Barn type buildings have grown in popularity for all sorts of purposes such as residential, commercial and storage for both commercial and residential applications. The high ceilings of the typical barn building makes it ideal for storage and with good architectural design or some good barn plans you can harness this beauty for your home.
Today I will outline the key differences of building a barn shed and a conventional garden or storage shed. Without considering these keys you could run into big trouble.
Key 1 Size
By and large a barn shed will be bigger than your normal storage yard shed or garden shed for your garden tools. This needs to be uppermost in your mind from the start of your project to finish as any mistakes you make will be magnified and have greater consequences.
Key 2 Roof
Generally your shed will need a pitch or ‘A’ roof to ensure fast water run off. Roof construction can be tricky and your calculations about the pitch and angles need to be spot on, not to mention the best types of wood to use.
Not to mention the load bearing capacity of your roof. . particularly if your climate gives your a lot of snow.
Key 3 Barn doors
The expression about somebody not being able to hit a barn door with a shovel tells you that barn doors tend to be big. . for ease of access and storage etc.
For this reason the design of your barn doors needs some planning but you can always purchase the doors rather than make them yourself.
You will still save a lot of money in constructing your barn and you can rely on a good set of barn doors provided you measure correctly.
The key to a successful shed construction is planning and a good set of barn shed plans. .
Step by step instructions, materials lists, illustrations and blueprints would also be a major bonus and a very smart investment considering the joy you will achieve from your finished barn shed.
You can learn more about barn plans, barn shed kits, pole barn house floor plans as well as plans for storage sheds and many other woodworking type issues at my site.