View Full Version : 40'x40' pole barn in south Ms


aubrey601
07-30-2011, 07:56 PM
Hey all, love this site.:bounce: I found it while looking for ideas for my own shop. Its a slow build I started back in January 2011. I lost the pics of the dirt work being done but I have the rest. Please give me your input good or bad thanks.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 08:07 PM
The slab is 5'' thick. 40' 3''x 40' 3'', 1.5'' tin ledge. I got the roof truss from a chicken house supplier up in Collins, Ms. 40' span that bolt to 6x6 post. The truss come with an overhang that i modified by cuting them off for a flush finish.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 08:27 PM
I got the post set by my self, what a chore.:eek: Even though it was January it was in the 80s that day. I got my grandfather and his tractor to set the truss in place. My stepfather and I framed up the rest of the shop.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 08:42 PM
I got the door and windows set and I put all of the wall metal on by my self. I got a few pieces out of order on the back wall but it all worked out. To give you an idea I'm 6'4''. the walls are 12' and the center is 16' to the bottom of the truss, 19' to the ceiling.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 08:56 PM
Trimmed up the metal and took some pics from my sisters backyard. I also got the roof on, I tried to do it by my self, what was I thinking?:headscrat I got my step father to help finish the roof.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 09:04 PM
I got the trim finished, rollup door installed, and clear tin on the walls. I also had 200 amp service brought in and got the 4 post lift installed. I purshased the lift from a muffler shop that was shutting down. It's a ben pearson lmt 9(9000lbs).

930dreamer
07-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Very nice build, what are your plans for the shop?

mws444
07-30-2011, 09:07 PM
Wow, looks very nice! That is a great size as well, are you going to do much finish work on the interior? You also gotta tell us what you are going to do in it.
I did a 24 x 30 years ago with a couple of helpers, now days I just don't have the time or the will to do much more than car projects.

Justanoldguy
07-30-2011, 09:07 PM
Good work there.
That is an ideal size.
I have a 40 x 40 area in my shop for working on cars.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks, I plan on doing vehicle maintenance, miscellaneous projects, and working on a few truck projects. I do plan on finishing the inside, I have started to frame up some interior walls and the bathroom. I'm also going to build a second floor in the back above the windows, 10'x16' with stairs coming down by the lift. Explaining the long build it has taken 3 years of planning and waiting:eyecrazy:. I have been busy at work lately and haven't taken any new pics.

aubrey601
07-30-2011, 10:00 PM
I grew up in a family of mechanics and love going to my grandfathers shop and helping him with one of his many projects. Here are some pics I could find of current project 98 gmc with air ride. It has a 4.3 soon to be replaced with a ls motor 4.8 or 5.3 in the near future( don't tell my wife). She would flip if she knew how much the concrete and dirt work cost. Thankfully she, my mother, and grandfather always get me something for my shop for my birthbday or christmas.

kengoff
07-31-2011, 01:55 AM
nice shop and build. what did you use to mount the 6x6 post mounts to the slab ?

Bruce4310TX
07-31-2011, 02:48 AM
You have a nice shop with all the hard work great job, what did you use to trim the metal on the sides circular saw ?

aubrey601
07-31-2011, 09:41 AM
I used 6x6 simpson strong tie ABU66 post base attached to 14''x3/4'' j-bolts in the slab and lag bolted to the post. I borrowed my uncles electric nibbler to trim the metal, that thing works great.

Nighttrain
07-31-2011, 09:44 AM
Nice build and welcome to GJ. Nice to have all that family around to help!

aubrey601
07-31-2011, 10:55 AM
I checked out your build, very nice I would love to have done an all metal building but it wasn't in the budget.

