Over and over again people fall in love with this darling Vermont Gem storage shed design. The steep gabled roof over the enclosed area, combined with the saltbox woodbin section, creates a unique little structure both eye-catching and functional. This tiny storage shed is ideal for those who need one to two cords of firewood handy. The enclosed side makes a great hiding place for all those tools and odds and ends that you want quick access too. Place the building close to your house, with at least four feet of clearance, so you don’t have to travel too far to grab an armload of firewood. Consider keeping your recycling barrels, shovels, and snowblower in the enclosed storage side too.
Choose Your Size & Type
Start by choosing your size and preferred format. We offer complete shells as complete kits with do-it-yourself instructions or pre-assembled. Fully assembled builds are available to customers whose building sites are located within 300 miles of our factory. Vermont Gem sizes range from 4’x14′ up to 8’x14′. Pick from the following:
• Complete Shell – With this package you get everything needed to set up an uninsulated shell. A floor system, wall and roof framing, siding, a metal roof, and a solid pine door come with this package.
Each type of building comes with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your building, 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.
• 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.
• Personalize – Oodles of options exist to fashion your 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 clear poly roof. If you need some inspiration, we absolutely love how the Western Red Cedar Shingles look on the roof. Or bump up the rustic whimsy and go with the Red Cedar Shakes. Once you get your shed paint or stain the body, then paint the trim with a contrasting color, or hues that match the existing structures on your property.
• 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 your building site is located 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.