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  • Post/Beam Gambrel Roof Shed Plans

    To me the post/beam type construction is the way to go for a DIY shed in the 200SF size. I don't want to do a lot excavation but still want a concrete floor and ground level entrance. And out in the country the gambrel roof is both attractive and very usefull. I've googled for hours and can't find any plans for such a shed or small barn. It's like they've never heard of post/beam. Anybody
    found anything like this they would like to share?

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    Re: Post/Beam Gambrel Roof Shed Plans

    I'm not gonna go search heavily for you, but maybe this one can help. But you should be able to just design it yourself, but make dang sure your building inspector gives you the ok...

    http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/c...ctionplans.htm
    Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

    http://www.contractorspub.com

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      Re: Post/Beam Gambrel Roof Shed Plans

      I realise that a "pole" type shed, is not a POST and BEAM building, but is similar in some forms,

      IF I read your post your wanting to build in the 200 sq foot area,

      This is my experience,
      I built a small chicken house, son in law gave me some take off tin, slight hail damage from a large farm building, and I figured I will build me a small "pole" shed, I think it was 12 x 16 or so, posts 4x4, made up of pressure treated 2x4s, every 4' and used some 2x10 or 12 for main rafters, do not remember right now. and then put 2x4 up around it at 32" spacing to attach the tin to, and then pored a concrete floor in the center, (this was shed roof).

      when I was said and done on that small of a building I use as much or possibly even more lumber when it was said and done, than if I would have built conventional construction,

      now if you have your "timber" and it is free and clear, and have not another possible use for it, I say go for it, but if your purchasing the lumber you may want to do a cost comparison and my guess is you will save money by going stick framingl construction.
      and use Gussets to make the rafters similar to a truss rafter, or like many of the sheds that are made to day,
      not plans but possible ideas,
      http://www.manchestervictorians.com/...cto_000006.htm

      http://www.mystictimberframers.com/barns.html

      http://hearthstonehomes.com/html/pg-htb-res.html

      http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/hrvr/essays/gabler/

      http://www.barnplan.com/outbuildings-free-plans.html

      http://www.ebackroad.com/0habs-smallbarndesigns.html

      http://www.google.com/search?num=100...+Gambrel+Roof+

      possible organization that may be able to help
      http://www.barnalliance.org/document...0Issue%201.pdf
      Last edited by BHD; 02-18-2008, 11:22 AM.
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