Captain Gator
08-19-2011, 10:23 PM
Great Build!!! What was your cost? I am in the Central MS area and considering a new build soon.

aubrey601
08-21-2011, 09:24 PM
The dirt work cost about $2500 it was over 400 yards of clay. I did all the work for the slab including the material myself except for the concrete finishing, $900 for materials, 30 yards concrete @ $86 yrd=$2580, and $0.45 sq ft @ 1600'sq=$720 finished. The roof truss cost $1325 for 5 sections @ latco in Collins, Ms. The building materials were around $1000 and the metal was $4000. The grand total $13025

aubrey601
10-04-2011, 07:46 PM
I got some updates, I built 16'x2'x8' shelves and a 16' work bench(work in progress). I also reorganized the shop a little.

aubrey601
10-04-2011, 07:56 PM
I installed four of the 8' tandem lights i got from home depot.( they killed my radio signal, I still get three of the 6 stations I reguraly listen too). I used stainless wire I had to hang them and raised the ones above the lift.

aubrey601
10-04-2011, 08:02 PM
Here is a cheap oil changing kit I found at the local thrift store and a 400 sbc to be rebuilt for my 98 gmc. I'm going to use the factory computer and 4l60e trans. I'm also going to redo the air ride on the truck.

Deltarat
10-05-2011, 12:09 AM
I thought I was looking at my shop. I have a 30x62 that looks almost like yours. When I had a business in Hattiesburg,I looked at those trusses in Collins. I put up osb on the walls as you did, but mine is insulated. I also built shelves just like you did.
I had a company build mine. I was going to do it, but after I priced all the materials, they put it up for $1000 more and I did not have to touch it. It would have taken me a couple of months to do it and they did it in a week. I was 105* that summer too. It has pretty much the same trusses that you have.
Where are you located?

aubrey601
10-05-2011, 09:47 AM
I thought I was looking at my shop. I have a 30x62 that looks almost like yours. When I had a business in Hattiesburg,I looked at those trusses in Collins. I put up osb on the walls as you did, but mine is insulated. I also built shelves just like you did.
I had a company build mine. I was going to do it, but after I priced all the materials, they put it up for $1000 more and I did not have to touch it. It would have taken me a couple of months to do it and they did it in a week. I was 105* that summer too. It has pretty much the same trusses that you have.
Where are you located?

I'm located in Poplarville, I use to work in Hattiesburg as well. I did insulate the walls with R19. sorry some pics are blurry.

Deltarat
10-05-2011, 10:00 PM
I am up in the Delta now.
I put heat and air in mine and love it. I would like to put some more insulation in mine to cut the power bill and cut the cool down and warm up time.

cajunfirehawk
12-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Good job, I live in Picayune and want to do one in 2012, glad to see some "locals".
Priced "farm barns" out of Hattiesburg and also found a co in Ark that will do a 30x40x10 for $12,900.00, 30x50x10 for $15,700.00 which includes cement, insulation, all metal work doors and windows. W/the price of cement those seem like good deals but I like how you did your posts above the cement and not in the ground, concerned about termites. Should I be?

jktruck150
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Looks good man!

aubrey601
12-13-2011, 08:18 PM
Good job, I live in Picayune and want to do one in 2012, glad to see some "locals".
Priced "farm barns" out of Hattiesburg and also found a co in Ark that will do a 30x40x10 for $12,900.00, 30x50x10 for $15,700.00 which includes cement, insulation, all metal work doors and windows. W/the price of cement those seem like good deals but I like how you did your posts above the cement and not in the ground, concerned about termites. Should I be?
Thanks, the guys that do the farm barns out of Hattiesburg are actually based out of Poplarville, one of them is my neighbor. I didn't like the idea of the post being in the ground either. Over a period of time the post will rot and i don't plan on having to replace them, termites are not a problem with treated wood.

aubrey601
12-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Looks good man!
Thanks

aubrey601
01-13-2012, 09:10 PM
I have finally gotten around to organizing most of my stuff and reorganized things. I keep changing my ideas and wished I had done something different, but this will do.

bighammer
01-13-2012, 11:59 PM
I live between mt olive and collins just about 3 miles from the place you got your tursses from. good build.

cajunfirehawk
01-15-2012, 01:07 AM
Can you PM me the name of the person who did your concrete work? Also how long were your posts? I'm about ready to get this going...Thx.

chickenknob
01-15-2012, 01:10 AM
Looks good all the way from north ms!!

aubrey601
01-15-2012, 05:21 PM
Can you PM me the name of the person who did your concrete work? Also how long were your posts? I'm about ready to get this going...Thx.

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