Rebarn specializes in custom furniture, and they’ve garnered attention for their use of reclaimed wood from old barns in Ontario as well as their custom sliding barn doors. They started out just making furniture in a workshop, and opened this Junction Triangle storefront in May of 2016.
Folks often call Rebarn up and tell owner Mark Livingston about barns in places like Orillia, Coldwater and Barrie that need demolishing where the wood could be salvaged. Often properties are purchased with dilapidated barns that the new owners have no use for. He’s been working with Harold Prince to do this for over twenty-five years.
This storefront used to be a bike shop, which seems to tie in somehow with all the metal and hardware around Rebarn, but grease and oil would be out of place here. The floor has been skip-sanded to give it a nice rustic finish.
You almost feel like you’re breathing in the past lives of all the reclaimed wood in here.
Though they didn’t start out making barn doors, you can now completely customize your own at this place, down to the hardware, wood and finish. You can go for a weathered salvaged wood or a sleeker brand new walnut.
Similarly, choose hardware with a rusty finish or something more modern. Doors start at $850 and full hardware around $500.
Rebarn also deals in mantles made from giant beams of reclaimed wood. They install everything they make here, so you don’t have to worry about what to do next with these unique statement pieces.
If a statement is what you want to make, try a long harvest or boardroom table. When I visited Rebarn, the one in the centre of the room outfitted with a chrome base was going for $10,000.
If chrome is less your thing and you’ve got about a third of the budget, make a more decorative statement with this antique church window ($3200).
Sitting in front of the church window and dotted around the store are even more affordable ways to take home some salvaged wood to add a fun and folksy touch to your space: reclaimed wood art panels ($150) that seem like they’d suit plenty of environments.
They’re also on a mission to display plenty of local art with something they’re calling Stockyards Gallery, exhibits inside Rebarn which when I visited included pieces from Brigitte Granton, Robert McAffee, and Lola Kerecki.
In addition, Rebarn sells local pottery at the front of the shop by Muskoka Bay Pottery, for some even tinier additions to your home to tie everything together (pot belly mug - $27).