About the book
Building your own barns and outbuildings offers many benefits, perhaps the most obvious being the money you can save. About half the costs of any building project is the labor, and, by doing it yourself, you can construct your building more economically, or even put up a larger building on the same budget.
But another important benefit of building it yourself is the satisfaction that comes from improving your own landscape and surroundings. A well-constructed barn, shed, or outbuilding can be a source of pride for many years -- and will also enhance the value of your property.
In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes readers step by step through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself instructions on framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more.
About Monte Burch
A recognized authority on building and woodworking, Monte Burch has worked as a contractor, editor, freelance writer, photographer and former assistant editor of Workbench Magazine.
He is the author of more than sixty books with over a million copies in print, including Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects, Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters, and 64 Yard & Garden Projects You Can Build Yourself, which has sold over 250,000 copies.
He has also written How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, which was the first-place book winner in the 1993 Stanley National Home and Workshop Writers Association writing contest.
Many of Monte's articles have been featured in various outdoor and how-to publications, and he is a member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, Southeast Outdoor Writers Association, and National Association of Home and Workshop Writers.
Together with his wife, Joan, Monte owns and operates a book publishing house called Outdoor World Press, Inc. He lives in Humansville, Missouri.b