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The Latest in Pole Construction Plans from Author/Builder Monte Burch
While many pole building books focus on residential housing, Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects features other structures suitable for rural and suburban areas. More than two dozen attractive, practical, and useful pole building plans are fully presented, projects to improve your yard, farm, or homestead. Burch's fresh ideas offer something for every builder, from a storage shed or gambrel to a garden gazebo or swimming pool deck surround.
Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects includes:
* Small and Big Bale Hay Barns
* Recreational Vehicle Shelter
* Mobile Home Cover
* Wood Shed
* Lean-To Shelter
* Two-Car Garage
* Barbecue Shelter
* Livestock Shade
* Grape Arbor
Economical pole building construction saves time, labor, and money because it requires no foundation, excavation, only limited grading, and fewer materials. Pole buildings allow use of sites not suitable for other types of construction, and pole design offers excellent structural integrity and wind resistance. The poles transfer snow, wind, and building loads directly into the ground. Plus, the simplicity and ease of construction of pole buildings make them ideal for the first-time builder.
Award-winning author Monte Burch has once again created backyard building projects that even a beginner can tackle, including a garden cart, planters and containers, deck furniture, compost bins, trellises, and backyard fencing.
Over 25 low-cost plans include: garden srtuctures, backyard barns, vactation cabins, and sheds and shelters.
More from Monte! How to build more that 25 low-cost projects big and small.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195) and index.
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 / Tools
Chapter 2 / Poles
Chapter 3 / Beginning Construction
Chapter 4 / Wall Framing
Chapter 5 / Roof Construction
Chapter 6 / Metal Siding and Roofing
Chapter 7 / Nonmetal Roofing and Wood Siding
Chapter 8 / Finishing Details
For Inspiration: Building Pole Houses and Cabins
Appendix A: Suggested Reading
Appendix B: Resource and Suppliers List