20×30 Sugar Shack Barn Plans

sugar shack barn

These 20×30 Sugar Shack Barn Plans are perfect for a hobby farm or homestead.

There are 4 bents and 3 bays in this barn with 18′ 4″ of clear span. You will have 1200 square feet including the loft and it will only take up 600 square feet of space on your property. This utilization of space is perfect for the homesteader who wants to start growing thier own beef or milking thier own cows, while storing thier feed and tools in the above space.

This barn can comfortably house a few cows or a small herd of goats. It would also make a great space to hold feed for your chickens, hay, straw, or even a small tractor or lawnmower.

When your herd begins growing you will find it easy to build an additional lean-to on this barn, making it perfect for the homesteader who has plans to expand in the future.

Need bigger? Check out the barn plans store to see our larger barns!

Can you picture this barn on your property?

Check out the video below for a virtual tour of this beautiful beginner’s barn and imagine what it would look like on your homestead. Skip to the end to see pictures from this barn being built.

Want to see barns built by other members? Check out the Barn Geeks group to see the progess of others who have started the process!

You can get the plans to build this barn, plus our entire library of barn plans included with your membership.

Become a Member to Download These Plans now!

Solid Steel Plate Timber Brackets

We have put together all the hardware you need to build this majestic post and beam barn! All the plates, brackets, and timber screws are there.

Learn more details and how to get your DIY Hardware Kit...

steel hardware

Hardware Kit for this barn includes….

16 T plates

13 U brackets

175 ct 3/8” x 8” RSS

500 ct 5/16” x 5 1/8” RSS

550 ct 5/16″ x 4″ RSS

Request a quote by email [email protected] with your name, address, and the barn you are interested in.

Hardware Pricing

 

4 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$44.99 per piece Bare Steel
$52.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

6 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$44.99 per piece Bare Steel
$52.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

T plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$54.99 per piece Bare Steel
$62.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

Plus plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$64.99 per piece Bare Steel
$72.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

U brackets
$54.99 per piece Bare Steel
$62.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

2-Stage U brackets
$64.99 per piece Bare Steel
$72.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

*Due to supply chain issues we no longer include bolts/nuts with plates or brackets.  We recommend using local sources, like TSC (tractor supply) or online sources like Bolt Depot.

*shipping is not included

We also offer RSS Screws:
3/8" x 8" RSS (Timbers)
250 ct $349
5/16 x 5 1/8" RSS (Purlins)
250 ct $149
5/16" x 4" RSS (Girts)
250 ct $129

Step 1: Understanding the U Bracket

Read More about Post and Beam Barn Kits below.

Cutting Timbers in Advance: What is the best size to cut?

Cutting Timbers in Advance: What is the best size to cut?

Question: Aaron- Thank you for all the helpful info on your website. I just recently purchased a bandsaw mill and am going to start cutting timbers for later use. I am years away from thinking about a specific barn design but know I want to create these post and beam...

read more
Barn to Barndominium, The Secret’s in the Loft

Barn to Barndominium, The Secret’s in the Loft

Hey guys, Barn Geek here. This knee wall is one of those difficult things to translate from plans to real-world scale. That knee wall on the plans looks short, and people might think they won't have much room. I am approximately 5 foot 10, or 5 foot 8. This is our...

read more
Taming SPRING POLE Widow-Makers for a Safer Timber Harvest

Taming SPRING POLE Widow-Makers for a Safer Timber Harvest

As you harvest timbers for your barn project you will inevitably encounter a very dangerous situation in the woods called a Spring Pole. There are videos on youtube that discuss spring poles but most of them approach it by using two different cutting techniques. DO...

read more
Is Cottonwood any Good?

Is Cottonwood any Good?

Hey, folks! Barn Geek here, and in today's video, we're tackling the installation of these floor joists. You might remember seeing them in a previous video where we showcased these Cottonwood floor joists. It's been a couple of weeks since we installed them, and...

read more
The 15 Dollar Concrete Pier

The 15 Dollar Concrete Pier

In today’s video, we’ll be pouring more concrete piers for the footings of the lean-tos in our Timber Frame Barn project. So, let’s dive into making our own sonotubes using a plastic barrel. A 15-gallon barrel will yield about a 14-inch sonotube. Measure 12 inches for...

read more
Trammell: 60×60 Gable Horse Barn in Arkansas

Trammell: 60×60 Gable Horse Barn in Arkansas

Jared Trammell Posted to the Barngeeks DIY Facebook Group 2/22/23 60’ x 60’. Oak frame, pine and oak girts and purlins, pine decking, oak board and batten sides, 12’ bent spacing. Horse barn plans with several mods. I asked a bunch of questions before starting. Many...

read more