“I’ve always loved wood,” Catherine Wood said.
“When you’re a kid you’d go out and play with the kids.
They’d make a mess in your yard.
Wood, an English teacher at Woodstock Elementary School, was living with her husband, David, and their two daughters when they purchased a small barn in 2013. “
And then it was a matter of trying to figure out how I could fix that barn.”
Wood, an English teacher at Woodstock Elementary School, was living with her husband, David, and their two daughters when they purchased a small barn in 2013.
The couple said they wanted something sturdy and wood-framed.
They also wanted to keep it simple.
So they bought two 4-by-6-foot wooden posts.
“There’s nothing that would go into the back of the barn, where the children could play,” Catherine said.
The Woodlands, N.C., couple said the barn was in good condition, though the ceiling was cracked.
The walls were made of wood and had been cleaned.
“We did a lot of things right with it,” Catherine explained.
She said the wood plank was a good investment.
“It made it so that when you bought it, it had a lot more than just wood,” she said.
Wood, who was not a woodworker herself, said she had no problem making the walls as sturdy as they needed to be.
“I knew that the walls had to be sturdy,” she explained.
“They had to go through a lot, a lot longer than they should have.”
After the wall was installed, Wood, David and their daughters continued to use the wood as their primary source of income.
“For the most part, the wood is in the attic, the basement, the front porch, the back porch, so that’s where I go to find the wood,” David said.
Catherine added, “We were just kind of on a budget, we weren’t making much.
When the roof was up, Catherine said she was able to start painting the walls. “
Then we had to do the roof.”
When the roof was up, Catherine said she was able to start painting the walls.
She started by adding a few layers of brown paint and a layer of white.
Then she added a little bit of paint on the top and bottom.
After that, she added some more black paint.
“All in all, it took about three or four coats of the paint,” she added.
Wood said the project took about 10 hours to complete.
“The next day I got home and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a lot better than what we had planned,'” she said with a laugh.
The project has been a hit, and Catherine said her husband is still excited about the results.
“He’s going to be really excited about it, and we’re both going to enjoy this,” she recalled.
David said he’s excited about being able to paint his wood again.
“My kids are like, if we do that, we’ll be really happy,” he said.
After Catherine finished painting the wall, she used the same paint for the front door.
She’s hoping to use it again when she opens the front of the house next year.
Catherine Wood has a few more projects in the works.
“Right now, we’re doing a wood project in my backyard,” she told The Hill.
“That’s one we’re starting to do now.
As we’re going through the process, I’ll be starting to put it together.”