Outbuilding Plans from The University of Tennessee Extension
Photo: Library of
Congress, Historical American Buildings Survey
Download any of three
hundred designs and building details for horse barns, storage barns,
utility sheds, pole barns, small animal shelters, sheds, garages
and other practical outbuildings.
The University of
Tennessee Extension maintains a file of over 300 building and
equipment plans. Large scale printed plans are available by mail
to residents of the state of Tennessee, but reduced, 8 1/2"x11"
instant-download plans are free, online, for everyone.
Barn Plans and Farm Building Plans from
The University of Tennessee Extension Service
The free plans include twelve horse barns from a 16'x24'
two-stall to a 48'x98' design with an indoor exercise area.
There's a 60'x140' riding arena and a variety of structures for
livestock and small animals. The list of General Barns and
Utility Sheds includes twenty three designs of pole barns,
garages, equipment shelters, tool sheds, storage sheds and other
About These Cooperative Extension Plans: These plans
were developed over many years by engineers at U.S. Land Grant
universities. They are generally older plans that need to be
revised for today's construction methods, codes and standards.
They provide design ideas and conceptual information for
planning purposes. The plans were prepared through the USDA
Cooperative Farm Buildings Plan Exchange.
resist various forces from snow, wind, earthquake and use. They
also must adhere to local building and zoning codes. A local
building inspector, engineer, building supplier, or building
contractor can help you determine what is a safe and legal
building for your area.