Old barns get new life


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - [email protected]



Trees 2 Treasurers features handcrafted furniture and decor made from reclaimed wood.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Abandoned barns and old whiskey barrels are transformed to rustic chic furniture and decor items by artisan Kyle McDonald at Trees 2 Treasures in Elkin.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Trees 2 Treasures is the newest shop on Main Street in Elkin, featuring one-of-a-kind hand-crafted furniture and decor.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

The newest shop in downtown Elkin brings new life to old things. Kyle McDonald is the owner and creator at Trees 2 Treasures, on East Main Street.

McDonald is following in the footsteps of his grandfather who was a wood craftsman. At Trees 2 Treasures, shoppers will find a variety of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind decor items and furniture made from reclaimed wood, barrels and more.

So far this year, McDonald has dismantled four abandon barns and used the wood to recreate unique home decor pieces.

McDonald recalled watching his dad and grandfather work with wood crafts and it’s something he always had a knack for himself. After high school he worked with his father building timber frame and log houses in western North Carolina.

McDonald recently moved to the Elkin area and now has his own shop creating custom designs.

“Mostly I take off in my truck with my dog cruising the back roads,” McDonald said on how he finds the raw materials for his project. When he comes across an abandoned barn or structure, he contacts the property owners to see if they will part with the materials. He then uses those materials to create wall hangings, cabinets, tables and more.

McDonald also creates custom pieces for his customers.

For more information, call 336-258-0016.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

Trees 2 Treasurers features handcrafted furniture and decor made from reclaimed wood.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_2490.jpgTrees 2 Treasurers features handcrafted furniture and decor made from reclaimed wood. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Abandoned barns and old whiskey barrels are transformed to rustic chic furniture and decor items by artisan Kyle McDonald at Trees 2 Treasures in Elkin.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_2494.jpgAbandoned barns and old whiskey barrels are transformed to rustic chic furniture and decor items by artisan Kyle McDonald at Trees 2 Treasures in Elkin. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Trees 2 Treasures is the newest shop on Main Street in Elkin, featuring one-of-a-kind hand-crafted furniture and decor.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_2496.jpgTrees 2 Treasures is the newest shop on Main Street in Elkin, featuring one-of-a-kind hand-crafted furniture and decor. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

[email protected]

Elkin Tribune
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