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Farm Shop and Implement Shed
Farm Shop and Implement Shed

Farm Shop and Implement Shed

from Farm Mechanic magazine, 1927

This is the season of the year when many of the farm machines and implements are put away until next spring. All of the machines and implements should be given a thorough cleaning and stored under cover where they will be protected from the rain and snow, which do much to shorten the life and increase the cost of farm machinery.

An implement shed and farm shop that will pay big dividends during the life of the farm machinery is shown in the illustration. Here is space for open storage of wagons and other farm equipment, a garage for the car or tractor and a shop where the repairs that the machinery will need before being put in use next spring may be made.

The building is 20 feet wide and 76 feet long, large enough to house the machines and equipment usually found on the average farm. However, it may be extended if there be need for more storage space, or shortened if the need is for less. The building is weather-tight at the back and ends, and is faced away from the prevailing winds so that snow will not be driven through the open front. If the small added outlay is made, the whole may be closed with sliding doors, so that the weather cannot get in.

A concrete floor for an implement house such as this is worthwhile, as it provides a clean floor at all times and makes the work of repairing and cleaning the machinery more simple. Some small equipment such as a forge and workbench are installed in the shop section, while the floor in the garage is pitched to a center drain so that the car may be washed without trouble.

In addition to the floor plan of the implement house there is an architect’s cross-section, which shows the dimensions of the lumber used in the construction of the building and some of the details of construction. This will enable anyone familiar with building to erect this house. All of the lumber used is of standard dimensions all lumber yards carry.

Farm Shop and Implement Shed