contractor in Hollister, California built the
Almond Valley Barn
as his equipment garage and office. He added big windows
and skylights in the loft to create a bright workplace.
The shed-roof garage on the right is an option. The
drawings include optional garages or workshops
that can be built on either side or across the back.
Bethany Garage -
This pole-frame garage has a wider dormer and deeper roof overhangs
than the standard design - just right for Colorado's snows. The
owner also added a dormer at back and created living space in the
From the front,
this Marshfield, Missouri garage looks just like the standard
Walnut Coach House. But, look
around back and you'll see that the owner added the optional back
shed for more storage and an extra garage door.
Maple Car and Tractor
Barn - How do you build a new barn to look like an antique one?
This Annapolis, Maryland builder used weathered boards for the
siding and doors and found antique hardware as the finishing touch.
customized version of the
Walnut Coach House,
constructed in Maryland. The builder used open shelters
instead of garages on either side of the main building.
Maple Backyard Barn
The woodworker who converted our Maple Barn into this backyard
workshop displayed his talent with beautiful custom wooden doors and
Maple Garage and Shop
Don Berg's standard Maple Pole-Barn plans come with a variety of
add-ons for the sides. This owner chose a second garage and a
There's no law that says that a pole barn has to look
like a box. Imagine this
when it is finished with a loft hatch and big barn
doors. Like all of the buildings you'll find here, it
combines the look of a traditional farm barn with
modern, economical post-frame construction.
Maple Barn or Garage -
Here's a standard Maple Barn, built in Maryland with a lowered roof pitch and some nice
Hobby Barn It's
not easy to convert a pole barn into a home. But, this owner liked
the workshop that he built from the stock Walnut Barn plans so much
that he made some changes and moved in.
combination garage, shed and workshop is a mirrored
version of the
Walnut Woods Barn,
built in Henrietta, New York.
Maple Barn Plans -
Here's a standard Maple Barn built in Texas hill country. It has
an optional carport/equipment shelter at left and a small
workshop at right. Plans for optional carports, shops, sheds and
extra garages are included with the stock drawings.
Maple Barn Plans
With stone, stucco and Mission-style wooden doors this builder
made his workshop look just right for its southwestern desert
economical solution to sheltering vehicles. This
Maple Garage was built
with two of the optional carports that are included in
the plan set.
Maple Barn Plans
Patrick McCombe, an editor at Fine Homebuilding Magazine, built this
workshop at his Connecticut home.
You can follow his progress,
step-by-step and see how he did it.
Bethany Coach House -
There is a lot of wooden siding and trim on the barns and garages
shown on this page. But, there's no reason that you can't use metal
siding and roofing. After all, these are all pole-barns.
Almond Barn Most
builders add options to the standard plans, but they all can be
simplified too. This garage, by the beach in California, was built
without windows and trim shown on the standard drawings.
Customer's Versions of Dozens of Architect Don Berg's
Small Barn Designs
built in Quebec, has cedar siding that will weather to a
dark gray in time. Plans are available only at
Car Barn - The
owner/builder of this car barn in Baldrson, Ontario owns two tiny
classic MG roadsters. They don't need full garage spaces, so he
extended the standard shed-roof side garage by two feet and built
two sets of small doors for them.
Applewood Barn - Like
many builders, the owner of this Johnson City, Tennessee pole-barn increased
the depth of the standard design to get more storage and loft
has an extra side garage on the right and an open
shelter or carport on the left. The standard
construction plans include a variety of add-ons that fit
on either side or across the back.
Walnut Garage This
big country garage is the standard design, customized with overhead
doors, a side carport, a cupola and finishes to match the other
buildings on the property.
Walnut Coach House
The owner/builder of this beautiful Craftsman style garage in
Victoria, British Columbia added deep roof overhangs to the standard
design, used trusses instead of conventional rafters and used cedar
siding and fantastic custom doors.
Applewood Barn - The builders of the
Hunters' Run Wine Tasting Barn in Hamilton, Virginia did an
amazing job, inside and out.
Click here to see more photos.
Almond Barn and Garage
This mirrored and customized version of the Almond Valley Pole-Barn is
being used as a model by its professional builder in up-state New
This Texas version of the standard
or Garage looks very
contemporary with galvanized metal siding and roofing.
Walnut Three-Car Garage.
The builder used the standard plans and added an
optional additional garage on one side.
was still under construction at the time of the photo.
It still needs gravel fill for the floor and outside
edges. The plan set is only available at
Walnut Barn, Garage and Workshop
plan set includes a 24'x24' main building with a loft.
Drawings for a variety of shed-roof additions for either
side or across the back let builders customize their
structure to meet their needs.
- Like this
homeowner in Maine, many builders choose to match the finishes and
details of their homes on their new pole-barns and garages.
Applewood Barn The stock Applewood plan set comes
with ten different optional sheds for the sides, but no wood shed.
This Connecticut owner/builder took care of that by adding the
custom woodshed at left.
Applewood Barn -
The builder of this barn extended the depth from 24' to 36'.
That's a very common modification for folks who need extra long
- This work shop at a lumber mill in Clarence, New York, was built
with a wide loft door and beefed-up loft floor structure to
handle lumber storage.
Photos Here - If you've built a barn, garage or
workshop from any of Don Berg's plans, please email