How to Build Small Barns and Outbuildings

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By building your own barn or outbuilding, you can save about half the cost of hiring professionals—or you can put up a larger building on the same budget. In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes you step-by-step through the building process, from planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more.

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Overview

By building your own barn or outbuilding, you can save about half the cost of hiring professionals—or you can put up a larger building on the same budget. In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes you step-by-step through the building process, from planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882667737
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/7/1992
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 648,431
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

A recognized authority on building and woodworking, Monte Burch has worked as a contractor, editor, freelance writer, photographer and former assistant editor of Workbench Magazine. He is the author of more than sixty books with over a million copies in print, including Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects, Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters, and 64 Yard & Garden Projects You Can Build Yourself, which has sold over 250,000 copies. He has also written How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, which was the first-place book winner in the 1993 Stanley National Home and Workshop Writers Association writing contest. Many of Monte's articles have been featured in various outdoor and how-to publications, and he is a member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, Southeast Outdoor Writers Association, and National Association of Home and Workshop Writers. Together with his wife, Joan, Monte owns and operates a book publishing house called Outdoor World Press, Inc. He lives in Humansville, Missouri.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Part I: General Construction Techniques
1. Planning
2. Materials
3. Tools
4. Laying Out a Site
5. Footings, Piers, Foundations, Slabs & Floors
6. Framing
7. Siding
8. Roofing
9. Windows, Doors & Finishing Details
10. Wiring
11. Plumbing
12. Finishing Outbuilding Interiors
Part II: Project Plans
13. Barns
14. Sheds and Shelters
15. Garages, Studios, Etc.
16. Outdoor Projects
Resources and Suppliers List
Index
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