A friend of mine was asked to tear down an old barn, with the caveat that he get to keep whatever he wanted from the job. When I say 'old barn' I mean OLD. This barn must have been ancient. The wood was incredibly soft and dry - almost like foam core - and light as a feather, with a bit of a musky 'barn smell' attached to it.
I was lucky enough to score a few planks from the haul with the idea of turning them into some cool Halloween-related signs. Here's the first effort. Not sure if it's quite finished yet - it feels like it needs something more - but I'm pretty pleased with the direction it's going. The actual quote reads:
"Those born on Hallowe'en shall see more than other folk."