Barnwood Pens desires to preserve a small part of the rich history of barns built in America. Founder John Stuart’s personal hobby of pen turning is combined with his desires to preserve classic Americana. We can see this in each pen’s natural patina, including the imperfections that add to the beauty.
Our first endeavor will be working with wood from a dismantled barn in Washington County, Indiana. The Garrison Hollow barn dates back to the early 1900’s. We’ve found a variety of woods that were used: red oak, poplar, and chestnut.