Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings


By Nick Engler

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$33.95 CAD


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Preserve history and save money by renovating, rather than replacing, old barns, sheds, and outbuildings. This practical guide shows you how to accurately evaluate a barn’s condition and execute whatever necessary repairs are needed. Offering clear step-by-step instructions for squaring up and strengthening the structure, restoring or replacing the roofing and siding, installing new windows and doors, and even adding electricity and plumbing, Nick Engler will inspire you to give your outbuildings a fabulous and functional new life.

  • “Engler shows how to evaluate a barn’s condition and what is needed to restore it to its original use or turn it into housing. Not only does this save money, but it also preserves structures with potential historic significance.” – Library Journal“If you don’t know where to start the renovation process, or that you even want to, read Renovating Barns, Sheds Outbuildings. You might well find that repairing the old barn is a far better idea than you first thought.” – Western Horseman“This volume provides the amateur woodworker with the skills and tricks a master brings to a project. Here is step-by-step advice on how to square and strengthen the structure, enlarge and modify the building, repair or replace the roofing and siding, install new windows and doors, and even add electricity and plumbing.” – Equine Journal“If you’re planning such a renovation, this is a must have for your library. But there’s also enough on barn construction and features to make it a handy reference if you’re building a new barn.” – Barb Crabbe, DVM, in Horse Rider magazine“…craftsman Nick Engler provides a basic primer on the various barn designs, as well as construction methods and foundation types.” – Better Homes Gardens’ Remodeling Ideas for Your Home“…helps owners of decrepit outbuildings determine the cost of renovation and then provides step-by-step advice on how to convert the structure into a functional living space.” – Timber Homes Illustrated

On Sale
Mar 15, 2000
Page Count
256 pages

Nick Engler

About the Author

Building is a passion that author Nick Engler pursues fully. He holds several patents on woodworking tools that he developed. He also likes to share his how-to knowledge with other builders. Engler has authored many articles on woodworking, construction, and home improvements. He is the author of Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. Engler is also a pilot, and is building his own 1902 Wright Glider replica.

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