For this BB, you will build a freestanding shop or barn (more than 300 sq feet)!
5 Day Pole Barn Build
- Walls on at least three sides
- Durable waterproof roof
- Generally to code
To document your completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
- materials and equipment at the construction site
- partway through the build
- finished freestanding shop or barn (more than 300 sq feet)
I built a 1,500 sq ft freestanding shop, dimensions are 30’ wide by 50’ long, walls are 12’ high. Studs are 16” on center and trusses are spaced every 2’. A partition wall was built at the back, creating a 22’x30’ living space that I am currently finishing out.
I'd like to submit construction of a sugar shack (place where you boil maple sap). This structure is a 14' by 34' (476 sq ft) pole building with conventional trusses and a metal roof. The posts were cut on a buddy's sawmill. The trusses were a gift from that same buddy (reclaimed from a prior building). The window screen was from the Restore. The wood siding is sawmill slab wood that I milled into boards. The lower splash resistant siding is salvaged from a house remodel. The soffit was pallet boards (heat treated pallets). The door is reused from a remodeling project. The roofing, gutters and fascia was new from the store
I had help with getting the trusses up and the roofing started since those are hard to do with one person.