contractor in Hollister, California built the
Almond Valley Barn
as his equipment garage and office. He added big windows
and skylights in the loft to create a bright workplace.
The shed-roof garage on the right is an option. The
drawings include optional garages or workshops
that can be built on either side or across the back.
Almond Barn and Garage
This mirrored and customized version of the Almond Valley Pole-Barn is
being used as a model by its professional builder in up-state New
Chestnut Hill Horse Barn -
The graceful custom doors and archways of this little barn in
Boxboro Massachusetts open to horse stalls, a workshop and a loafing
This Texas version of the standard
or Garage looks very
contemporary with galvanized metal siding and roofing.
customized version of the
Walnut Coach House,
constructed in Maryland. The builder used open shelters
instead of garages on either side of the main building.
There's no law that says that a pole barn has to look
like a box. Imagine this
when it is finished with a loft hatch and big barn
doors. Like all of the buildings you'll find here, it
combines the look of a traditional farm barn with
modern, economical post-frame construction.
Hobby Barn - It's
not easy to convert a pole barn into a home. But, this owner liked
the workshop that he built from the stock Walnut Barn plans so much
that he made some changes and moved in.
combination garage, shed and workshop is a mirrored
version of the
Walnut Woods Barn,
built in Henrietta, New York.
Bethany Coach House - There is a lot of wooden siding and trim on the barns and garages
shown on this page. But, there's no reason that you can't use metal
siding and roofing. After all, these are all pole-barns.
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Don Berg's pole-barn plans and pole-frame country
garage blueprints have been used to help build retail stores, homes,
horse barns, lumber
mills, workshops, automobile collectors' garages, artists'
studios and more. Every owner and builder made choices of
options, finishes and colors to make their buildings special.
Some have added features that have transformed them into
unique custom designs. Check out more builders' photos:
Nice proportions help the
look great with metal siding, a metal roof and an inexpensive metal
The plan set for the
Horse Barns comes with nine different layouts for
builders to choose from. This Northern Michigan example
includes two stalls a covered grooming area and a
Applewood Barn - Like many
builders, the owner of this Johnson City, Tennessee
pole-barn increased the depth of the standard design to
get more storage and loft space.
built in Quebec, has cedar siding that will weather to a
dark gray in time. Plans are available only at
Walnut Barn, Garage and Workshop
plan set includes a 24'x24' main building with a loft.
Drawings for a variety of shed-roof additions for either
side or across the back let builders customize their
structure to meet their needs.
was still under construction at the time of the photo.
It still needs gravel fill for the floor and outside
edges. The plan set is only available at
Applewood Barn - The stock Applewood plan set comes
with ten different optional sheds for the sides, but no wood shed.
This Connecticut owner/builder took care of that by adding the
custom woodshed at left.
Applewood Barn - The builder of
this barn extended the depth from 24' to 36'. That's a very
common modification for folks who need extra long storage space.
The wooden frame of this
shows the combination of Post-Frame (Pole-Barn) lower
level and conventional rafter roof of all of Don Berg's
designs. The combination gives the economuy of pole-barn
construction with the extra space of a big storage loft.
Almond Barn Most
builders add options to the standard plans, but they all can be
simplified too. This garage, by the beach in California, was built
without windows and trim shown on the standard drawings.