The Hearthstone’s attractive design will enhance your property while offering practical storage for firewood. The unique roofline will shed rain and snow to the sides, keeping the interior dry and well ventilated. The rugged post and beam construction and hemlock floor enable it to easily manage the weight of your firewood.
All About The Hearthstone
Whether you’re storing wood for campfires in the summer or to heat your home in the winter, you’ll need a dry and ventilated storage area to keep your timber. That’s where the Hearthstone comes in. Not only is it an ideal design for keeping your firewood in tip-top condition, but it has an attractive design that will enhance your property. The asymmetrical roofline of this small shed exudes character, while shedding snow to the sides of the structure, leaving you with easy access to your firewood.
The Hearthstone comes in three different sizes, with storage capacities ranging from 1.2 to 3.8 cords of wood. A single cord of firewood measures 4’x4’x8′, which you can imagine gets quite heavy. That’s why this storage shed is outfitted with a hefty 1” hemlock flooring system nestled in a 4″x4″ post and beam construction. Even full to the brim, this woodbin is sure to stand strong. If you burn wood all winter long for heat, or just enjoy a cozy fire on the weekends, having a storage shed for your wood just makes sense. A fire made with dry wood is not only easier to light; it will burn hotter, cleaner and provide more visual appeal. Do yourself a favor and take care of your firewood so it can take care of you.
Choose Your Size & Type
The Hearthstone is made in three different sizes; a 4’x8′ with a 1.2 cord capacity, a 4’x10′ with a 1.4 cord capacity, and a 6’x12′ with a 3.8 cord capacity. Research how much firewood you think you’ll use in a season and make your choice from there. As a tip, it’s always better to have more room than you think you’ll need, so we suggest sizing up.
We offer the Hearthstone as a complete shell kit with do-it-yourself instructions. This shed is also available fully assembled to our customers who are located within 300 miles of our factory.
The Complete Shell – With this package you get everything needed to set up an uninsulated building. A floor system, wall and roof framing, siding, a metal roof, and a solid pine door come with this package.
Each of our buildings comes with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your purchase, we have made that process a breeze. As you go through each step, you’ll be able to pick and choose which options you want. Oodles of options exist to fashion your Hearthstone firewood shed just the way you’d like. We offer many all-natural pine and cedar siding options. Roofing choices include corrugated metal, Western Red Cedar shingles or shakes, and architectural asphalt shingles. Or bring in extra sunshine with a clearpoly roof.
• Strengthen – Our buildings are built to withstand harsh New England weather but offer options to increase its durability. This building defaults to joists and rafters placed at 24” on center, but you could upgrade to 16” on center to increase weight ratings. If your building site is placed in a damp area you might also consider opting for treated skids, or a completely treated floor system. Some options are intended to boost the ruggedness of your already robust building. For example, you can increase the weight rating of your floor and roof. Treated floor systems are also ideal for geographical locations that are prone to damp ground. Western Red Cedar siding naturally repels many insects too.
• Add-Ons – Steel Shed Anchors are wrapped around your skids, then the triangular head is hammered into the ground. They provide some additional stability, which is great if you are building in a windy area. Termite Shields are placed on your foundation’s concrete blocks or piers before you start building. They deter termites from crawling on your building.
Build Your Hearthstone:
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 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.