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Sometimes, old barn wood siding CAN be re-used. I had some that used to be double 5 dutch-lap siding. I found I could rip off the Tongue & Groove edges, plane the siding flat ( or at least until most of it was flat), do a rip down the middle, and have some real nice Doug.Fir boards. Once you get by the gray on the outside, the wood is a nice deep reddish brown. Try it sometime.
Nice. I'm not familiar with double 5 Dutch lapping, but it gave you some nice boards. If you don't watch out, you'll be looking at sawmills. I salvage logs, and would love to get some old barn wood!