Old barn in Dayton restored to former glory - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Old barn in Dayton restored to former glory

Posted: Updated:

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

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Tattoo shop feeds community

    Tattoo shop feeds community

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:24 AM EST2018-11-19 05:24:23 GMT

    A local tattoo shop celebrated Thanksgiving early by hosting a dinner for the community. 

    More >>

    A local tattoo shop celebrated Thanksgiving early by hosting a dinner for the community. 

    More >>
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Chief Joseph Middle School

    Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Chief Joseph Middle School

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-11-17 00:11:14 GMT

    Students at Chief Joseph Middle School had a surprise on Friday, November 16 when James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, paid a visit.  

    More >>

    Students at Chief Joseph Middle School had a surprise on Friday, November 16 when James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, paid a visit.  

    More >>
  • Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine heads to President’s desk

    Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine heads to President’s desk

    Friday, November 16 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-11-16 22:23:06 GMT

    Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marin

    More >>

    Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marin

    More >>