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Old barn in Dayton restored to former glory

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DAYTON, WA - You might remember a series of stories we've done about a dynamic duo in Washington working to restore historical structures.

Earlier today, the two proudly stood next to their most recent accomplishment. Jaclyn Selesky met up with the team and learned about their incredible journey.

"We just formed our company in the state of Washington 18 months ago," said Rick Nicely.

Nicely is talking about the Pillars of Society Woodworks LLC. He and Beau Sabin quit their jobs to pursue their passion full time.

"We restore and rehabilitate historic structures," said Nicely.

"Barns, log cabins, anything that people reminisce about in their childhood and hope and pray that they don't disappear," said Sabin.

They just finished their latest project at the historic Barn Z Ranch in Dayton.

"It has been here for 108 years."

As an ode to history, they used nothing but their bare hands to put the barn back together piece by piece.

"I'm thinking that when they built in 1910, they didn't have hydraulic equipment out here either," said Nicely. "So we're doing it the way they did it."

But that's not why they say this was by far their most difficult undertaking.

"A gust of wind lifted the entire structure up and moved it over and crushed it down on the ground," said Nicely.

The most inspiring part of it all, neither of them are in it for the money.

"Our advertising budget is zero," said Nicely.

But for them, why they do what they do, goes far beyond that.

"As almost no structure is beyond repair, almost no community, no city, no individual life is beyond repair. things can be restored and that's kind of what we do," said Nicely.

To learn more about the beginning of this barn's transformation, click here: Historic barn on the move

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