gambrel shed


have recently bought a canadian canoe 16' long thinking that I'll store it in my garage, but when I got home totally forgot that I have an up and over door (much to her amusement)so after looking for a suitable shed everywhere I came across this gambrel shed design which looked great and would allow me to store the canoe in the loft space. But could not find any in the UK which are at least 17'x 11' some local builders said they could build it for £2580 which was a bit rich for me, I have in my possession 6'x6"x6"reclaimed timbers and thought of having a go myself, but where do I start? Is there plans of these sheds available anywhere? hope you can help.


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Aug 31, 2009
Recommended Reading
by: GreenBoy

Hi - 'Gambrel Shed' man!

I would recomend the following book

Building a Shed (Build Like a Pro)

Available on Amazon UK, and has a section on building a Gambrel Shed - as a Pole Barn - this is where the main frame is extended down to form the foundations - no floor - unless you want to add one later.

It does show the details of how to build the roof and looks very much like the one in your picture.

I think these look great, wspecialy if you have the end showing like that.

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