The Joplin Wood Tornado Story. In the late afternoon of May 22, 2011, a catastrophic EF5-rated, multiple vortex, Tornado struck the city of Joplin, in the southwest corner of Missouri. Part of a larger, late-May tornado outbreak in the region, the May 22 tornado reached a maximum width of nearly 1 mile as it cut a path through the southern part of the city.
It rapidly intensified and tracked eastward across the city and then continued eastward across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Jasper and Newton Counties. Ranked as the costliest single tornado to ever hit the United States, it left a path of death, injury and destruction which was difficult to fathom. In assessing the damage in the aftermath, several meteorological experts estimated that only winds of 200 mph, or higher, could cause the type of damage done to brick, block, reinforced concrete and steel structures throughout Joplin. Approximately 2,000 buildings and nearly 7,000 homes were destroyed.
The emergency response was swift in Joplin as the Missouri National Guard was mobilized, and emergency strike teams were coordinated between Missouri State Police and Joplin Police and Fire Departments. Another 75 Marines from Fort Leonard Wood arrived only two days after the tornado. Further, a new type of response was named in the wake of the Tornado. Social Media Emergency Management was an outgrowth of the disaster when news outlets aggregating images and videos of the devastation and interviews with eyewitnesses were shared throughout social media.Public citizen-led Facebook groups and web sites, such as Joplin Tornado Info were so effective in coordinating information, needs and offers, the project became finalist in the 2011 Mashable Awards for Best Social Good Cause Campaign! Needless to say, the destruction caused by the tornado left a mountain of debris in its wake. And out of that mountain of debris grew another movement of sorts. Artisans and craftspeople from around the region began sifting, sorting and dividing up the tons and tons of reusable and recyclable material left in the wake of the storm. That material gave birth to a large variety of repurposed products and merchandise, many beautifully hand crafted items that began showing up in area art festivals, farmers markets and regional craft fairs. White Mountain Trading Company was fortunate to strike up a partnership with one such group of Artisans and bring a limited number of these hand crafted items to Etsy. Painstakingly created from recyclable woods, metals, furniture, buildings, barns, houses and businesses severely damaged in the tornado, we are offering a variety of collectible boxes and birdhouses constructed from re-purposed materials and available here on Etsy only while the supply of these items lasts. So, stop and stay awhile, and browse our selection of items that incorporate items like clock parts, springs, old coins, old growth barn wood, shotgun shells, solid wood door parts, floor planks, barn roof pieces, drawer pulls and handles, door hinges, heartwood pine pieces, square nails, door latches/locks, and various and sundry other recycled parts. Made from re-purposed Barn Wood and other miscellaneous parts recycled from the May 22, 2011, EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, this Bird Barracks Birdhouse has two openings in front with an antique bedspring perch and is adorned with (2) cast iron Texas Lone Stars. The iron oxide barn red, front and side panels are re-purposed old growth pine from a destroyed barn.
The back panel is scrap birch. The Bird Barracks is covered with a pine and recycled corrugated metal roof and the house sits on a vintage pine base. Two wire hangers are attached to the back should you wish to mount this on a wall, indoor or outdoor.
Very solid construction with new hardware fasteners ensure a durable home for birds should you choose to use it as more than a decorative art collectible. However, please remember that the panels, roof and base are vintage hardwoods recovered from the debris of the 2011 Joplin tornado. One might be better off displaying this item in a more protected location, or, perhaps, even simply displayed indoors. Approximate dimensions are: 10 tall x 18 wide x 10.5 deep. Item weight is: 8.5 pounds.Antique old growth pine panels, roof and base. Recycled corrugated metal barn roof. (2) wire hangers attached to back. (2) 1.5 inch routed openings. Hand assembled with new fasteners.
(2) Texas Lone Star cast iron adornments on front of birdhouse. We offer a 30 day return guarantee on these items. IDE TOP-NOTCH SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS! The item "Recycled Barn Wood Bluebird Bird Barracks Birdhouse with Bedspring Perch" is in sale since Thursday, March 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Bird & Wildlife Accessories\Birdhouses".The seller is "whitemountaintrading" and is located in Bentonville, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.