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Portable DIY Air Compressor

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2 CAR GARAGE - REVERSE GABLE E-PLAN (3)

  • Width: 24'-0" Depth: 22'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Alternative Foundations - Slab
  • Building height - 13'
  • Roof pitch - 5/12
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • Two 9' x 7' overhead doors
  • Roof overhangs garage door to protect from the weather
  • Handy side door
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This 2-car garage e-plan includes a complete list of required materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 24 feet by 22 feet.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 1.02MB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$200.00

THE BIG BOOK OF PRESERVING THE HARVEST

Step-by-step illustrated instructions, informative charts and a host of delicious recipes make this an indispensable kitchen reference. Covers freezing, canning, drying and pickling produce fresh from the market or garden.

$18.95

STRONG WATERS

Today's renewed interest in making wine and beer at home amounts to nothing less than a renaissance. No matter why you want to join the new generation of homebrewers -- to complement your cooking, to save money or simply for a truly rewarding hobby -- Strong Waters will tell you how.

In this do-it-yourself guide, Scott Mansfield makes a grand tradition accessible for today's enthusiasts. Beginners will welcome his tips for getting started inexpensively with everyday materials, and experienced hobbyists will be inspired by recipes for longtime favorites and forgotten delights, including:

  • Limoncello, the perfect digestif to conclude an Italian dinner
  • Perry, apple cider's sweeter cousin, made from pears
  • Jalapeño Wine, a healthy drink that doubles as a marinade
  • Rhodomel, an ancient Grecian mead flavored with roses and honey
  • Spruce Beer, a North American classic since colonial times
Worried that making your own spirits is complicated? Don't be! Strong Waters covers everything from the basics of bottling to the science of sweetening. It's surprisingly easy, and as eight pages of color photos illustrate, the results are tantalizing. Cheers!

$18.95

CHILDREN'S BUG KEEPER E-PLAN

  • Size - 8" x 2 1/4" x 6 1/2"
  • Your child can help build his very own bug keeper
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Children can help build their very own bug keepers! E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 8-by-2.25-by-6.5 inches.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 110KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$20.00