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Steps to building a pole barn
Adding wall mounted fans, an exhaust fan, finishing up insulation and now ready for sheetrock! I went with some cool and different ideas for ventilation in the shop that might be worth checking out. Read on for more!

Progress Report 20 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build


Steps to building a pole barn
Continuing the adventure on finishing out the shop. We painted the house to match, started hanging insulation, added more drainage, an inadequate portable air conditioner and spotted one (tiny) wild animal.

Progress Report 19 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build


Steps to building a pole barn
Despite being on the struggle bus this year, I have actually made a lot of progress! Just about finished framing, plowed some giant snow drifts, broke some things, fixed some things, and got the exterior lighting finished.

Progress Report 18 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build



Steps to building a pole barn
Death by 1,000 details. We have reached the point where I am doing a lot but it doesn’t look like much. Check out the progress for updates on framing, dirt work, and finishing up a couple of projects.

Progress Report 17 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build


Steps to building a pole barn
Making some HUGE progress. More final grading, framing the walls, and (more) electricity! Check this post out for lots of pictures and some stuff I screwed up along the way.

Progress Report 16 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build




Steps to building a pole barn
We bring in the big(er) guns to work on the final grade, septic riser, and trenching for gutter drains. There will be a large driveway and we need to make sure there is enough drainage to get all the water out and away from the foundation and septic systems.

Progress Report 14 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build


Steps to building a pole barn 1
Picture dump! Lots of progress and projects since the last update. This time we get electrical, trenching, drainage, and I drag a bunch of junk home from FB Marketplace!

Progress Report 13 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build


Steps to building a pole barn
Moving stuff in and starting to frame out the full bathroom! I share some valuable lessons that I learned while teaching myself how to frame a wall. I made some newbie mistakes, but I think it will work out in the end.

Progress Report 12 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build





Steps to building a pole barn
Today we finish up installing the foam, staple down the PEX tubing for the radiant heat, and set up the manifold. Also, the plumbers rough in for the shower, toilet, and sink!

Progress Report 9 – 30×48′ Pole Barn build