|Soaring construction costs and a
growing interest in "do-it-yourself" building projects have encouraged
thousands to think twice before calling in a contractor to build their
backyard barn. Recognizing the need for an alternative to escalating
construction costs, Craig Wallin has distilled 30 years of working with
owner-builders into a practical guide to managing a barn building
project from start to finish. Would-be owner-builders can learn how to
act as their own contractor and save up to 25% without even lifting a
hammer or paintbrush!
The book includes complete construction plans for 12 barns that combine
traditional styling with flexible layouts to accomodate a variety of
uses. Each barn is designed to be easily expanded as needed, and
readers learn how to handle basic design changes on their own.
Unlike most planbooks, Small Barn
Plans for Owner-Builders includes the actual construction
drawings, such as elevations, cross-sections and a floor and roof
framing plan, over 150 drawings and illustrations in all. This enables
readers to use the barn plans as a starting point for a personalized
custom barn that reflects the unique personality of the owner.
A resource section includes complete plans for a cupola, sources for
hard-to-find barn components - even sources for free barn plans! Small Barn
Plans for Owner-Builders is an invaluable "wishbook" for
those itching to try their hand at a barn building project and save big
in the process.
Small Barn Plans for