This one is an original design by JCS in response to everyone’s requests for a simple garage. When compared to our standard 14×20 Shed design, the wall height has been increased. The roof pitch is lowered from 5/12 to 3/12. This accommodates for the larger overhead door (Rough opening of 98” wide x 85” high). This…
With 280 Square feet of usable space this barn has a huge interior. The 6’0” JCS-built double doors are large enough to fit your riding lawn mower, snowmobile, snow blower, lawn furniture, and ATVs. The building can be used as a garage since the floor system can handle a small to mid-size car or tractor.…
The 8x Overhang is a popular addition to the 20x30 Vermont Cabin, 20x30 Garage, 20x30 Barn and 20x30 Sugar Shack. Use it as a porch to relax on, firewood storage, or an additional carport for keeping vehicles and farm equipment out of the rain. A free materials list can be downloaded here for comparison of…
The 8’ Wide x 7’ High overhead garage doors are large enough to fit your Motorcycles, ATV’s or even a small car comfortably in this quaint garage. With 240 square feet of usable space, this garage has unlimited storage po- tential. The open floor plan allows for a great work shop space or can be split…
This charming one-room cottage with a loft is a wonderful addition to your backyard as a guest cottage, workshop, cabana, or artist studio retreat. Rugged post and beam techniques passed down through the centuries are at the foundation of this sturdy, picturesque retreat reminiscent of old New England. Have your own “Vermont cottage in the woods”…
A cozy feeling overcomes one when you sit on the porch of this cottage. This charming one-room design with a loft is a wonderful addition to your backyard as a guest cottage, pool house, guesthouse, workshop, cabana, or artist studio retreat. The small cabin kit has a loft space that allows for added storage of seasonal…
This little cottage was designed and built for storage and gardening purposes but has proven useful in so many ways including as a vending booth, artist studio, pool house, and a sanctuary away from the main house. A free materials list can be downloaded here for comparison of purchasing the materials locally.
At an overall height of just over seven feet and a diameter of four feet this is not your typical flimsy backyard decoration, but a crafted piece of art that will surely enhance your landscape and become the topic of conversation. The round base sits on pressure treated lumber. The framing and trim is all…
The Tool Shed is designed with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (see spec. sheet). Another Cottage Shop original design, this storage building was the original tool shed here at the shop. This cottage’s ostentatious roof is a hip scheme with galvanized metal and a gable dormer as the lead emphasis. The…
Victorian in style, this elegant design allows ample room for storage, potting and a small sitting area on the porch. Whether it is a potting shed for your garden, a child’s playhouse, a space to watch the sunset or just a place to sit by the pond, this building is an asset to any landscape.…
A structure with personality this post and beam shed is truly unparalleled. First the size, six feet by ten feet is nothing seen in conventional shed stores. The different wall-heights help add to the curious shape and the arched door oozes the right kind of charm. A free materials list can be downloaded here for comparison of…
This extremely versatile camping shelter has a very rugged frame that will withstand the test of time. This lean-to has a saltbox style roof with a 24" front overhang to shelter the inside from the elements. Similar to structures found in the Green Mountains and along the famous Long Trail, the Lean-To pre-cut kit can…
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If you could use a little extra storage space, building your own backyard shed is a practical way to get it. You’ll have space to store tools, firewood, sports equipment, and anything else you don’t want cluttering up your garage. A shed can also house a kayak, kids bikes, a motorcycle or other small vehicle.
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Turn a cottage into a getaway retreat where you can escape into your own world. When guests arrive, a furnished cottage lets you provide them with a relaxing, private space.
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Many plans let you customize your building with a loft, porch, extra storage space or other features. Storage lofts, compost toilets and work benches can be included.
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Building plans are available for rugged post-and-beam buildings as well as time-honored mortise-and-tenon buildings made with traditional joinery techniques. Both are classics in New England and easily stand up to harsh weather. By using rough-sawn, full-dimensional lumber grown in Vermont, you’ll get the idyllic, rustic look that’s characteristic of the region.
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