The Lakewood 12 x 18 DIY kit provides a large amount of space to store and organize your items, use it as a workshop or even a backyard getaway. Featuring a large loft for additional storage, work area or even for sleeping. This kit allows you to build the perfect space for you and your family. The 6 windows included are to be installed in the dormers and gable ends. The windows and doors for the first floor are not included nor are they pre-determined this allows you to purchase the quantity, size and type of windows and doors that best suit your needs. During construction you will rough-in openings in the locations you desire. Detailed instructions are included and also provide guidance on a suggested layout for the first floor.

The Lakewood Specifications:

  • You choose the first floor doors and windows to make a unique and versatile building
  • Wall Height: 8′ 1″
  • Peak Height 15′
  • Before ordering check with your local building, zoning or neighborhood association to obtain all applicable permits
  • Sturdy-built truss system provides for 40 lb. snow load and 170 MPH max wind load
  • All required nails, hardware, glue are provided along with a detailed easy to follow step-by-step manual
  • Assembly required, some cutting required during assembly
  • Shingles or metal roof not included, purchasing roofing locally allows the homeowner to match existing buildings
  • 15 year limited warranty

The loft area provides 6′ 1″ of headroom in the center. The 2 x 6 floor joists are spaced 16″ on center and sheathed with 5/8″ plywood. The loft are is 12′ x 10′ and open to the first floor. The insulated windows provide light and ventilation. Access to loft and railings are the homeowners responsibility.

Loft Specifications:

  • Headroom: 6′  1″
  • Usable area: 12′ x 10′
  • Opening to first floor:  8′ x 6′
  • Windows: 6 installed in front and back dormers and each gable end

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Additional Information:

General: Once you receive your new Kit begin by unpacking the pre-cut framing, windows and hardware. You will also receive a detailed manual with step-by-step instructions. Each step is explained with clear instructions and detailed line art and has been developed with the novice builder in mind. Best Barns wood shed kit components fit easily into place with no special tools or skills required.

  • Pre-cut roof trusses for fast and accurate assembly
  • Premium grade 2 x 4 imported from Sweden, wall studs are placed 24 in. O.C.
  • Pre-cut wall framing
  • Technical Support – 7 days
  • 15-year limited warranty
  • Siding and roof sheathing will be delivered via local lumber company, for example Home Depot or Lowes
  • Homeowner will have to cut siding and roof sheathing

Siding: Primed 3/8 in. wood siding, with vertical grooves, creates an attractive plank look. Smart Panel, manufactured by Louisiana-Pacific, creates the visual beauty of real wood with the strength and durability of an engineered product. The siding is made from wood strands, pressed into a resin saturated substrate, and is superior to plywood. A cedar texture is embossed into the substrate, free from knot holes and patches.

  • Primed, ready for paint color of your choice. Latex acrylic paint recommended
  • Treated with Composibor (from U.S. Borax) prevents fungal decay and insect damage
  • Backed with a 50 year limited warranty

Optional Floor:  The Deluxe wood floor kit is designed to be installed on uneven ground or if the homeowner wants a stronger floor.  Includes:  pressure treated 2×4  floor joists 16″ oc spacing,  2×4  joist headers, treated 4×4 runners,  3/4″ plywood sheathing and all hardware to assemble.  Cutting is required by the homeowner.

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The first floor windows and doors and loft railing and stairs shown in photos are not included with the purchase of this kit.

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