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Customers' Shop and Studio Plans

Are you thinking of building an unusual structure as your new hobby shop, garden barn, home office, studio or workshop? Architect Don Berg's small pole-barn blueprints are all designed to be easily modified to fit your needs. Scroll down this page to see a few of the beautiful little buildings that customers and their contractors created with the help of Don's plans.

"We ordered plans from you of your Ashokan Barn design. It was built over the winter, painted this past Spring and landscaped last summer.  We get many compliments...it is a structure that demands both your respect and admiration.  We absolutely love it!" - C. and E.B - Middlebury, Connecticut

Click on the photos to learn more, to see what the original stock plans look like and to find out how to start on your own custom barn, garage, workshop, studio or...whatever.

A Custom Woodshop built with the help of architect Don Berg's stock Walnut Pole-Barn Plans.

Walnut Woodshop - The woodworker who converted our Walnut Barn into this backyard workshop displayed his talent with beautiful custom wooden doors and decorative trim.

 

A Combination Garage, Shed and Loft Office - This customized version of  the Cold Spring Barn was built in Wisconsin from inexpensive, stock pole-barn plans by architect Don Berg.

Cold Spring Barn and Backyard Office  This pretty little Wisconsin barn added a sheltering roof area and a finished loft to our standard plans. You can see the loft before and after it was converted into a home office.

 

The Hunter's Run Wine Tasting Barn in Hamilton, Virginia was created from inexpensive, stock pole barn plans. Click through to see how you might build your one-of-a-kind barn, garage, carriage house, retail shop, wood shop or backyard studio from architect Don Berg's plans.

Applewood Barn - The builders of the Hunters' Run Wine Tasting Barn in Hamilton, Virginia did an amazing job, inside and out. Click here to see more photos.

 

This beautiful little gift shop was built with the help of architect Don Berg's stock Ashokan Barn Plans. Click to see other examples used as garages, workshops and studios.

The Ashokan Barn was designed as a garage and workshop for a site in New York;s Catskill Mountains. But, a builder who purchased the plans used the basic structure to create this beautiful little gift shop.

 

The Almond Valley Barn in California. This is one of dozens of economical pole barns that can be built from architect Don Berg's stock building plans.

See more custom design photos. 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: Mini Barns, Pole-Barns, Horse Barns, Country Garages, Small Barns

 

 

 

Add Your Photos Here - If you've built a barn, garage or workshop from any of Don Berg's plans, please email snapshots to: editor@backroadhome.net

 

 

A Vermont Workshop - Stock plans for the Ashokan Pole Barn were customized by the owner to create this beautiful country wood shop.

This workshop in Perkinsville, Vermont looks just like the standard two-car version of the Ashokan Barn. But the owner/builder made some pretty dramatic changes. He used the exterior design only and changed his building to conventional stud-frame construction on a monolithic slab.

 

Are you planning a new garage, barn, workshop or backyard studio? Check out architect Don Berg's inexpensive, stock pole-barn plans at BackroadHomes.net

Maple Garage and Shop - Don Berg's standard Maple Pole-Barn plans come with a variety of add-ons for the sides. This owner chose a second garage and a workshop.

 

Candlewood Garden Barn - This beautiful gardener's potting shed, built in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is the stock Candlewood Mini-Barn with an added porch and a bunch of extra windows.

 

This Kansas Flower Shop, that was featured in Mother Earth News Magazine, is a custom version of architect Don Berg's Chestnut Pole-Barn Plan. Click to see how dozens of builders have created their own unique retail shops, barns, garages, workshops, offices, studios and sheds with the help of Don's plans.

Chestnut Flower Barn Plans - Our three-stall horse barn was built as a retail flower shop on a market farm in  Lawrence, Kansas. This building was featured in Mother Earth News Magazine.

 

A lumber mill in upstate New York uses the Walnut Barn for storage. It's built from stock pole-barn plans by architect Don Berg.

Walnut Workshop  - This work shop at a lumber mill in Clarence, New York, was built with a wide loft door and beefed-up loft floor structure to handle lumber storage.

 

Patrick McCombe, an editor at Fine Homebuilding Magazine, built this workshop at his Connecticut home. You can follow his progress, step-by-step and see how he did it at FineHomebuilding.com

Maple Barn Plans - Patrick McCombe, an editor at Fine Homebuilding Magazine, built this workshop at his Connecticut home. You can follow his progress, step-by-step and see how he did it.

 

 

 

"Everyone loves our barn, and comments on how it brings back the ole days of real barns." - A.S., Maryland

"Actually this plan order is for a second barn. I built the Ashokan barn on my property from a plan I purchased from you a year or so ago. It's an amazing little jewel and I get so many complements on it. ..... My neighbor asked me to get plans for him because he wants to build the barn on his property." -  R.W. , Holladay, UT

Have all blueprints reviewed by your building department or by an experienced building professional who knows local conditions, before you purchase or start to build. These plans may have to be modified by a local professional to suit your site's building code and weather requirements.

 

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