Barns and Outbuildings: Plan With the Future in Mind

Plan your barns and outbuildings with the future in mind, says this long-time farmer, whose "small" operation has outgrown several barns and sheds — and isn’t done yet.


| November/December 2006


Learn how to plan your barns and outbuildings with future growth in mind. 

"It's not big enough!" was the first thing my dad said when I told him I was building a new equipment shed.

"But you don't even know what size it is," I protested.

"Doesn't matter. It's not big enough!"



Dad was right. No matter what we've bought or built for storage on our little farm in southeastern Pennsylvania over the past 22 years, it's never quite big enough. That happens sooner, rather than later, since there is an endless and ever-growing list of stuff to get under cover and protect from the elements. Storage is an age-old problem down on the farm.

"It will not always be summer: Build barns," Hesiod, the ancient Greek poet, admonished in his Works and Days nearly 3,000 years ago.

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5/15/2018 9:35:22 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)








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