Originally built in a historical district in world-renowned Dorset, Vermont, this charming salt box shed offers a unique Victorian flare. The handsome black architectural shingles finished off with an antique roll top ridge cap fits nicely among old slate roofs. The 96 square feet of floor space and generous head room allows storage of heavy lawn tractors, lawn furniture, bicycles, and pool equipment. The five foot double doors and barn sash windows are complimented with beefy black hardware. This cute shed has an attractive durable design that includes horizontal pine clapboard siding and a wood louvered vent. This elegant cottage style shed will be the envy of the neighborhood.
The roof line defines the saltbox small potting shed. This traditional simple and distinctive New England design features a flat rear and steep sloped front roof that sheds snow off the back and out of the way. It evolved around 1700 from the practice of adding a shed roof to the back of a house in order to gain extra space. By the mid seventeen hundreds the saltbox started appearing as a distinct style, rather than just an adaptation. The name originated from the profile resemblance of the old fashioned salt keeping containers.
Hand made in Vermont, from native rough sawn hemlock and pine lumber, the pre-cut lumber package includes all fastening hardware, roofing, and step-by-step plans. Rugged post and beam techniques passed down through the centuries are applied to pre cut and notch this kit into a sturdy picturesque house reminiscent of old New England. Designed for the beginner carpenter the kit pieces are color-coded, and part numbered.