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Langford man kept busy during COVID by building a barn

Corey Winter never built a barn before
Posted at 10:42 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 07:43:12-05

LANGFORD, NY (WKBW-TV) — Corey Winter of Langford needed a new barn. Last May when COVID shut things down, he went to work and started building.

He'd never built a barn before but says that didn't stop him "We just started building it, no blue prints, off the top of our head."

With the help of his 79 year-old uncle, they went to work on it. Corey says every day after work he would head outside and continue to build the structure. His wife Mare documented the project, taking pictures each day along the way.

According to Corey, 80% of the building is constructed of reclaimed lumber. The second floor was intended as a workshop, but according to Mare their daughters wanted it turned into a space for them.

The loft now is fitted with bunk beds, TV, air-hockey, and plenty of comfy seating. Mare says "there were times at night we'd sit on the deck and he'd say I can't believe I'm building this and I would say...your building this"

While most of us were eating too much and watching too much TV, Corey Winter took on the first time challenge of building a barn, and completed the task.