Readers will learn to save money, history, and architecture simply by renovating and restoring rather than by replacing their old outbuildings. From the foundation up, from the walls in, and from the roof down, craftsman Nick Engler, author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking, construction, and home how-to, takes readers through the process of renovating existing outbuildings.
Engler gives seasoned advice on how to square and strengthen the structure, repair or replace the roofing and siding, enlarge and modify the building, install new doors and windows, and add electricity and plumbing. He also includes practical information on how to evaluate an old structure in light of current building codes and how to then preserve the original charm of any outbuilding while making it usable again. Paperback, 247 pages.
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Engler shows how to evaluate a barns condition and what is needed to restore it to its original use or turn it into housing. Not only does this save money, but it also preserves structures with potential historic significance. Library Journal
If you dont know where to start the renovation process, or that you even want to, read Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. You might well find that repairing the old barn is a far better idea than you first thought. Western Horseman
This volume provides the amateur woodworker with the skills and tricks a master brings to a project. Here is step-by-step advice on how to square and strengthen the structure, enlarge and modify the building, repair or replace the roofing and siding, install new windows and doors, and even add electricity and plumbing. Equine Journal
If youre planning such a renovation, this is a must have for your library. But theres also enough on barn construction and features to make it a handy reference if youre building a new barn. Barb Crabbe, DVM, in Horse & Rider magazine
craftsman Nick Engler provides a basic primer on the various barn designs, as well as construction methods and foundation types. Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Ideas for Your Home
helps owners of decrepit outbuildings determine the cost of renovation and then provides step-by-step advice on how to convert the structure into a functional living space. Timber Homes Illustrated