How to Build an Inexpensive Pole Barn

This simple animal shelter, a versatile pole barn building for livestock animals, such as cows, sheep, goats, pigs or poultry, or livestock feed can be constructed in a few weeks. The article includes layout, materials and cost list, diagrams, stringers and trusses.



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Ellen Franklin in front of her completed barn.
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A pole barn is the most simple barn design. You can build one yourself with just a little know-how in using tools.
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Just a few of the myriad uses for storm clips in our construction.
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Materials List
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Positioning Poles
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Layout Lines
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The barn's roof.
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Truss plates
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Poles must be braced perfectly straight before the concrete is poured.
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