179 Barn Designs and Barn Plans

Let these 179 Barn Designs and Barn Plans inspire you to create the perfect barn you need, even if you don't know exactly what kind of barn you want.  

The beauty of these barn designs is that they are fairly open leaving you many options.  No need to work around big load bearing walls as the loads are carried by the heavy timber framework of the post and beam barn.
There are many possibilities with these barn plans.  They have bent spacing that can be utilized many different ways.  You are only limited by a few simple design elements.

Below and to the right you will find several different barn designs. Feel free to browse and dream about your barn.     

Your barn plans contain 10 or more pages including:

Cover Page with load and design specs.

Elevation Drawings

3D Frame Drawings

Bent Details (2-3 pages) This is the major framework of the barn.  

Post Layout

Roof Framing Detail

Loft Framing Plans

Joinery Details 

Steel Plate Specs

Your Barn Plans also include an e-guide titled “How to Build Your Post and Beam Barn” 

This e-guide takes you through the construction process step by step.  It is full of illustrations and instructions including:

Site Prep and Foundation

Storing and Handling Your Lumber

Barn Frame Construction

Installing girts and purlins, board and batten siding, loft decking, and roof sheathing.

Finishing touches and painting or sealing your barn.

Basic Barn Designs


Our Gambrel Barn Plans are inspired by old Gambrel barns found in Gratiot County Michigan.

The Gambrel roof came into popularity after the Civil War. Many farmers replaced the Gable roof on there barn with a Gambrel roof to allow for more hay loft storage space.

So what does this mean for you?

More head room and the maximum amount of storage for your things.

The Gambrel roof barn is truly an all American Barn.

Your Gambrel barn plans come with all the construction drawings needed to build your barn. It includes a full materials list. These designs come in many sizes including 22x30, 30x50, and 40x60.


Our Gable barns are inspired by the high pitch gable barns found in western Michigan.

The Gable has a 10/12 pitch roof and comes with a materials list and construction plans.

Hightop Horse Barn

These High Top barn is the perfect barns for all your horses and other livestock.

It includes 16' high center with loft for hay storage.

With 2 sliding doors on the Gable ends you can drive a tractor or skid steer all the way through making cleaning and feeding a breeze.

Store your hay above and drop bales down when it is time to feed.

Close one of the stalls off and make a tack room with an entry door to the outside.

The possibilities are endless with this classic!  There is a reason our forefathers had horse barns like these....

They just made life easier!

Teton Barn Designs 

Our Teton Barn is inspired by the majestic antique barns of the Teton National Forest.  

Even More Barn Designs and Barn Plans

If all of that isn't enough to get those wheels of inspiration spinning.  Here is a classic Book of Traditional Barn Plans from almost 100 years ago.  These are truly one of a kind plans, that are just downright awesome!  

Download these books and browse to your heart's content.  Then give us a call, and we can help you make those dreams come to reality.  

Click on the links below to find the barn plans:

Here is your free copy of the Barn plans book. 

Here is your free copy of the Barns and Outbuildings book. 

Here is your free copy of the Barns and Farm buildings book. 

Free Pole Barn Plans for Farmers From Iowa State University. 

Free Pole Barn Plans for Farmers From Iowa State University.

How to build the 20x30 sugar Shack for under $12k!  

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