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Barn and Shed Plans

When I first went looking for shed plans on the Web way back in 1997, I came up empty handed. These days, there are lots of folks offering barn and shed plans on the Web. Whether you're looking to build a little toolshed or nice-sized horse barn, you're bound to find the plans you need ...

Backyard Shed and Barn Guide

I've been running this little do-it-yourself sheds and barns website since 1999. It took me years to FINALLY get around to writing something more about the topic: The Backyard Shed and Barn Guide. This downloadable report will get you started on the right track to building your own backyard shed or barn. The ebook comes complete with excellent plans for building three different pole-framed sheds (from 10'x14' through 10'x22'), as well as a beautiful 22'x22' pole barn. You can read more about the The Backyard Shed and Barn Guide here.

There are Shed, Barn, and Garage Plans on eBay!

And not just some cheap plans (although it's true, you can find plenty of those), there are some gorgeous plans from the nice folks at Backroad Plans (and others):
* shed plans

* barn plans
* garage plans

Rockler Colonial Barn Plans

Rockler colonial barn
Rockler's distinctive colonial barn plans are available in 10 x 12, 10 x 16, and 10 x 20 sizes.

A Better Plan

Order direct from the Architect! Superb plans for pole barns, yard and garden sheds, equipment sheds, backyard barns, tractor and car barns, horse and animal barns, carriage houses and garages, all-purpose barns, live-in barns, cabins, cottages, and other outbuildings. Architects represented include Donald Berg and Andrew Sheldon.
Highly recommended.

Archway Press
- New York, NY
No sheds or barns, but more than 20 nice garage plans.

Barns by Gardner
- Fort Collins, CO
A goodly number of handsome horse barn plans (and a handful of sheds, too).

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Barn Plans

- Waimanalo, HI
Cool Napa barn, horse barn, gambrel barn, minibarn, gambrel barn house, and garage/shop plans. Widths range from 8-36 feet, Lengths from 12 to 60 feet. Nice designs, great folks.

BGS Plan Company
- Roseville, CA
A slew of barn, garage, and farm building plans.

Lots of interesting garages and larger structures.

Creative Homeowner Press
Inexpensive 8 x 8 barn style and shed roof shed plans, they also have a book of interest, entitled Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings

E.L A. Designs
- Mount Vernon, WA
Barn style (10 x 16, 12 x 16, 12 x 20 & 14 x 16)
Gable (8 x 10, 8 x 12, 8 x 20, 10 x 12 & 10 x 14) and potting shed plans.

Eli Townsend & Son
- Deep River, CT
Nicely drawn Early American inspired garage and carriage shed plans.

Lots of cool greenhouse stuff, as well as 12 x 16 gambrel mini-barn, shed roofed poultry shed and garden plans.

Free Shed Plans - SITE IS GONE! :(
Inexpensive shed and garage plans.

Michael Holigan
Gambrel, gable, saltbox, and simple shed plans from Somerset Publishing.

Homestead Design
A very nice selection of handsome gambrel, gable, and monitor barn and garage plans.

Hometime Shed Plans
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Jamaica Cottage Shop Plans

These folks design and build small buildings every day. Their exclusive plans offer aesthetically pleasing and proportionally styled rooflines, and include cut-out roof templates. Elegant plans for garden, studio, office, pool, and storage needs.

Jay Wallace's Ashland Barns
- Ashland, OR
A substantial array of barn, stable,
garage, and storage plans

Jer's Pattern Projects
- Marne, MI
A good-sized assortment of plans: gambrel,
gable, lean-to, saltbox, and fancy sheds,
as well as pole barns, greenhouses,
and garages. Inexpensive.

L & R Designs
- Kelso, WA
Basic gable (6x12, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 10x12, 10x14, 10x16, 12x16), gambrel (8x8, 8x12, 10x12), and saltbox (6x8) sheds. Inexpensive.

LL Shed Plans
- Kearney, NE
Saltbox, gable, gambrel, and misc. shed plans. Relatively inexpensive.

Niagara Designs, Inc.
- Niagara Falls,NY
Garden, gambrel, and potting shed plans, as well as a 16x18 pool/garden shed and a garden tractor garage.

Plans NOW Tool Storage Shed
8 x 10 gable shed with short loft

Popular Mechanics Storage Shed
10x16 colonial gable

Radix, Inc. (PlansPDQ)
- N. Charleston, NC
Basic gable, gambrel, and shed roof designs in a range of sizes.

Sheldon Designs
- Skillman, NJ
(Lots of really beautiful choices here -- I built my greenhouse/shed from their blueprints.)

Skunk Holo Mill
Marienville, PA
Nice gambrel, saltbox, gabel, lean-to, and custom designs. Widths and depths range from 8 to 16 feet (in two foot increments), depending on style.

Tanglewood Design
A dozen very cool playhouse (and castle!) plans.

Tech Art Barn Plans
- Rockville Centre, NY
A scrumptious collection of barn, carriage house, and pole-frame shed plans.

T J Designs
- Indianapolis, IN
Storage barn (8' x 8' through 8' x 14') and
unique barn style dog house plans.

- Van Nuys, CA
A handful of inexpensive plans for smaller sheds.

Virginia Decking
- Fredericksburg, VA

If you're restoring a car, truck, bike, or tractor in your shed, barn or garage, you'll want to check out Eastwood for the coolest tools.

If you sell shed or barn plans, and would like to see your Web site added to this page, please let me know via email. I would be happy to add your site, free of charge, as always ... :)

Updated 3/20/07


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Loading Ramps, Pt. II

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Loading Ramps

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Greenhouse Shed

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Still Time to Build That Shed Before Winter

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Potting Sheds

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More Free Storage Shed Plans

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The Tool Shed

September 8, 2005

Outdoor Storage Shed Uses

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Shed Building Season

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Shed Plans, Revisited

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Backyard Storage Sheds

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Building a Shed

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Free Shed Plans?

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Board and Batten Cedar Shed Siding

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(More) Storage Shed Plans

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Post and Beam Shed

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Shed Plans - How Big Is Your Door?

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Plans for my Shed

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Extreme Garden Shed Makeover

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Backyard Shed News

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Storage Shed: Build from Plans or Buy a Kit?

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Big Shed Plans

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