Summary: Practical Pole Building Construction covers all aspects of constructing a pole building from designing and planning to final construction. With sections on pole selection, design considerations, site analysis and preparation and how to frame everything this book will have you building in no time. The book also includes six original plans for everything from a barn and garage to different style houses letting you get right to construction if you don't want to come up with your own design.
This book has a lot of practical information regarding building your own pole structure. The book is a bit dated (published 1985) so I don't think that many of the suppliers listed in the book are still in business. I also think that pressure treated wood is not a very permie product so I would rather see other methods of treating the poles that are going into the ground. I do like that the book talks about designing with solar gain in mind and even includes sun charts for different latitudes. It also has some really good charts in the appendix showing different feed storage needs as far a weight and volume goes. All in all a good book but it could use a little updating.
"Instead of Pay It Forward I prefer Plant It Forward" ~Howard Story / "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir