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Learn how to build a shed, garage, barn, workshop, small home, home expansion or just about anything else with these free how-to guides. Or, learn enough about the construction process to follow your contractors' progress. Find out what you can do to help and to save big on building costs.

Free Do It Yourself Building Guides -  Build your own home, garage, workshop, barn, shed, deck or just about anything else with the help of these free guides. Free Do It Yourself Building Guides - Find out what you can do to save big on construction costs. Free Building Guides - Learn how to build a shed, a garage, a small home or just about anything else with these free how-to guides.

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General Building Guides

Carpentry & Building Field Manual  This downloadable text book is a basic training guide for US Army engineers who are responsible for the planning and construction of all types of buildings. It describes techniques and procedures for reading construction drawings, the preparation and use of a bill of materials, building layout, forming for concrete slabs and foundations, frame construction, finish carpentry, roof framing and much more.

Building Guides from Extreme How-to Magazine  If you're thinking of building all, or even just a small part of a new home, cabin, barn, garage or shed, you should take advantage of these valuable lessons.



Instant Download Barn, Shed, Workshop and Garage Building Plans at

Get 100+ Instant Download Building Plans Right Now: Garages; Barns; Sheds; Workshops  Get started on your new shed, cabana, barn, garage, car barn, hobby shop, carriage house, workshop or backyard studio right now. With one order for just $29.00 you can download professional construction blueprints for over one hundred different designs. You'll be able to download any and all of the plans right away and print as many copies as you need to get permits, to get contractors' bids and for construction. And, the set comes with a complete, 60 day, money-back guarantee. Just click on the underlined links above to see illustrations and photos, floor plans and satisfied customers' testimonials.


Free Home Building Guide

Durability by Design  HUD's downloadable guidebook covers basic concepts of durability and presents recommended practices - including numerous construction details and design data - for matters such as moisture management, ultraviolet protection, insects, decay, corrosion, and natural hazards.




Free Garage, Barn and Workshop Building Guides

Garage and Work Shop Building Guides from  Take advantage of these free, online guides to each stage of garage building, how-to advice, and building tricks and hints. With a wealth of how-to content, expertly moderated community forums, detailed project information and a vast amount of home improvement features, brings out the handyperson in everyone via a searchable database.

How to Build a Garage, Barn or Workshop  The Editors of The Family Handyman Magazine demonstrate how to frame a garage, a workshop, a small barn or just about anything else. Get their best tips on design, foundations, framing, sheathing, roofing, siding and more. And, learn how to extend any building with a pop-out addition, how to add light, ventilation and character to any loft with a dormer, and how to wire a building for electricity.

Do It Yourself Pole-Barn Building  Learn how to create an inexpensive pole barn as your storage barn, garage, animal shelter or workshop. this illustrated article by Steve Maxwell will show you how.

Garage Building Guide  Read Rona's guide to building a garage. Decide for yourself if garage building is a do-it-yourself project or if you should call in the pros. Rona shows you the materials, tools you'll need and the steps that you'll need to take to build a typical 16'x22' one-car garage.



Do It Yourself Sloar Panel and Wind Turbine Building Plans

Enjoy Free Energy Forever  Get free electricity from the sun and wind. Learn how to build and use your own inexpensive wind turbine generators and solar panels. Download an illustrated, step-by-step manual and watch easy-to-follow video instructions. Everything comes with a money-back guarantee.

Learn How to Save With Solar and Green Living Projects that You Can Build Yourself Download do-it-yourself plans and illustrated, step-by-step instructions that will let you build your own solar hot water heaters, photo voltaic panels, wind turbines, solar showers, solar heated hot tubs and more. One easy and inexpensive download does it all.


Free Shed and Backyard Building Guides

Shed Building eBook from Just Sheds, Inc.  Download a free, 31 page book with expert advice on how to build any type of shed. The ten illustrated chapters take you through the entire process one step at a time.

The Building Guide at MyStorageShed.Blogspot  This online guide will help you build an attractive 8'x8' gambrel roof storage shed or a similar shed in the size that you need.  The website presents step-by-step instructions, dozens of helpful photographs, building hints and safety tips.

Free Shed Building Guides  Build your own shed with the help of these illustrated, step-by-step lessons.

Rona's Free Shed Planning Guide  Learn how to choose the right style of shed and right location on your property. Check out all of the considerations before you order a kit or building  materials.




Free Building Details

Simple Building Details  Do you need some help with your building project? Here are some design ideas and construction drawings that you're welcome to use. They should work well on many different sheds, garages, workshops and small barns.

How to Build a Staircase  Stairs have to be designed and built carefully to be safe and durable. Learn how with this informative stair building guide by Doug Adams of Extreme How-To Magazine

How to Build a Cupola  Build a 2'x2' rooftop cupola with detailed drawings and an illustrated building guide from The Family Handyman Magazine. Or, use the guide to help you plan, design and build a larger cupola.

General Building Specifications - Owner/Builder Agreement  If you're using a contractor to help build, this simple one-page document can save you both hundreds or even thousands of dollars in misunderstandings. Review it with your builder, note any changes, sign it and staple it to any set of construction drawings that you're using.



Backroad Home Plans, Prefabs and Building Kits

Country Building Plans, Prefabs and Kits  If you're dreaming of a new home in the country, here's where you can start turning those dreams into reality. You'll find do-it-yourself building plans as well as contractors' blueprints for beautiful cabins, cottages and solar homes by top North American designers. You'll learn how to have a beautiful small house shipped right to your property as an easy-to-assemble prefab building kit. You'll also find a wide assortment of plans for complementing country outbuildings: small barns, pole-barns, country garages, sheds, horse barns, chicken coops, tractor shelters and much more.



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Woodworking and Wood Finishing Guides  Improve your skills. These how-to guides and demonstrations should help. They are all offered by woodwork pros and top publishers.

Free Building Plans

Free Building Plans  Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, barns, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, solar homes and backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself woodwork, home improvement and backyard project plans too.

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