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Palmerston Garden Sheds: Elegant Shed with Gable Roof Plans & Truss Designs

The Palmerston is one of our earliest designs, but it still remains one of our most popular shed styles. This traditional yet elegant design solves many storage dilemmas. Its handy truss system allows easy storage for all your gardening tools, bicycles, skis... you name it! The Palmerston garden shed kit can handle overhead storage with ease which makes it a great choice to store your lawn mower or tractor. The classic Palmerston shed can be bought either as a pre-assembled shed kit, or in the pre-cut format. Your shed can also be customized easily using our custom design centre with any of our doors, windows and other architectural options.

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overview

  
  • Our popular Palmerston garden shed designs are known for their functionality and backyard storage needs. Learn more about your Palmerston garden shed in these style tabs.

  • Palmerston garden shed

Features

- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Well suited to store all your tools and bikes

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Traditional flower boxes
  • Storm shutters
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Extra overhang
  • Full length window
  • Deluxe single doors

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Palmerston shed design floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • Floor Plan 2
Palmerston floor plan configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Palmerston prefab shed sizes

Palmerston sheds have sizes ranging from 21 sq.ft to 320 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Palmerston shed design includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Sonoma buildings being assembled.

  • Levelling the site for your Palmerston shed design

  • Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • Palmerston shed wall frame install

  • Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston garden shed

Hiring a contractor

Our Palmerston style buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Palmerston shed building

    The product featured is a Palmerston garden shed in a poolside setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles

  • Palmerston shed design video tour
  

details & specs

  

Palmerston Shed Design Dimensions

PALMERSTON GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Palmerston building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of the building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Common in Palmerston shed designs are gable roofs, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Palmerston building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Palmerston shed overhang detail

Foundation

The Palmerston garden shed is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Palmerston building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Palmerston is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Roof
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Palmerston style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Palmerston garden shed

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Palmerston shed design. Dormers may vary in sizes and material, but the construction procedure remains the same.

Roof dormer detail & Palmerston building with a dormer

Extra Overhang

The Palmerston style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Extra overhang drawing detail & Palmerston with an extra overhang

Finishing

Once your Palmerston garden shed building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Palmerston.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Palmerston in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation material for a Palmerston shed

Electrical

The inside of our Palmerston are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration example

Plumbing

Often the Palmerston style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing for a Palmerston shed
  

pricing

  

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Palmerston sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

    

SM Palmerston
Sheds (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Palmerston
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
3ft.x4ft. $1,195 $956 $1,795 $1,436
3ft.x7ft. $2,395 $1,916 $2,695 $2,156
4ft.x6ft. $2,495 $1,996 $2,995 $2,396
5ft.x5ft. $2,795 $2,236 $3,195 $2,556
4ft.x7ft. $2,595 $2,076 $3,095 $2,476
5ft.x6ft. $2,895 $2,316 $3,395 $2,716
4ft.x8ft. $3,095 $2,476 $3,595 $2,876
5ft.x7ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,895 $3,116
6ft.x6ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,895 $3,116
5ft.x8ft. $3,595 $2,876 $4,095 $3,276
4ft.x10ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,595 $3,676
6ft.x7ft. $3,595 $2,876 $4,195 $3,356
5ft.x9ft. $3,795 $3,036 $4,495 $3,596
9ft.x5ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,295 $3,436
6ft.x8ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,595 $3,676
8ft.x6ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,595 $3,676
4ft.x12ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,595 $3,676
7ft.x7ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,895 $3,916
5ft.x10ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,895 $3,916
6ft.x9ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,895 $3,916
9ft.x6ft. $4,195 $3,356 $4,895 $3,916
4ft.x14ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,895 $3,916
7ft.x8ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,195 $4,156
5ft.x12ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,995 $3,996
6ft.x10ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,995 $3,996
7ft.x9ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,295 $4,236
9ft.x7ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,295 $4,236
8ft.x8ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,295 $4,236
6ft.x11ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,095 $4,076
7ft.x10ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,195 $4,156
5ft.x14ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,195 $4,156

