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Krallen
Jun. 2, 2012, 11:01 PM
If everything works out, we're buying a property that we'll have to build a few run in sheds on. Our old sheds were typical wood frame/steel siding and roof types (we live in the land of pole barns). I would love to have sheds this time that are practical/functional (ie, not all wood that gets eaten by the beavers) but also a little more stylish or attractive than our old ones. Any good ideas or photos of functional AND pretty sheds? Thanks!

kalidascope
Jun. 8, 2012, 12:54 AM
Shame there's no replies no this - I would like to see some too :).

wsmoak
Jun. 8, 2012, 08:10 AM
I'm a big fan of the saltbox roof style. The overhang keeps the weather out and gives them more options like hanging their head out the front to look around, but still being under a roof.

Mine is on a Klene Pipe Structures steel frame and looks like this one:
http://www.klenepipe.com/store.asp?pid=30888

(Bonus, it _can_ be moved. (Carefully. With a large enough tractor.))

Jealoushe
Jun. 8, 2012, 08:42 AM
Scroll down, there are a couple pictures of my run in sheds;

http://fillysbestfriend.blogspot.ca/2012/02/do-you-believe-in.html

NJRider
Jun. 10, 2012, 11:37 AM
We had 4 12 x 24 sheds build for our new paddocks. They are on skids so are moveable. Here is a photo after they were built http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x233/jklfarm/dozer006.jpg

The key for us was that they did not require a building permit. They are staked down with rods and the dirt will be packed around the sides once we get to that point. They were $2100 each built on site.

SLR
Jun. 10, 2012, 11:54 AM
WOW NJ Rider. Thaose are really nice. Did you have a local builder do them?

sporthorselover
Jun. 18, 2012, 02:27 PM
http://www.precisebuildings.com/build/view/custom-run-in-shed/33

Krallen
Jun. 21, 2012, 10:07 AM
We're still shopping and coming up with ideas. Has anyone done a drop down window or had just the top half of a dutch door installed in the back wall? I'm interested in this maybe for both air flow and for looks. If you have a window, do you ever use it?

NJ rider, I can't believe those were $2100! I've priced out similar here and was quoted $3700 each, and that was with a bit of a discount for doing three of them at once.

pAin't_Misbehavin'
Jun. 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
I build all my shelters with a window in the back wall, and set the back wall into my fenceline.

Then I install a feeder under the window, so all that's required at feeding time is to stand outside the fence, dump a bucket of feed and a pat or two of hay through the window.

This set up makes it much easier to find folks willing and able to feed for me!:yes:

PeteyPie
Jun. 21, 2012, 04:08 PM
I build all my shelters with a window in the back wall, and set the back wall into my fenceline.

Then I install a feeder under the window, so all that's required at feeding time is to stand outside the fence, dump a bucket of feed and a pat or two of hay through the window.

This set up makes it much easier to find folks willing and able to feed for me!:yes:

That's how they are where I board in California. The only problem is that the feeders stick out beyond the drip line of the shed roof so when it rains, the feed gets wet. They solve that by feeding just hay, no pellets during rainy weather. There is a metal lid on the metal feeder, which would keep a light sprinkling out of the bin, but the voume of water coming off the roof is too much for it.

It would have been easy to prevent this problem with good design, having eaves that extend well beyond the feeder. Even a gutter would work. If we had snow and ice, I would want the roof to extend far enough to allow a safe walkway/access without slipping on an ice buildup or getting brained by icicles.