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Tour Stop: Dales Barn Wood Imaginations

Updated: Jun 6

Unveiling the Hidden Stories of Barnwood: The Craftsmanship of Dale Wayne Etheridge


In the heart of Hickman County, Tennessee, resides a man whose passion for preserving history knows no bounds. Meet Dale Wayne Etheridge, a skilled craftsman whose journey intertwines with the forgotten narratives of abandoned barns and homes. While many see these structures as mere eyesores, Dale perceives them as vessels of rich history spanning centuries.

A Tale of Restoration and Renewal


Dale's calling lies in salvaging these relics of the past, offering them a second chance at life. Whether it's the desire to see them restored to their former glory or the need for their demolition, Dale approaches each project with unwavering dedication. If destruction is the chosen path, he meticulously deconstructs the buildings, salvaging every piece of wood with care.




From Ruin to Relic: The Artistry of Transformation


What sets Dale apart is his ability to transform weathered wood into timeless pieces of furniture, reminiscent of a bygone era yet seamlessly fitting into modern homes. His creations, a blend of rustic charm and contemporary aesthetics, breathe new life into spaces, evoking a sense of nostalgia and warmth.


Crafting Stories, One Piece at a Time


Each piece of furniture crafted by Dale carries with it a story—a narrative that transcends time and resonates with its new owners. In his book, "Barnwood Speaks," Dale invites readers on a journey through the history of ten such pieces, from the seedling in a forest to its reincarnation as a cherished item in a household.


Preserving Legacy, Inspiring Future Generations


Through his work, Dale not only preserves the legacy of the past but also inspires a newfound appreciation for craftsmanship and heritage. His creations, scattered across homes nationwide, serve as tangible reminders of the tales whispered by the wood itself.

In a world where trends come and go, Dale Wayne Etheridge's creations stand as timeless testaments to the enduring beauty of history reborn.


Stop by Dales showroom: 2007 Hwy 100 E or contact Dale for a custom project.

And don't miss Netties Sweet Shop while you are visiting!

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