MD Palmerston
Sheds ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,195 $4,156
8ft.x9ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,395 $4,316
7ft.x11ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,495 $4,396
8ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,996 $5,695 $4,556
10ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,996 $5,695 $4,556
9ft.x9ft. $4,995 $3,996 $5,795 $4,636
6ft.x14ft. $5,095 $4,076 $6,195 $4,956
7ft.x12ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,495 $4,396
8ft.x11ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,995 $4,796
9ft.x10ft. $5,195 $4,156 $6,295 $5,036
5ft.x18ft. $5,395 $4,316 $6,495 $5,196
8ft.x12ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,395 $5,116
6ft.x16ft. $5,195 $4,156 $6,295 $5,036
12ft.x8ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,395 $5,116
7ft.x14ft. $5,195 $4,156 $6,295 $5,036
14ft.x7ft. $5,795 $4,636 $6,695 $5,356
9ft.x11ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,695 $5,356
10ft.x10ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,895 $5,516

LG Palmerston
Sheds (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Palmerston
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,895 $5,516
7ft.x15ft. $5,395 $4,316 $6,695 $5,356
9ft.x12ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,195 $5,756
12ft.x9ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,195 $5,756
6ft.x18ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,895 $5,516
11ft.x10ft. $6,595 $5,276 $7,495 $5,996
7ft.x16ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,795 $5,436
8ft.x14ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,195 $5,756
10ft.x12ft. $6,895 $5,516 $8,095 $6,476
6ft.x20ft. $6,695 $5,356 $7,895 $6,316
8ft.x15ft. $6,795 $5,436 $7,895 $6,316
12ft.x10ft. $6,895 $5,516 $8,095 $6,476
7ft.x18ft. $6,895 $5,516 $8,095 $6,476
9ft.x14ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,195 $6,556
8ft.x16ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,195 $6,556

XLG Palmerston
Sheds ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,195 $7,356
11ft.x13ft. $8,695 $6,956 $10,195 $8,156
12ft.x12ft. $8,695 $6,956 $10,295 $8,236
8ft.x18ft. $8,095 $6,476 $9,395 $7,516
9ft.x16ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,395 $7,516
8ft.x19ft. $8,395 $6,716 $9,695 $7,756
9ft.x17ft. $8,595 $6,876 $10,095 $8,076
10ft.x16ft. $8,795 $7,036 $10,395 $8,316
8ft.x20ft. $8,795 $7,036 $10,395 $8,316
9ft.x18ft. $8,895 $7,116 $10,495 $8,396
12ft.x14ft. $8,895 $7,116 $10,495 $8,396
11ft.x16ft. $9,295 $7,436 $10,995 $8,796
10ft.x18ft. $9,595 $7,676 $11,095 $8,876
10ft.x19ft. $10,195 $8,156 $11,595 $9,276
12ft.x16ft. $10,095 $8,076 $11,495 $9,196
16ft.x12ft. $10,795 $8,636 $12,195 $9,756
14ft.x14ft. $10,895 $8,716 $12,395 $9,916
10ft.x20ft. $10,795 $8,636 $12,195 $9,756
12ft.x18ft. $11,295 $9,036 $13,095 $10,476
14ft.x16ft. $11,995 $9,596 $14,095 $11,276
16ft.x14ft. $12,595 $10,076 $14,695 $11,756
13ft.x18ft. $11,995 $9,596 $14,095 $11,276
12ft.x20ft. $12,195 $9,756 $14,395 $11,516
10ft.x24ft. $12,195 $9,756 $14,395 $11,516
14ft.x18ft. $13,395 $10,716 $15,395 $12,316
18ft.x14ft. $13,395 $10,716 $15,395 $12,316
16ft.x16ft. $13,795 $11,036 $15,695 $12,556
14ft.x20ft. $14,795 $11,836 $17,295 $13,836
8ft.x35ft. $14,695 $11,756 $17,095 $13,676
16ft.x20ft. $16,195 $12,956 $18,795 $15,036
20ft.x32ft. $31,295 $25,036 $36,195 $28,956

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

  

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