Erecting a Pole Building

If you need an affordable, sturdy house for yourself or shelter for livestock, a pole building is a good option.

pole building - fig 5
In effect, poles are the foundation of a pole building; choose them carefully. To determine the correct length, add the desired depth of the pole below ground to your eaves' height, plus a foot. For poles in a gable end, add enough so the truss can be nailed to them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff