Synopses & Reviews
Building your own barns and outbuildings offers many benefits, perhaps the most obvious being the money you can save. About half the costs of any building project is the labor, and, by doing it yourself, you can construct your building more economically, or even put up a larger building on the same budget.
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.
This book takes the mystery out of small-scale construction. Monte Burch guides readers through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more. Projects, which are offered with complete plans and instructions, include a pole barn, a horse barn, a greenhouse, a garden shed, a workshop, an equipment shed, a home office, an add-on garage, a guest house, a roadside stand, an insulated dog house, and more. With Burch's help, readers can create beautiful outbuildings, increase their property value, and save a lot of money in the process -- all with the satisfaction of doing it themselves.
Constructing your own small barn, shed, or utility structure will improve the value and appearance of your property whether you have one acre or a hundred. Plus, building it yourself can save as much as half the cost. Now expert help for the do-it-yourselfer arrives with How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, the long-awaited sequel to the classic Garden Way Publishing bestseller Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters (more than 200,000 copies sold). In his new book, Monte Burch begins by taking the reader through all the basics of construction, from planning to finishing--both inside and out. This is followed with more than 20 new designs and projects appropriate for both rural and suburban homeowners, including a livestock shelter, add-on garage, small guest house, and home workshop. How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings offers projects with multi-use flexibility, so you can tailor your project to your specific needs. For example, there is an all-purpose barn design that can be adapted to serve multiple functions, as well as a combination greenhouse/woodshed and a home office/garage/guest-house.
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.
About 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 and Shelters, and 64 Yard and Garden Projects You Can Build Yourself, which has sold over 250,000 copies. He has also written How to Build Small Barns and 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.