JAMAICA, Vt. — Jamaica Cottage Shop introduces five new designs. The Do it yourself step by step plans and pre-cut kits are designed for the novice carpenter. The privately held corporation has been building and designing garden sheds, outdoor storage shed kits and plans, showing you how to build a post and beam shed with rough sawn lumber, since 1995.
Firewood storage sheds, shed kits and woodshed plans are offered in two new sizes, 6×14 and the 8×20. Jamaica Cottage Shop now has a wood shed solution for several cords of firewood and or storage of wood pellets. The 6×14 Woodbin will accommodate up to four cords of firewood, while the 8×20 houses up to eight cords.
The new 6×8 Nantucket shed design is a small basic utility tool storage shed. The little shed is built with post and beam construction of the same caliber as the large sheds, but with smaller yards in mind.
The 8×12 Saltbox is an affordable easy to build outdoor wood storage shed. The saltbox shed is large enough to accommodate bicycles, outdoor furniture, or a space for those do-it-yourself projects. An interior work bench can be added for potting and gardening activities as well as room for the guys to play poker.
The 4×4 Wishing Well is a beautiful cedar yard accent. Owner, Domenic Mangano, says that this idea was born out of the same concept that made him start building sheds. “I wanted to offer an alternative to those flimsy, tacky yard decorations seen in suburbia.” The wishing well is a large scale replica of traditional old time wells and is a true working wishing well design that can actually draw water. The rugged 4′ diameter base supplies amble stability for the overall eight feet of height and the cedar shingle supply a refined look.
The material used in the company’s post and beam shed kit products is native Vermont hemlock and kiln dried eastern white pine lumber. By using local sourced materials for their timber framed sheds, the company supports local New England land owners, foresters, loggers and sawmills. Each pre-cut piece is color-coded and part number that matches a detailed cut list.
Some of Jamaica Cottage Shop’s most popular designs include the 8×10 Vermonter, 6×8 Greenhouse Garden Shed, a 6×14 combination firewood and storage shed named the Weekender, 8×8 Chicken Coop and the 16×20 Vermont Cottage, is the quintessential cabin in the woods. All designs are rugged, most with board and batten siding and painted metal roofs.
To download a free set of 8×10 Vermonter shed plans, sign up for JCS’s Funky Chicken Newsletter at www.JamaicaCottageShop.com.