Free LSU Building Plans

Free LSU Building Plans

Louisiana State University has put together an excellent website packed with countless building plans available for free PDF download.  If you are the do-it-yourself type, this is a site that you should definitely bookmark!

Just to give you a very small sampling of the plans and projects that are included:

  • Gates.
  • Barns.
  • Corrals.
  • Feeders.
  • Dairy parlors.
  • Rearview mirrors for tractors.
  • Walk-in refrigerators.
  • Roadside fruit stands.
  • Trailers.
  • Composters.
  • Greenhouses.
  • Chicken coops.
  • Cabins.
  • Canoes.
  • Beehives.
  • Doghouses.

The PDFs are simply diagrams—they do not contain step-by-step directions.  However, dimensions are provided.  With a little bit of building know-how, you should be able to get started without too much trouble.

While some of the plans are a little overkill for most country families (need an auction barn?), many of them will provide useful ideas for your construction projects, whether large or small.  Highly recommended site!

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.