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Shell Pre-Cut Kit

$ 1,554

With enough space to step inside, this shed can accommodate basic storage needs without taking up too much real estate. Large enough to accommodate a push mower, hang bicycles and still have room for a few hand tools, it’s a great option for the smallest of yards. Many of our customers use it to sort their recycling even.

About this Utility

This micro shed, with a tiny footprint, will house things like your garbage, recyclables, gardening supplies, or materials for your favorite hobby. With some organization, a bicycle could be hung from the rough sawn hemlock wall framing. Add shelving and hooks to increase your interior storage space. For easy access a treated ramp comes with your building, allowing a push mower to be rolled in and out for fast and convenient storage.

Choose Your Size and Type

First decide on a size for your Utility Shed. This design comes in sizes ranging from 10×4 up to 10×8. The complete pre-cut kit is the perfect project for a novice carpenter who wants to learn basic post and beam framing techniques. The small size makes building it quite manageable for nearly any skill level. We ship kits within the Continental United States and parts of Eastern Canada. If your building site is located up to 300 miles away from our factory in South Londonderry, Vermont, it may be possible for us to build and deliver a fully assembled unit to you.

• Complete Shell – This package includes everything needed to build the Utility Shed. Rough sawn hemlock floor, wall, and roof framing, hemlock decking, pine board siding, corrugated metal roof and a set of 2-inch-thick pine double doors and ramp come with this build.


As you configure your shed you will be able to pick and chose from a variety of options to modify your design. Default options are pre-chosen if you want to stick to the standard build instead.

• Strengthen – The rafters in this shed get installed 24” on center. This placement is strong enough for long New England winters, but in some places, you may need a strong weight rating. You can upgrade your building to have 16” on center rafters. If you want to add durability to the floor system you can pick treated flooring options too, or splurge on the tongue and groove floor decking option.

• Personalize – If you want to change up the look of your utility shed, we offer a large variety of options for doing so. Siding choices include pine and cedar varieties. Pick from corrugated metal, architectural asphalt shingles, clear poly panels, and cedar shingles or shakes for roofing.

Since this building is so compact, upgrading to a different type of roofing, like architectural asphalt shingles isn’t too costly. We love how one of our customers used live-edge Adirondack pine siding, converting this mini shed into a rustic, backwoods storage shelter.

• Add-Ons – We have a few items that can enhance your shed even more. The premium trim package utilizes foam enclosure strips to fill in the small ridges in the corrugated metal roof pattern. Then, the roof is finished off with a matching trim that covers up a bit of the fascia trim, to create a polished look. Add protection to your build with some termite shields, or ground anchors.




Complete Shell

The complete shell package boasts the full, weather tight, un-insulated envelope of this design.

Depending on the floor plan and design, Complete Shell Packages frequently include doors and windows. Options for upgrading these features may be available in the configurator below.

Each design has a default set of specifications. You can configure your project to your needs below!


Pre-Cut Kits

Our Pre-Cut Kits ship nationwide and contain everything you need to build one of our fabulous designs. JCS has solved all the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch. The kit is well laid out. The detailed step-by-step format of the plans, complimented by the color coded cut list and exploded view, make assembly of this kit a fun and satisfying project. The organization, plans and thought that have gone into the preparation of our cottage kits will result in a quality finished product. 

Basic carpentry hand tools will be needed with our precut lumber packages. Our tech support staff is incredibly helpful.



download spec sheet
  • Building Footprint:
    24 (sqft)
  • Recommended Foundation:
    3–4″ Crushed Gravel
  • Overall Dimension:
    6’8″W x4’8″L x8’6″H
Floorplan, Doors & Windows
The floorplan(s) in the configurator below show the rough openings included and which doors and/or windows fit.
To add doors/windows not listed, additional lumber and modifications may be required.
Floor System
  • Base:
    (2) 4x6x6′ Skids (Option for No Floor—Sub Treated Sills)
  • Floor Joists:
    2×4″ rough sawn Hemlock Joists 24″ On Center (Option to Upgrade)
  • Floor Weight Rating:
    10 lbs/sqft. (Option to Upgrade)
  • Floor Decking:
    1″ rough sawn Hemlock Floor Decking (Options to Upgrade)
  • Wall Framing:
    4×4″ Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
  • Wall Height:
  • Siding Material:
    1″ rough sawn Pine Board (Options Available)
  • Trim:
    1″ rough sawn Pine Corner, Door & Fascia Trim
  • Roof Style:
  • Roof Pitch:
  • Rafters:
    2×4″ rough sawn Hemlock Rafters 24″ OC (Options to Upgrade)
  • Roof Features:
    1×6″ rough sawn Hemlock Exposed Collar Ties
Pre-Cut Kit Information
  • Shipping:
    Pre-Cut Kits ship free nationwide! When delivered more than 300 miles from our factory, your kit will likely come via 3rd party freight. You will need to have a forklift onsite to unload your kit.
  • Delivery:
    On delivery day, there must be a place off the public roads for the delivery vehicle to park. Kits weighing less than 3000 lbs may be unloaded by hand. Heavier kits mus be unloaded with equipment. As you are offloading, do not lose the labels on the kit – these are instructions for assembly!


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