How to Build a Garage, Workshop or Small Barn: Do It Yourself Guides from The Family Handyman Magazine

The Editors of The Family Handyman Magazine demonstrate how to build a garage, a workshop, a small barn or just about anything else. Get their best tips on design, foundations, framing, sheathing and more.

How to Frame a Garage: A Do It Yourself Guide from

How to Frame a Garage  Follow a step-by-step guide, see lists of the typical tools and materials that you'll need, get helpful hints from a building inspector, then follow links to learn how to add roofing and siding.

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Get More Storage with a Bump-Out Addition  Create an economical storage nook for bikes, tools or just about anything else.

How to Build a Cupola  Build a 2'x2' rooftop cupola with detailed drawings and an illustrated building guide. Or, use the guide to help you envision, design and build a larger cupola.

How to Build a Gable Dormer  Here's a project that can add space, light, ventilation and character to any loft or home attic.

How to Wire a Garage, Barn or Shop  Learn how to safely run electricity in any unfinished building.


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Yard Barn Plans

Build the perfect little barn for your Backyard. Have a shelter for your lawn tractor and a big storage loft for all of your seasonal stuff. Or, build yourself the perfect backyard studio, workshop or hobby shop. Order inexpensive plans, by architect Don Berg, for practical, flexible, little pole-barns.


Inexpensive, Simple and Flexible Small Pole-Barn Plans and Pole-Frame Garage Plans bu Architect Don Berg

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