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Do-It-Yourself Classic Farm Buildings
Uncle Howard's Barns is a do-it-yourself business that sells kits for building horse barns, arenas, garages, and even vacation homes and cottages. They encourage their customers to host an old-fashioned barn-raising with family and friends."
  Since the company's kits come with a step- by-step booklet to walk you through the assembly process, you don't have to be a master craftsman to put one up, they say.
  "Our products are designed to last 100 years and provide you with a beautiful and elegant building for generations," says owner Howard Horton.
  As for hosting a barn-raising, he says, "With preparation and planning, a barn-raising will leave you with a great sense of accomplishment and is one of those once-in-a-lifetime family experiences that no one will ever forget."
  There are seven styles of buildings to choose from and a wide selection of options can be incorporated into each one, such as cupolas, widow's peak roof, dormers, various styles of doors, windows, etc.
  Building costs range from $13.50 to $17/sq. ft.
  Siding options include board and batten, lap siding, stone, log siding, James Hardie siding, stucco, etc. Different foundation methods can also be used.
  The company's experienced drafting and sales staff guide buyers through the process of ordering a kit and adding specific features they want.
  "We've cut our design, engineering, and delivery time to 10 days on many of our ĉoff-the-shelf' ĉfast-track' building packages," Horton says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Uncle Howard's Inc., 10020 Hwy. 12 S.W., Rochester, Wash. 98579 (ph 866 662-2767 or 360 273-7816; sales@unclehowards.com; www.unclehowards.com).

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6