Barndoggling the Klassen Barn

Currently the Barndogglers are working on a unique barn north of Plainview MN owned by the late Robert Klassen. Bob was the epitome of hard work and truly loved his life on the farm. The current owners of this barn are Jim & Jane Klassen.

Bob Klassen
Bob Klassen

 

 

 

 

 

We called in Marty Sveen, director of sales at Root River Hardwoods to tour our current project. We value Marty’s expertise on lumber and what the demand is for certain old growth species. The Klassen barn has a great deal of Douglass fir used for the beams and boards. There is also home sawed pine, oak, and elm used in substantial amounts. But the greatest find is 4,000 square feet of clear 3-1/2” tongue and grooved clear redwood siding. This material is a rarity and is very unlikely to be found again in these parts. The boards are reversible and can be used with either the weathered gray side showing or the non-weathered red side.

Klassen Farm
Klassen Farm

Watch the Barndogglers meeting with Marty – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7T1vano48s

 

 

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