Brush Creek Farm – Reclaimed Materials

 

Middle Tennessee is known for farming tobacco and many north central Tennessee counties continue the practice today. In the fall, tobacco leaves are harvested, hung in wooden barns, and cured by fires that are kept at a smolder from three days to ten weeks. The surrounding area enjoys the wonderful aroma of wood smoke as the crisp cool days approach.

The Brush Creek Farm once had a working tobacco barn on site, but it was abandoned and fell in to disrepair. Due to the unstable condition, the owners decided to dismantle the barn and reuse the wood siding and beams. The siding has been planed for use as flooring and the beams are being planed to serve as ceiling accents. Using reclaimed materials such as these conserves natural resources and helps to root the house in the history of the site.