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Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildingsby Nick Engler
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Preserve the original charm of any outbuilding while making it usable again!
From the foundation up, from the walls in, and from the roof down, craftsman Nick Engler shows you how to save money, history, and architecture when you renovate or restore, rather than replace, you barn, shed, or outbuilding. You'll learn how to square and strengthen the structure, repair or replace the roofing and siding, enlarge and modify the building, install new windows and doors, and add electricity and plumbing. Engler also includes practical information on how to evaluate an old structure in light of current building codes.
PRAISE FOR NICK ENGLER'S PREVIOUS BOOKS:
Nick Engler is quite simply one of the best how-to writers in the woodworking and home-improvement fields today. He is a master at showing you how things work, and a writer who will make you laugh and make you think. (Christopher Schwarz, Popular Woodworking)
Engler's experience as a woodworker and teacher shines through with straight forward text, clear drawings, and invaluable tips. (Mario Rodriguez, author of Traditional Woodwork: Adding Authentic Period Details to Any Home)
From the foundation up, author/craftsman Nick Engler takes the reader through the process of renovating existing outbuildings. Step-by-step advice on how to square and strengthen the structure, enlarge or modify the building, repair or replace the roofing and siding, install new windows and doors, even add electricity and plumbing. Covers complete restoration techniques for frame, pole, post-and-beam, and masonry structures.
Readers will learn to save money, history and architecture simply by renovating and restoring rather than replacing their old outbuildings.
About the Author
Building is a passion that author Nick Engler pursues fully. He holds several patents on woodworking tools that he developed. He also likes to share his how-to knowledge with other builders. Nick has authored many articles on woodworking, construction, and home improvements. His Storey title is Renovating Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings. Nick is also a pilot, and he is building his own 1902 Wright Glider replica.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE Why renovate?
CHAPTER TWO Evaluating the structure
CHAPTER THREE Foundations
CHAPTER FOUR Floors
CHAPTER FIVE Structure and framing
CHAPTER SIX Siding and painting
CHAPTER SEVEN Interior walls
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