Dan Pauly, a woodworking artisan, uses reclaimed wood to build cabins that appear to be straight from a fantasy film. It all started when Pauly’s great-grandfather emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in the 1800s and began the artisanal craft of barn building. “As I uncover an old barn or shed. I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. I think that respect for the craftsmen and craftswomen of the past, and for the wood they used, make a difference in each new piece I create. Until you have dismantled an old barn, you can’t imagine the painstaking effort it took from Old-World craftsmen to erect it. They were each a work of art,” said Pauly. Continue reading for more pictures.