Renovating Barns Sheds & Outbuildings

Nick Engler

ISBN 10: 1580172164 / ISBN 13: 9781580172165
Published by Storey Books, Pownal, VT, 2001
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Renovating Barns Sheds & Outbuildings by Nick Engler. Published by Storey Books, Pownal, VT, 2001. 1st Edition1st Printing. Paperback. Size 4to (up to 12'' tall). Condition: Nr Fine. Slight edge wear, content excellent. 247 Pgs. ISBN 1580172164. LCCN 00-026378. From the foundation up, the author takes the reader through the process of renovating existing outbuildings. Step-by-step advice on how to square and strengthen the structure, enlarge or modify the building, repair or replace the roofing and siding, install new windows and doors, even add electricity and plumbing. Covers complete restoration techniques for frame, pole, post-and-beam, and masonry structures. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 16076. Bookseller Inventory # 16076

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Title: Renovating Barns Sheds & Outbuildings

Publisher: Storey Books, Pownal, VT

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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Preserve history and save money by renovating, rather than replacing, old barns, sheds, and outbuildings. This practical guide shows you how to accurately evaluate a barn’s condition and execute whatever necessary repairs are needed. Offering clear step-by-step instructions for squaring up and strengthening the structure, restoring or replacing the roofing and siding, installing new windows and doors, and even adding electricity and plumbing, Nick Engler will inspire you to give your outbuildings a fabulous and functional new life.

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Preserve the original charm of any outbuilding while making it usable again!

From the foundation up, from the walls in, and from the roof down, craftsman Nick Engler shows you how to save money, history, and architecture when you renovate or restore, rather than replace, you barn, shed, or outbuilding. You'll learn how to square and strengthen the structure, repair or replace the roofing and siding, enlarge and modify the building, install new windows and doors, and add electricity and plumbing. Engler also includes practical information on how to evaluate an old structure in light of current building codes.


Nick Engler is quite simply one of the best how-to writers in the woodworking and home-improvement fields today. He is a master at showing you how things work, and a writer who will make you laugh and make you think. (Christopher Schwarz, Popular Woodworking)

Engler's experience as a woodworker and teacher shines through with straight forward text, clear drawings, and invaluable tips. (Mario Rodriguez, author of Traditional Woodwork: Adding Authentic Period Details to Any Home)

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