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12x16 Barn Shed with Porch

Here's a neat 12x16 barn shed with side porch built by one of my customers John Miller.

John Miller's Neat Barn Shed

barn shed12x16 Barn Shed with Porch

This is what John had to say about the construction:

"These plans were exactly what I was looking for and were easy to modify to fit my work shop and storage needs. I modified the roof gussets and added purlins' for additional strength. I chose a metal roof for ease of maintenance and spruced up the deck posts to add visual appeal to the building. I have included the purlin modification view and finished pictures.

Great plans, my neighbors asked when we are having the 'open house party' and I get a lot of great comments from those who view the building from the walking track at the rear of our property".

John did such a beautiful job building this shed! The plans show a shingled roof but John modified the construction by building his barn with a metal roof. The metal roof offers very low maintenance and this is a great idea. In order to do this he also modified the truss gussets by adding purlins for additional strength.

barn shed modified gussetsModified Gussets for Added Strength

Pre-built Barn Shed Trusses

Construction of a roof is so much easier using trusses as opposed to stick framing with a ridge board and Johns modification of the truss gusset plates was a really neat idea.

barn shed gussets with purlins addedModified Gussets with Purlins

This small barn also features a custom built side door or you can add a pre-hung exterior entry door as John did here. He also added 2 windows to either side of the door.

barn shed with entry door and windowsFront View with Side Entry Door and Windows Added

Thanks again Mr. Miller for sending me these great pictures of your barn shed project! You have done a wonderful job with the construction and selection of colors.

Plans for this barn shed can be found here.

More barn shed plans

Some Helpful Building Resources

www.diynetwork.com

Resource of construction techniques and installation method for everything from foundations to finishes.

www.b4ubuild.com

This is a great resource for information about residential construction

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