses, including wheat, barley, potatoes and red, white, pink and pinto beans. As farms got bigger and transportation of crops got more efficient, the facility in Wendell became outdated and demolition began in December of 2010. A Magic Valley Times News article documents the details of this historic structure's deconstruction.
|These photos were taken prior to and during the deconstruction of the Wendell, Idaho grain elevator and warehouses. The buildings were constructed with high-quality local softwoods and were carefully deconstructed to preserve the beautiful rough patina of the materials.|
|The main floor of the warehouse was constructed with roughsawn 3x12 and 3x13 joists. These materials are now available for sale as 3x12 and 3x13 timbers or split into 1" or 2" barnwood.|
|The materials have a rich, brown color and a nice roughsawn patina. Sizes include 3x7, 3x12, 3x13, 6x6 and 7x7. Please contact your Trestlewood representative if you have questions about this batch of historic materials or visit the Grain Elevator Lumber Product Page.|
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