With its unique shape, single arched door and offset window, the personality of this shed is truly as unique as each grain of wood used in it. Need a chicken coop, outhouse, or simple storage shed, look no further than this adorable abode.
Hardware Shed Features
The Hardware Shed has saltbox timber shed design, without the typical saltbox feel. You will not find a design like this at a conventional shed store. The different wall heights add to the curious shape and the arched door feels like it opens right up to a fantasy world. Clients have modified this design to use as an outdoor bathroom/outhouse complete with a Nature’s Head composting toilet, as a chicken coop after adding nesting boxes and a 12”x12” chicken door, and as a playhouse. Not to mention, as a picturesque garden and storage shed. Perhaps you are just looking to store smelly sports gear. This is an ideal timber frame shed to keep those hockey pads safe but far away from stinking up the house. Children absolutely love this design as a backyard playhouse too.
Our Hardware Shed may be purchased in sizes ranging from 4’x10′ up to 8’x10′. Pick from a kit or a fully assembled storage unit. We ship kits anywhere within the Continental United States and parts of Eastern Canada. Assembled buildings may be shipped up to 300 miles from our factory in South Londonderry, Vermont.
• Complete Shell – With this package you get everything to build the Hardware Shed. Rough sawn hemlock floor framing and decking, hemlock post and beam wall framing, hemlock rafters, pine board siding, and a corrugated metal roof in Evergreen. Our carpentry crew custom builds the arched door at our factory. A barn sash window provides natural light.
This tiny Hardware Shed is a lot of fun to personalize. Since it has a small footprint choosing alternative siding, flooring, and roofing options won’t break the bank. We also offer a variety of options for enhancing the structural integrity of your shed as well.
• Strengthen – Upgrading your floor joists and roof rafters from 24” on center to 16” on center can strengthen your floor and roof weight ratings. While this isn’t always necessary, some of our customers live in extreme weather climates and enjoy having extra peace of mind. Upgrading the skids, joists, and floor decking to treated lumber protects your building if it is being built on damp ground. Termite shields and shed anchors may provide protection from pests and high winds.
• Personalize – We have simplified the process for modifying the look of your Hardware Shed. Upgrade the flooring, siding, and roofing to match your style. 2-inch-thick pine tongue and groove decking is a sturdy flooring choice that looks beautiful. Pine and cedar siding choices are all-natural and enhance the beauty of your storage building. Metal roofing is affordable, but you also have the option to pick architectural asphalt shingles, clear poly panels, or Western Red Cedar shingles or shakes for the roofing. Western Red Cedar Shake roofing adds a rustic, cottage feel to this small shed. Pair that with our Novelty Pine siding for a truly unique look. Once your shed is delivered and built, paint or stain it.
• Add-Ons – We have lots of other goodies you can purchase for your Hardware Shed building or kit. A cedar flower box placed under the window provides a great to plant a small herb garden or grow flowers. Topping off the roof with one of our copper weathervanes would be a cute addition too.
Build Your Hardware Shed:
Select the options you’d like to see below and then click “Configure Now” to customize and add to cart.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Pre-Cut Kit? What is included in this package?
The Pre-Cut lumber package has all the framing members cut and ready for assembly. It includes siding, roofing, pre-dimensioned trim, and fastening hardware. Many designs also include windows and doors. The floor system, walls and rafters have all been cut, color-coded and part numbered. The detailed cut list coincides with the color-coded exploded view. The head scratching has been removed, the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch has all been simplified. The kit is geared to a do-it-yourself homeowner with beginner-to-beginner knowledge of carpentry.
Should I buy a Pre-Cut Kit or Fully Assembled Building?
We design our kits to be organized and easy to understand. If you have basic carpentry skills and are looking to save money, a kit is a great idea for you. We ship our kits all across the continental USA and part of Canada.
If you live within our Northeast delivery area, you are able to purchase many of our buildings Fully Assembled. You’ll save time and have the peace of mind that your cottage is being built by expert craftsmen.
What is a Complete Shell and What Comes With It?
A complete shell is an uninsulated building. As a kit, it includes everything required to assemble the building including hardware, precut framing, siding and roofing as well as doors and windows. Hardware, millwork sheathing and DIY plans have been enclosed. Each piece is color coded and part numbered. The exact itemization of what is inserted can be found on the specifications tab of the website for each product page design.
What is the difference between a 3-Season and 4-Season Insulation package?
3-Season –A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete shell plus vapor barrier, solid roof sheathing and insulated floor system. A three season building seals the structure from humidity and moisture protecting from the environment, insects and rodents.
4-Season – Best for year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and kiln dried pine interior sheathing.
Can I Customize My Building?
Yes! When you purchase your building, you have the option to pick siding, roofing, and flooring options to upgrade or modify your building. Read more about what options we offer.
If you are looking for some very special customizations to one of our buildings, our cottage designers can help. Contact our custom shop team to build a bespoke cottage.
How Can I Pay? Do You Offer Financing?
We accept Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Visa, Cash, Personal Check, Financing, ACH transfers, Wire transfers, and PayPal. There are so many ways to purchase your dream cottage!
We also offer easy financing options, including a 50% now, 50% later option. See financing page.