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Reroof Coast Guard Station in Bellingham Washington

Spane Buildings recently completed this metal reroof for the Coast Guard Station in Bellingham, WA.

The materials for the metal roof were manufactured by Nu-Ray Metals. The roof features an 18 inch, 24 gauge panel, with a special Kynar coastal guard paint, that will hold up to the roughest weather, and maintain it’s great look for years to come.

Spane Buildings reroof Bellingham WA looking downward

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The Barn on Orcas Island

What does your dream workshop look like? Does it have a full living space including an entertainment room, an office, a kitchen, custom kids play areas, and bedrooms? How about a full movie theater? How about an elevator? Most of you probably didn’t think such things were possible! I know I didn’t! At least until I visited “The Barn” on Orcas Island.

Last week I took a trip out to Orcas Island with Jim Spane, to look at this beautiful shop built by Spane Buildings. The purpose of our trip was to get some video of the building, and to visit with the owner Bill Wulff. When we first got out there, I was blown away by the property. The Barn is set down in a large clearing. It was completely surrounded by trees, and at first glance, it looked more like a kids’ dream play area than a man cave.

Spane Buildings Orcas Island swing set

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Carleton Farms Post Frame Construction Snohomish County

Carleton Farms has been a part of Snohomish County for 50 years. While the owners have remained the same, their vision has changed over the years. Originally a cow farm, Father and Son owners Reid and Darren Carleton have transformed their farm into the premier special event venue in Snohomish County.

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Kirkwood’s Workshop and Classic Car Garage

For nearly 75 years, Spane Buildings has led the way in Post Frame Buildings in the Pacific Northwest, creating custom designs and making our customer’s dreams a reality to share with their friends and loved ones.

Rod Kirkwood needed a safe place to store all of his toys.  His wife also wanted to add an apartment to accommodate more guests, and have their extended family come stay with them to enjoy the long nights of summer on the water.  Kirkwood chose Spane Buildings to customize his dream workshop and residential add-on, and he couldn’t be happier with the end result.  Listen to him tell you about his experience working with Spane Buildings.  Want to get your building project started?  Call us today for a free estimate:  1-800-310-2136.

Kirkwood’s Building Specs:

1,280 square foot Toy Storage (first floor) 40’ W x 32’ H area

Overhead doors = (2) 10’ W x 12’ H and (1) 12’ W x 14’ H

448 square foot Apartment (second floor) with cedar stairs, railings, and view deck

Siding = Cedar shingles

Cedar batts and decorative corbels (knee braces)

Composite roofing with custom roof cupola

Motorcycle Garage – Spane Buildings

We recently finished this custom motorcycle garage for Mike on Whidbey Island! Completely customized to what Mike was looking for, we are really proud of this one!

Mike said it was always his dream to have a motorcycle shop and a wood shop together. Now he has it.

Spane Buildings satisfied customer on Whidbey Island WA

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Stanwood Self Storage Custom Post Frame Office Building

Stanwood Self Storage, LLC was started in 1991 by Stan & Yvonne Starkenburg.  24 years later it is still run by the same family.  Stanwood Self Storage asked Spane Buildings to build them a custom post frame office building. What did Spane Buildings do? They built this beautiful custom post frame commercial building that needs to be seen to be believed!

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