You can go to a local lumber yard or store and find your new “weathered” or “aged” flooring like most people. Amanda and her family however, went to the yard. Their own back yard, that is. Amanda’s family owned the property way back in 1912, and later added onto it by building a barn. When she was ready to renovate after a house fire, she decided to save the barn, but not in the usual way. All the memories she had and family time spent in the barn, she couldn’t part with it. So in the 95 degree summer heat for two weeks in 2016, she and her husband and some family slowly and carefully took down the barn. Piece by piece and all by man power they salvaged the barn wood and used it for the new floor of their home. Some wood was not fit for floors so those were used for other projects or walls. The family spent another two and a half weeks to finish the floors. From family old barn to family room floors, this family has the bond, the history, and the story.