But another important benefit of building it yourself is the satisfaction that comes from improving your own landscape and surroundings. A well-constructed barn, shed, or outbuilding can be a source of pride for many years -- and will also enhance the value of your property.
In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes readers step by step through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself instructions on framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more.
Over 20 projects offer complete plans and instructions for how to build a wide range of structures that are designed for adaptability and usefulness. Someof the projects featured in the book include:
-- All-Purpose Barns
-- Pole Barn
-- Horse Barn
-- Milk Barn
-- Equipment or Machine Shed
-- Sheep or Goat Shelter
-- Garden Sheds
-- Home Office
-- Add-On Garage
-- Two-Car Garage
-- Guest House
-- Roadside Stand
-- Chicken House
-- Insulated Dog House
Written especially for the do-it-yourself homeowner on a budget, How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings helps take the mystery out of small-scale construction. The no-nonsense advice and wide applicability of the projects to both backyards and homesteads makes this book a valuable addition to the home builder's reference shelf.
Was a very poor book don't buy it.......If you want to learn about building anything .......How to do any of it. . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scofield
I bought this book to find plans and details on how to build small barns and buildings for my new farm. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Smith
I really like this book, but wish it had more smaller projects. This is a good book and tells how to do a little bit of every general construction aspect i.e. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Totally ImAussieBull
The book was informative but was not clear on some of the detailed instructions.
I found it to be acceptable .
The content and information of this subject are excellent and it is well written. It would be so much better if they revised it with modern photos or at least illustrations. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Aloysious77
Got this book to help me in building my barn but decided after attending a barn building seminar several times to have the barn builder build it for me. Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Wich
This is undoubtedly the worst written, worst illustrated book I have purchased from Amazon.
I think the other reviews were from the authors family members. Read more
I thought i knew how to build a shed, having built three from the ground up. This book has taught me so much in just two days of reading. Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by southern song