(This may take a minute if there are a lot of photos in the series)
In June 2000 we featured the brand new Gambrel Mini-Barn Storage Shed of Byron Coker. Byron is a senior research engineer with the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Electronic Systems Laboratory in Atlanta, GA. He makes his home with his wife Shane and his daughters Blythe and Aubrey in the little town of Decatur, GA, about five miles East of Atlanta.
Byron started with our BarnPlans, Inc.® 8'x 12' Mini-Barn plans and then increased the length another three feet to 8'x 15' and attached a cool little wood shed on the side and a nice big light over the front door.
(Byron himself, will do the commentary)
These are views of the platform I built where we placed the barn. Our backyard is sloped and I had to level out a spot. Instead of digging out to level, I dug out just a little and then built the frame from PT lumber and back filled it to level with loose gravel.
Next I put together the floor. This shows the floor (along with my daughter). You can see how it sits on the foundation. The size of the barn I built is 8' x 15'.
Next we built the trusses. This show my father cutting out materials for the trusses.
This shows my next door neighbor helping to assemble the trusses. You can see a couple of completed trusses in the background.
Next we started framing the barn. This shows the walls almost complete.
This shows my neighbor working on the framing for the front of the barn.
This shows the framing complete (with trusses placed).
These pictures show views of the siding going up. I used concrete fiber board as siding. It worked very well. You can also tell that the roof is done. I didn't get any pictures of the roofing in progress (that's not very interesting anyway!).
Next I painted and was pretty much done.
Several views of the completed barn. You'll notice that I added a wood shed to the left side and a light to the front.
Byron, Shane, Blythe and Aubrey
"I'm VERY pleased with how everything turned out...... Your plans are great and very easy to use."
Well thanks, Byron..... you did a real fine job on your Mini-Barn and we know you'll get
many years of enjoyment out of it..... good work!!
You can go through the photos by choosing from the thumbnails up at the top.