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Use the little Candlewood Pole Barn as your
shed, garage, tractor shelter, hobby shop or backyard studio.
Photo of a
Candlewood Mini Barn built in Washington State
Construction & Finishes:
is designed to provide you with inexpensive storage
space, the look of a traditional country outbuilding and
the best quality modern construction. All of the
materials shown on the illustrations are just
suggestions. This building can be constructed with any
of a variety of exterior finishes and details so that
it can match your home or other buildings on your
downloadable plans are designed for post-frame
construction. That's the modern version of "pole-barn"
construction using pressure treated 6x6 posts as the
main structure and post hole and concrete pad footings.
Post-frame construction eliminates the need for full
foundations and can save you as much as 20% of the cost
of construction by reducing the amount of site work and
concrete needed. These plans and post-frame construction
in general are not suitable for steeply sloped sites.
construction is by conventional wood joists. Roofs are
framed with wood rafters, not space-wasting trusses.
Loft gable-end walls are framed with wood studs. Grade
level floors can be gravel, tamped earth, or concrete.
Concrete floor slabs must be poured after the posts are
construction drawings include floor plans, general
specifications, exterior elevations, building sections,
large scale details, dimensions and engineering
standards for all framing and footings. Your download of
the drawings gives you permission to build one unit of
the copyrighted design, or to have the basic design used
as a starting point for a customized design by your
architect, construction engineer or contractor.
drawings are for utilitarian storage spaces, they don't
include details for insulation, interior finishes,
electricity or plumbing. If needed, these can be added
by a local building professional.
The drawings are intended for experienced builders and
use standard methods, abbreviations and symbols. They do
not include step-by-step building directions. This
building is not recommended for first-time builders. It
is recommended that it be constructed by contractors who
are familiar with post-frame building methods.
You can find qualified post-frame builders in your area
Mini-Barn was customized as this New Mexico backyard studio
by its owner/builder.
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