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Written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, Ultimate Guide: Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
gives readers the information they need to plan, build, and finish a utility building. This revised and expanded edition presents a variety of buildings, from the simplest garden shed to a backyard artist's studio and even a huge gambrel dairy barn. Part One begins with design and planning information to help potential builders locate their building, decide on its design, and decode architectural plans and building codes. Individual chapters detail the basics: building foundations, from simple shed foundations to poured concrete slabs; framing walls and roofs, including long sections on pole buildings and old-fashioned timber-framing techniques; and closing in the framing, including all types of roofing and siding as well as door and window installation. Other chapters cover the basic wiring and plumbing needs of barns, as well as options for interior and exterior finish work. Part Two presents design concepts, with photographs and detail views, of various buildings that readers can build.
Supplies all the information to plan, build, and finish a utility building.
Add a new barn, shed, garage, or other out-buildint to your property to increase its value and improve the quality of your life.
• Discover framing techniques that will have you building like a pro
• Plan and build for extra storage, for livestock care, or for a favorite hobby
• Increase comfort buy adding electricity and plumbing to your new building
• Use one of our designs for barns, sheds, garages, and other structures
Table of Contents
Ultimate Guide: Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Planning the ProjectBuilding Permits & CodesDesign GuideConstruction DrawingsUnderstanding BlueprintsEvaluate the SitePower to the SiteIdeas for Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
Chapter 2Tools & MaterialsToolsLadders, Scaffolds & Fall ProtectionLumberPlywood & Panel ProductsFasteners
Chapter 3Building FoundationsFoundation TypesPreparing the SiteWorking with ConcreteConcrete FootingsConcrete SlabsPiers & PostsWall FoundationsSkid & Trench Foundations
Chapter 4Framing BasicsFraming SystemsStructural LoadsFloor FramingInstalling the SubfloorOpenings for StairsWall FramingWindows & DoorsRib Construction for ShedsPole FramingSetting PolesWall & Roof FramingTimber-Frame ConstructionSheds from KitsStair ConstructionIdeas for Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
Chapter 5Framing for RoofsTypes of RoofsRoofing MeasurementsGable FramingFraming the Gable EndInstalling Gable-End Overhang RaftersFinishing the OverhangShed RoofsRoof TrussesGambrel Roofs
Chapter 6WeatherproofingWall SheathingVertical SidingHorizontal SidingMetal RoofingRoof SheathingRoof FlashingRoofing MaterialsInstalling DoorsInstalling WindowsAdding VentilationIdeas for Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
Chapter 7Wiring & PlumbingBasic WiringWorking with Wire & CableReceptacles & SwitchesSetting Up ServiceWiring LayoutsRunning CableOutdoor CableInstalling PlumbingWorking with PipeRoughing-In PlumbingSinks & ToiletsUtility Faucet Valves
Chapter 8Finishing Your BuildingStorage SystemsStalls & PartitionsAdding Living SpaceDrywall BasicsTrimwork BasicsPaint & StainIdeas for Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
Part 2Plans & Designs
Chapter 9Outbuilding DesignsCase StudiesGarden Tool ShedBackyard Storage ShedGambrel ShedAll-Purpose GarageLivestock BarnArtist's StudioPole BarnThree-Bay GarageGambrel BarnTimber-Frame GarageShed-Roof ShedAttached ShedGable-Roof ShedBarn-Style ShedHow to Order PlansGarage Plans Resource GuideGlossaryCreditsIndexMetric Equivalents