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Today’s post will conclude the series on our prefab lofted barn building styles. Next up I’ll dive into the features of our Garages and Lofted Garages, as well as all of our cabins and tiny houses, but today is all about the Lofted Handyman Barn and why I think it is a great style of building for many different uses. First, here are the standard features that are included with the Lofted Handyman Barns.

Standard Features On Our Lofted Handyman Barns

  • 4×6 Pressure Treated Runners

  • 2×6 Pressure Treated Floor Joists on 16” Centers

  • ¾” Pressure Treated Subfloors

  • 2×4 Wall Studs on 16” Centers (24” Wall Stud Spacing on Metal Buildings)

  • 6’3″ Side Wall Height

  • 2×4 Roof Trusses on 24″ Centers

  • Stock Metal or Shingle Roof with Astro Armor Reflective Insulation or 7/16″ OSB Sheathing

  • Gable Vents On Each End Wall

  • Large Overhead Storage Loft

  • Three 2×3 Aluminum Windows w/Screens

  • 24″ Deep Interior Workbench

  • Single 4′ Wood Side Door (36″ Fiberglass Door on Vinyl Lofted Barns)

  • Double 36″ Wood Doors (Double Fiberglass Doors on Vinyl Lofted Barns)

  • Diamond Plated Doorway Thresholds

One Lofted Barn To Rule Them All

The Lofted Handyman Barn (or Lofted Handywoman Barn) is hands down the most versatile lofted barn style that we offer. Not only do you get the double doors on the end wall, but they also come with a single side door as well as three 2×3 windows and a workbench. In lieu of having a front loft directly over your head when you walk in the double doors, our Amish Mennonite builders crafted this style to have a deeper loft in the back of the building and large open area in the front.

The larger open area in the front gives you a working area that is designed for stand up overhead working type of tasks, while the single deeper loft in the back of the building allows for storage of longer items like dimensional lumber. The work bench also gives you a sturdy place to mount a vice and work on various projects at one time.

Lastly, having a separate door on the side of the building prevents the access issues I spoke about in the past regarding only having the doors on the end of the building (you constantly have to move items out of the way to access other items in the back of the building). For instance, let’s say you have removed the mower deck on your tractor so that you can sharpen the cutting blades. In the middle of the project you realized that you need to actually replace one of the cutting blades…well instead of tip toeing around your tractor, mower deck, and all the parts and tools that you have scattered around, you can just leave things as they are and head out the separate side door to run get a new blade.

Personalize Your Building For YOU

I can not emphasize this enough, but all of our prefab buildings can be customized to fit your specific needs. For example, maybe it makes more sense for you to have the double doors on the longer side wall and the single door on the end wall. No problem, we can do that. Maybe you don’t need the workbench and would prefer tiered shelving across the rear all. Sounds good, we can do that. Maybe instead of having the three 2×3 windows that are included with your Lofted Handyman Barn, you would prefer to just have fixed transom windows in each of the doors to let light in but keep “2-legged critters” out. Makes sense, we can do that.

My point is this, we are happy to talk about what your actual needs with the building are, what design and layout makes the most sense for you, what options will make this building YOURS, and our builders are happy to bring these ideas to life.  Our goal is to help you have a personalized building that has been designed and built specifically for you, providing decades of use and satisfaction. Check out our customization options to learn more.

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