Barnwood just has that mystique to it. It has history attached to it and when you repurpose it in a remodel, new construction, or just about any project, it lives on.
I came across a custom builder in Texas that does some historic preservation work and they literally stock pile salvage items. When they see something they like they just get it. They design/build on the finish and pull from the various salvage items in their inventory. I love the creativity.
There are literally companies all over the country that supply this well crafted material. Black's is out of California and has a huge selection of beams, flooring and siding. This is a job they supplied in northern California. The volume and overall space is perfect for the size of the hand hewn timbers and the rustic barn siding ceiling decking. I also like how they tied in the mantel with a hand hewn piece.
Pure Style blogger Lauren Liess had a pretty inventive idea for using reclaimed barnwood as an outdoor table.