Hi ya’ll – I’ve been away for a while (building MY shop and finishing MY house), but now need your learned opinions on pole barns – my first is happening soon.
I’m going to build an 80′ X 100′ pole barn, 40′ clear span along the center with flanking 20′ bays; all to hold construction and landscaping equipment. I’ve got teplephone poles and a mill to cut (my) timber for trusses. The rule here in GA is that you can build pole barns with your own green lumber.
I have been through the FH archive, and have a 16 page word document with the knowledge of the ages (at least since 1998).
Given all that, does anyone have further pearls of wisdom to drop on me about trusses or roof form? Is there any advantage to having a truss over a taller central bay (40′) with lower sheds abutting both sides? Is that easier to build than a continuous truss? How the heck would one handle an 80′ truss anyway?