2015 Hobby Shop Building of the Year - 3rd Place

The featured building of 2015 is a hobby shop sitting on a beautiful home site with a custom home nearby. Its dimensions fit nicely on the lot and the building adds a lot of versatility. Currently, it is storing a restored 1948 John Deere tractor purchased by the building owner’s grandfather.

Post frame construction was the perfect option for this project because it offered design flexibility at a competitive rate. The porch construction would have been less feasible and more costly with steel.

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The Plan | 3D View

Size of building:

Width: 24 feet / 40 feet
Length: 24 feet / 50 feet
Total square feet: 2,576 feet



Wall color: White
Roof: Black



Post Size: 3-Ply 2×6
Post Spacing: 8′ on-center
Post Type: Glue Laminated (Glu-lam)
Foundation Type: Posts in concrete with insulated trenched footing
Truss/rafter Clear Span: 50′ clear span wood trusses
Metal: 29 gauge G-90 with Kynar 500 paint

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