Large storage shed, cabin or workshop (electricity, plumbing, and insulation, provided by customer's contractor)
The Lakewood 12 ft. x 18 ft. wood storage kit was designed for the homeowner who needs a large amount of storage or perhaps space for a workshop. Building models from Sentry Buildings allow the homeowner to customize the kit to suit their requirements. The Lakewood model includes 6 windows to be installed in the dormers and gables. Windows and doors are not included for the first floor. Sentry Buildings DIY kits do not pre determine what type of windows and doors will be installed. The homeowner will purchase these items as appropriate for the intended use of the building.
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First floor. Access to the loft area offers more opportunity for the homeowner to build as desired. A ladder or spiral staircase are good choices but feel free to design your own access to the loft. Featuring a large loft with 6 ft. - 1 in. headroom the Lakewood gives you plenty of room for additional storage or sleeping loft. The 12 ft. x 10 ft. the loft is has 26 floor joists spaced 16 in. O.C. and covered with 5/8 in. plywood. Add railings as appropriate for your needs. Insulated windows are included for the loft area only and are located in both dormers and each gable end. The 26 truss system makes it possible to insulate the shed properly if you require a controlled climate.
Second-floor windows included. First-floor windows and door purchased by homeowner separately. Shingles not included. Paint by the homeowner. Deluxe floor sold optionally. Ladder and railing provided by the homeowner as well.
Once you receive your new building 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. Should you need help during construction please contact us at 800-245-1577. Primed 3/8 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
The siding is made from wood strands, pressed into a resin saturated substrate, superior to plywood.
A cedar texture is embossed into the substrate, free from knot holes and patches. Other features include:
- Primed, ready for paint color of your choice. Latex acrylic paint recommended.
- Treated with Compositor (from U.S. Borax) prevents fungal decay and insect damage.
- Backed with a 50-year limited warranty.
The Lakewood from Sentry Buildings provides an expansive 2nd level loft floor.
Loft headroom is 6 ft. 1 in. covering 12 ft. x 10 ft. of space. The expansive size is large enough for storing large items or for use as a sleeping loft.
Access to loft and railings are the homeowner's responsibility.
Lakewood 12 ft. x 18 ft. cross-section.
Loft Windows Included
The deluxe floor includes 4 4 treated runners which give support for the floor joists and allows you to set the foundation directly on the grass. By raising the foundation above the ground the 4 x 4's provide for air flow which eliminates moisture. The deluxe floor includes 4 x 4 treated runners, treated 2 x 4's 16" o.c. and 3/4" plywood.
Nails are included. Floor requires cutting and assembly. Floor sheathing is not treated.
Convenient home delivery is available anywhere in the lower 48 states. This is called curbside delivery which will place the kit at the end of your driveway. It is not the driver's responsibility to bring the product into your garage or yard. Drivers do not assist in unpacking or cleanup. The freight carrier will call to schedule an appointment during normal business hours. Please provide a daytime phone number at check out. Someone will need to be present at the time of delivery. A signature is required. Inspect the merchandise before the driver departs. If you notice any damage, make sure the driver indicates this on the delivery slip before you sign it. Below are principle assembly steps for the 12 ft. x 18 ft. Lakewood shed kit. Rough-in openings for windows and doors on the first floor are determined by the homeowner during construction.