Here is something new. A shed purchased as a kit and put together by a store contractor. Our kids ordered it for us and had it built, although they will use it for a couple of years. And it certainly takes less time to order and have it delivered and built. No wonder the Sears houses were so popular!
The kids bought the Rainier shed from Lowes. It is about 10′ x 10′ with a 4′ loft inside. That is a pretty big storage shed. I chose to put it near the hot tub thinking that I can use its sides for solar thermal panels or for the tank enclosure.
Extra costs for the kit included leveling blocks for the floor joists. The joists are treated 2 x 4’s and a couple of 4 x 4 beams. The blocks were just plain concrete pavers. The floor framework was covered with 1/2″ chipboard plywood. They called it plywood but typically we wouldn’t confuse it with smooth faced plywood. This floor kit was also an add-on to the shed kit. I suppose it could be built over dirt or gravel instead of wood.
After the floor was together, the carpenter put together the walls which are made from 2 x 3’s and exterior wood panelling. Each wall was built and then lifted into place.
After lunch the roof panels went on. I didn’t notice the loft being put together but I would guess than happened sometime during the roof raising.
The shingle bundle also did not come with the kit. But it took less than one bundle to cover the roof. The shingles were stapled on.
A vent was cut on each side of the building and covered with a screened basement type vent cover. With a padlock on the double doors, the shed was finished. Except for paint. Dave and I will paint it.