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If you are thinking about building a pole barn on your own then good planning goes a long way toward saving time and money. I have compiled a comprehensive “As-Built” materials list in Excel and PDF formats. The list not only includes the exact amount of lumber used in the project (down to the board), it also includes everything from string, nails, screws, bracing, stakes, adhesive, concrete, and batter boards!
I have also created an “As-Built” three dimensional model of the barn in all the ridiculous detail my YouTube viewers have come to expect of me. I used Google’s modeling software called Sketchup. It’s free and it’s pretty awesome for a free 3D modeling software. You can download the free version by clicking here.
Finally, I created an annotated model where I labeled each board in the building that cross-references to the materials list. Using that information, you can tell exactly where each board in the materials list is used! It’s as close to instructions as you can get.