Designed with a hip roof and gable dormer as the leading edge, this shed or cottage will add character to any landscape. Two windows adorn each side of the included entryway. The proportions of this post and beam structure offer harmony and balance. Use it as a pool house, potting shed, playhouse, or backyard storage.
Tool Shed Features
All About The Tool Shed
Originally designed to be a Tool Shed used here at our shop, this post and beam build provides spacious storage or can be used as a tiny home or workshop. This cottage’s eye-catching roof is a hip scheme with galvanized metal and a gable dormer as the lead emphasis. Order it as a shell for storage or livestock shelter use. Insulation options allow this shed to be converted into a detached guest room, backyard office or tiny home.
Choose Your Size & Type
Start by choosing your size and preferred format. We offer this design in sizes ranging from 8’x12′ up to 12’x20′. Pick from a complete shell, Three Season, or Four Season as a pre-cut kit. Fully assembled builds are available to customers whose building sites are located within 300 miles of our factory. Pick from the following:
• Complete Shell – Comes with everything needed to set up an uninsulated Tool Shed. Rough sawn hemlock lumber is used to frame out the floor, walls, and roof. CDX plywood tops the floor. Eastern White Pine board and batten siding and a corrugated metal roof (29-gauge) enclose the space. A set of heavy-duty pine double doors with treated ramp provide an entrance, and two barn sash windows bring natural light into the space.
• Three Season – This package includes an insulated floor, wall and roof vapor barrier, and solid pine roof sheathing in addition to everything that comes with the shell. If you want to insulate later on, or just need comfort spring through fall, then this is a good option.
• Four Season – Get comfort year-round with our fully insulated option. The floor and roof are insulated with fiberglass insulation and vapor barrier. The walls get rigid foam board insulation. Then, the interior is finished off with shiplap pine ceiling and wall sheathing. Additionally, energy-efficient double pane windows and an insulated door are included.
Each Tool Shed comes with default options like board and batten siding, and an evergreen metal roof. If you would like to personalize your post and beam building, we have made that process a breeze. We let you pick out your options, step-by-step, in our configurator. Here are some of the ways you can modify your building:
• Strengthen – Our buildings are built to withstand harsh New England weather but we also 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. Tongue and groove pine decking is also strong and very attractive if you like natural wood flooring.
• Personalize – We know you probably already have a vision of what your dream shed or cottage will look like. For that reason, we keep a variety of siding and roofing options that allow you to match your building to your tastes. Pine and cedar siding, a variety of roofing materials like asphalt and cedar shingles are a few of the ways you can change up the look of your Tool Shed or tiny home. Horizontal pine or red cedar clapboard looks amazing on this building. We have also seen customers create a secure window solution by installing transom windows high up in the wall.
• Add-Ons – Flower boxes, weathervanes and wrought iron brackets are purchasable items that could be included to dress up your shed or cabin. Termite shields and shed anchors also offer additional protection from extreme weather conditions and insects.
Build Your Tool 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 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.