For over 15 years, Summerwood has delivered thousands of small and large wood
sheds, including garden sheds, storage sheds, tool sheds, and potting sheds, to customers across North America and beyond.
With so many shed styles and almost unlimited design options, your choices for
creating the perfect shed kit are virtually infinite.
At Summerwood, we consider you a partner, and we're there to support you
at every step of your shed design. It's a system that works. Over the years more than
1,500 project-proud "partners" have taken the time to send us photos of
their completed garden sheds and storage sheds. Read about The
Choosing the Right Shed Kit
With the many garden sheds that we offer, chances are
good you'll find exactly what you want. Or invent it. You can modify any of
our existing DIY sheds, or design your ideal shed from scratch in our
Get our shed designers involved early. They've designed countless sheds
and can help you decide what features you need. To contact our garden shed
design team, call our toll-free number.
Here are some shed
tips and ideas to help you along based on questions we've received about
sheds from customers like you over the years. You can even send us a
drawing of your dream garden shed and we'll work to your specifications, creating
whatever shed kit you desire - sky's the limit.
Have design questions? Need help? Call us at 1-866-519-4634 anytime.
Prefabricated or Pre-Cut
sheds come with pretty much everything you'll need - including all
wood, nails, hardware, assembled windows and doors. Each shed part carefully
cut to exacting standards. Our shed kits even come with a step-by-step
shed assembly video as well as a
comprehensive instruction manual on how your shed goes together. Summerwood
garden sheds also include
to your door (Continental US only).
Labor. Plan on anywhere from a couple of days, to as
many as several days to assemble your shed. Of course, much depends on your
personal handiness, and the size and complexity of your shed. You'll
receive a comprehensive estimate on labor hours with our shed quote.
Roofing Shingles. Unless you purchase cedar shingles as an option
for your shed kit, you'll need to make arrangements to purchase shingles
from a local building supply centre. We supply the information on
how many you'll need for your specific
Tools. A comprehensive tool list required to build your shed is available
Shed Foundation. We can help you figure this out too,
Finishes for your shed. Unless you purchase the Canexel shed siding option,
you'll need to purchase any paints, stains you want to finish off your
beautiful shed. Color and appearance are personal, so we leave that to you.
However, here are some
ideas to get you excited.
How long does it take to Build a DIY Shed?
Our garden shed kits are designed to be a fun family
project. We've had virtually every age of person - of varying skills and
strengths - assemble our storage sheds and garden sheds successfully. And
remember, the instructions for our shed kits are broken down by task. So you can
plan the assembly of your shed easily and quickly.
Even if you've never built sheds before it's easy with our building
kits. We provide an easy-to-understand online shed construction video and if you run into a
problem that you can't seem to solve, you can ask an
expert online, or
call our toll-free customer service line for help. We're here to help you
every inch of the way, before, during and after your shed building project.
Over the years we've converted many novices into budding (and beaming)
Still Need a Handy Helper?
What if you don't have the time or you're just not a
do-it-yourselfer? Shed kits from Summerwood are still an unbeatable
value. We can recommend a contractor to build your shed kit in your own
back yard. Our
contractor package is simple to use. A quick look at your shed kits
detailed labor estimate and they'll be able to quote a price for you almost
instantly. We've made it easy.
At Summerwood we don't skimp on materials for your shed.
Our sheds are constructed from rich,
grade western red cedar. However we also offer a convenient and
attractive maintenance free
in a variety of colors. To prevent rusting, all shed hardware is
non-corrosive and we use durable stainless steel nails on our pre-assembled
siding. Premium materials make for a long-lasting garden shed, and
enjoyment for years to come.
Preparing Your Sheds Site
When choosing a location for your new shed, try to keep the shed fairly
close to where it will be used most often. Resist the urge to stick it in a
remote corner of the yard just to "keep it out of the way". Besides, you'll
likely want to show it off a little. Read some other useful
tips and ideas
on choosing a great location for your new shed.
You'll also need to decide on your sheds foundation. Consider the layout of your property and how you'll use
your shed, is it a storage shed, a tool shed, or a garden shed? Patio stones
provide an effective and economical foundation, however there are other options
that will last longer and provide a better base depending on your
requirements and budget. Learn more about
In most jurisdictions, shed building permits are not required
for sheds under 100 - 110 sq. ft. You should check with your local
permit office for the regulations and specifications for sheds in your area. We've
compiled a list of what Government office to contact depending on where you
live. Click here for our
shed building permits
by State page (USA only).