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Pole barns (lean to)
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DP    Posted 06-15-2004 at 11:53:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have gotten an estimate on attaching a lean to to by existing pole barn. The length would be 36' and it would extend 12' out. (no sides) The contractor I contacted said he would need to use some type of wood for the roof that is very strong (and very expensive). Does anyone know if this wood is necessary? He quoted me $2600.00 which I think it high.

E. G.    Posted 06-15-2004 at 12:39:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
i had a 12x36 loafing shed built, materials and
labor was 2,114$ and i am happy with it. it was
up in two days.

JB    Posted 06-15-2004 at 12:35:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did one about that size as addition to pole shed, about 10 yr ago.. We used 2x4s and (as I recall) every 3rd or 4th one, doubled them. Worked for us, and is still standing. We no longer live there, but in passing, see it's still standing straight and even. The cost at that time (strictly a do it yourself) was some less than 1/3 of your quoted price. I do realize everything has gone up.

toolman    Posted 06-15-2004 at 12:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
im doin a leantoo off the side of mine going to be about 18x40 and if it costs that much it isn,t going to get done, im using 2x8 and am gonna strap them and put tin on which i already have, i will have a pretty good slope so the snow weight won, t be a problem, the cost of tin has gone up alot,and of course you have to pay the fellow for his time and work, call a lumber yard and price out the materials you would need for the job, tell them what size and they will probably give you a cost estmate for the materials, then around here anyway, add about 40% for having someone build it for you.

Burrhead    Posted 06-15-2004 at 12:25:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
At that price the contractor must be using antique mahogony or old forest redwood. Must be a yuppie contractor.

I built a 12X36 milking shed and did'nt get over $2500 in it with a tin roof and all 4 tin sides, with 2--12X12 calf pens framed in and slatted with 2X6X12 rail boards.

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