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April 23, 2014

Using Pole Barns as Workshops

People are finding many uses for pole barns. What use to be a simple storage shed has now become an extremely versatile structure that can be used as a storefront, a residence and a hobby or workshop. People who don't have enough room in a basement or don't have use of a garage will want to build a pole barn to use as a workshop.

Depending on what you use your workshop for, from custom woodworking to car and motorcycle repairs, it is important to do this work in a place that has the space you need to work comfortably. It's not practical to try to turn a room in your home into a workshop since the noise and mess will tend to spread and become a problem for other members of your family.

However, using a pole barn kit to construct your own personal workshop will solve your space problems and give you an excellent place to get work done.

When planning a workshop, give careful thought to what you will need so you can order the kit that meets your expectations. Depending on the type of workshop you will use, you may need separate rooms that are safely divided. You may have some rooms that will be used for welding, painting, sawing and testing and it is important that each space is separated.

Having everything in one large room can lead to paint being sprayed on the wrong parts, sparks from welding doing damage to glass and other hazards that can be avoided with the right separation. You will also want a space that can show off finished products, be it a refurbished motorcycle, wood dining table or blown glass art. Pole barns are an excellent idea for a workshop but only if you plan ahead and design it in such a way that you have the room to work where you need it.

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