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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Homesteading.

For this BB, you will build a freestanding shop or barn (more than 300 sq feet)!

5 Day Pole Barn Build


Minimum requirements:
 - 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)
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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.
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Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Sorry we missed this when you first submitted it. It's now approved along with your new air badge in Homesteading!

 
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Approved BB submission
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.

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Site with pallets that will become soffit and other materials
Site with pallets that will become soffit and other materials
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Posts going in (pile behind the chairs) and trusses at bottom left
Posts going in (pile behind the chairs) and trusses at bottom left
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I can see my house from up here!
I can see my house from up here!
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Siding slab boards milled to width
Siding slab boards milled to width
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Pallet boards for interior and soffit
Pallet boards for interior and soffit
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Getting close to done
Getting close to done
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Far end is done!
Far end is done!
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Bifold doors on front end
Bifold doors on front end
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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