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Rustic shed
« on: August 21, 2010, 07:44:01 am »
I ran across this shed someone had for sale along the roadside. He sawed the interior lumber but used old barn wood on the outside. I thought it was neat:







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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 09:02:22 am »
Yes, that is a very neat shed.  There's a lot of good ideas.  I hope that he is selling them as fast as he can build them.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 10:11:57 am »
That is a very nice looking shed. It looks to have 5 runners serving as both the skids and joist. If the shed is 12' wide the centers would be 3'. Do you recall how thick the floor was? I'm guessing maybe 1 1/2" to 2". The last pic shows the edge of the shakes. Are they sawn and textured?

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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 10:21:02 am »
Very neat! I dig the antler door handle.  :) My wife would be after me to by (or build) one of these if we happened up on one.

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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 05:17:09 pm »
Yes it was 12x12 with textured cedar shingles.

I didn't notice what the thickness of the floor was.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 08:12:06 am »
$ell ,I'd live in that,wouldn't want to get snowed in all winter though.Very nice until he runs out of old barn board.Any easy way to weather new lumber quick??many times if I'am trying to hide a new building I'll coat it with Cabots old barnboard stain,looks like its been there for years.Frank C.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 01:21:17 pm »
How much was he asking for that one? Looked like he had some original barn hardware also. Nice shed!
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 03:54:53 pm »
I haven't been able to find out the price yet. I will be by there again in about 2 weeks.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 10:00:41 am »
He is asking $7500
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010, 09:02:25 pm »
That is a good price for a 12 x 12 shed custom like that there is alot of labor time, and looks like he used some authentic hardware.Something that is original and unique like this shed will sell. I have priced and sold my sheds at 35.00 - 45.00 sqft. If you were looking for a shed would you buy a home depot 12 x 12 barn type shed that sells for 6500.00 or the Montana work of art?
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 10:14:28 pm »


I have priced and sold my sheds at 35.00 - 45.00 sqft. If you were looking for a shed would you buy a home depot 12 x 12 barn type shed that sells for 6500.00 or the Montana work of art?

$7500 / 144sf= $52. psf   for customized Montana outside and bare walls inside.

redbeared, have you done finish work on the inside of your sheds? I see a lot of portable buildings with bare walls, but no customized inside. I guess we're talking about a very small turn key house now with wiring, insulation, plumbing, cabnets ect.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 10:42:38 pm »
Here in MS folks are selling those portable buildings, some very large, upto 16x30'.  I think some folks are using them as cabins or even homes.  The Montana Cabin is much nicer looking.  So I think people would pay more for better appearance and quality.  Especially if used for a cabin/first/second home.

Has anyone seen a portable building used as a cabin/first or second home? Maybe only in MS.

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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 11:33:27 pm »
I've noticed a few here in Fl, but they are "under the radar" type folk.

Fred, did you notice about the floor system?
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 12:14:09 am »
i saw 2 12x20 sheds back to front made into a cabin. looked like it worked out real nice.pc
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 02:35:51 am »
If you think 50.00 sqft is high check these guys out  gardensheds.com
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 04:23:17 am »
I checked out that site. Even with the high prices, the interior remains unfinished. 

Do you think having a finished interior would be more appealing (sellable)?
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 02:38:54 pm »
It turns out that it is 12x14. That works out to $44.65 per sq ft.

I think the floor is 2x4 joists over 4x4 treated timbers, 4' on center.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010, 03:46:24 pm »
That is a cool shed. It would make a nice playhouse, too.

 I also noticed the cabin on the right of the second pic.  Did you take pics of his other work?
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 05:24:05 pm »

I don't have any other pictures.

That is his office building. It is framed with live edge siding.

Too bad they don't have a website.
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Re: Rustic shed
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2010, 11:05:54 am »
Question to bandmiller2. Is that the name of that Cabots stain? "Old Barnwood"? Or is it some shade of gray? I did not see it in their samples on their webpage. Would like to try some of that stuff.