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This book takes the mystery out of small-scale construction. Monte Burch guides readers through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more.
Projects, which are offered with complete plans and instructions, include a pole barn, a horse barn, a greenhouse, a garden shed, a workshop, an equipment shed, a home office, an add-on garage, a guest house, a roadside stand, an insulated dog house, and more. With Burch's help, readers can create beautiful outbuildings, increase their property value, and save a lot of money in the process -- all with the satisfaction of doing it themselves. Paperback, 280 pages.
Taking the mystery out of the construction process, Monte Burch provides complete plans and step-by-step instructions for building more than 20 barns and outbuildings, including a greenhouse, equipment shed, horse barn, and even a small guest house. Stressing the adaptability and utility of the designs, this guide covers everything from initial planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, and plumbing. Save on construction costs, enhance your property value, and take pride in a job well done as you build your own custom-tailored barn.
A recognized authority on building and woodworking, Monte Burch has worked as a contractor, editor, freelance writer, photographer, and former assistant editor of Workbench Magazine. He is the author of more than sixty books with over a million copies in print, including Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects, Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters, and How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings. He lives in Humansville, Missouri.