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Steel buildings in Coeur d’Alene are often used as workshops or storage spaces of all kinds. Post frame buildings are ideal for storage because they are economical, strong, durable, and safe. However, the building is only the first step. Once you are ready to move into your pole building shop in Coeur d’Alene, you will have to get organized. Organization can be complex when you move into a new space, so consider the following suggestions we have seen applied successfully in other metal buildings in Coeur d’Alene.

Analyze Your Organizational Needs

The first step toward organizing metal buildings in Coeur d’Alene is to carefully evaluate what needs to be in the building and what needs to be stored elsewhere, sold, or given away. Storing things that you no longer need or use is a waste of space in your new building.

After you have narrowed down the contents of your building to the essentials, you should be able to determine how much of your floor space will be used for storage and how much floor space will be used for other purposes.


Many owners choose to build shelves along the length of one of the walls for their building. This is convenient because custom shelves can be built into the walls of your building, or free-standing shelves can be anchored to the walls (as a safety measure to prevent them from falling).

Storage Loft

If your building has a high roof, you may consider building a loft storage area. Loft storage is ideal for smaller, lightweight items that don’t need to be accessed regularly.

Enclosed, Secure Storage Area

Most storage buildings and shops have a mix of items inside. Valuable items often need extra measures to prevent them from being stolen. It may not be practical to install reinforced doors and burglar-resistant windows in your entire building.

In that case, we suggest building an interior room with a heavy-duty door and locks. Many custom horse barn builders in Coeur d’Alene build tack rooms with extra security for securing expensive saddles and other riding equipment.

Fire-Safe Chemical Storage

If you plan on storing flammable or otherwise hazardous materials in your building, consider building or purchasing fire-proof cabinets or enclosures. This is a requirement for most commercial buildings and a bright idea for anyone concerned about fire safety.

MQS, Inc – Specialists in Construction of Custom Pole Barns in Coeur d’Alene

If you are interested in building a barn or a pole building shop in Coeur d’Alene, we are here to help. When you are ready to get started, we can work with you to make sure you get exactly the building you want. We have the knowledge, experience, and proper training to build the perfect structure to fit your needs.

Our founder and owner, Mark Stoltzfus, began his building career with his Amish Mennonite family and applies the same work ethic and expert craftsmanship to every building we put up. So, if you are looking for Amish barn builders in Coeur d’Alene––you found one.

To get started, give us a call or go online to receive a free quote on your project.