About Story Barns

Handcrafted Wood Designs with a Story

Authentic, One-of-a-Kind Designs – Handcrafted in Fort Collins, Colorado

Story Barns is a family-owned Colorado company that specializes in creating custom reclaimed wood designs. By utilizing the wood and materials from unwanted barns and structures, we are preserving a piece of history, and giving it a new life. 

The name “Story Barns” comes from the profound meaning we find in our trade. Within every historical wood structure lies a unique story. We preserve not only the wood itself but the heritage behind it so that the story can live on for generations to come. Since we know the history of our materials, we pass the story on to you with each piece. All of our creations also come branded as Story Barns originals.

SB Brand

Our Belief

We believe that the history of old barns and structures should continue with a new life and a new legacy. While others may look at a nineteenth or twentieth century barn and see junk, we see a story – a horse gnawing on the railing, animals stepping on planks, years of wind shaping its surface. The wood we work with possesses the raw character that can only be created from time, and our craftsmen transform these materials into priceless American legacy treasures.

“...these structures are intrinsic to our American heritage and the Story Barns team feels it their responsibility to save as many of these storied buildings as possible, not only to keep the materials out of landfills, but also to ensure that their stories are preserved as well.”

Why Refurbished Wood?

Re-purposing lumber keeps it out of landfills, making our wood creations environmentally friendly.  Besides its charming rustic design and sentimental meaning, our reclaimed wood’s  prolonged exposure to extreme weather elements make it more resilient and refined.

Custom Projects

When revamping old wood from barns, snow fences, coal mines, warehouses, railroad freight cars, etc., our craftsmen customize each project to the customer’s vision with unique colors, blending, coating, texture, character and overall design. We recognize the beauty, distinctiveness and durability of refurbished wood products, and we know just how much of an impact they can have on the design and character of your home or business.

Here are some of the items we can make from reclaimed wood – but the possibilities are endless:

  • Tables – coffee, dining / commercial and residential
  • Countertops and bars
  • Sliding barn doors
  • Impact walls and ceilings
  • Beams and beam wraps
  • Mantels / fireplace makeovers
  • Shelves
  • Stair treads, banisters, posts
  • Headboards