storage sheds – Best Barns, 2017

With two entryways, several windows and lots of exterior trim, the Easton 12-Foot Wood Shed Kit lets you build a functional wood storage shed for your yard. The finished shed measures 11.42 x 15.45 feet on the inside.

This storage shed features both a drive-in and walk-in door. A set of double doors on one side opens to 64 inches wide. Plenty of headroom in the door frame lets you drive a lawn tractor, a motorcycle or an ATV right into the storage shed. On the front, a single door offers secondary access when you are on foot or carrying small equipment to store in the unit.

The manufacturer provides pre-cut trim and parts, and the doors are pre-built to reduce the time it takes to put this unit together. The kit includes the walls, floor and ceiling. You also get hinges and latches for installing the doors, nails, hurricane hangers, glue and an instruction manual. Completing the roof with shingles and edging means you’ll need to purchase those items separately though.

The windows on this outdoor storage shed are optional and you can add them to the kit. You can select from single-hung rectangular and octagonal windows that provide decorative appeal to the exterior of the shed while delivering additional light to the interior. Without the windows, parts of the large shed’s interior may be cast in shadow, making it difficult to find items or complete work.

You can select from a standard or deluxe floor kit. The standard floor is designed to sit on a cement slab, an existing wood foundation, a gravel base or blacktop. If you want to set this outdoor shed on grass, the manufacturer recommends opting for the deluxe floor. Both kits come with the lumber needed to level the unit and create flooring.

The shed itself is primed and you can paint the exterior to match your home if desired. The manufacturer backs the siding on the exterior with a 50-year warranty, though the shed itself features a 15-year warranty.

The Easton garden shed kit offers several options for customization and should hold up for years in your yard, making it a good choice if you care about visual appeal. With a large interior, the unit is also quite functional, though you do have to purchase additional supplies to complete the shed’s construction.