- If your storage shed site is inaccessible
- If you simply love working with your hands
- Save hundreds of dollars by assembling DIY storage shed kits versus Sheds Unlimited doing it for you
- To reduce storage shed delivery charges. If you live in Long Island, NY, you might save big on a DIY Storage Shed Kit
Most of the Amish Built Sheds Unlimited storage sheds can be custom ordered as a DIY STORAGE SHED KIT PACKAGE for assembly on-site. If for any reason installing a completed storage building into the backyard is not an option or if you are simply a handyman at heart and would like to try your own skills, then a Economy Shed Kit, or a Classic Amish Sheds Kit might work perfectly for you.
Please Note: We no longer offer any of our buildings as DIY kits.
Q&A on Building a Storage Shed Kit
Erecting the shed kit should take one to three days depending on your level of expertise.
- A hammer (power tools work great)
- Three inch nails or screws
- One and three quarter inch nails or screws
- Tape measure
- Screw gun
- Hand saw or sawzall (for just a few cuts)
- Sledge hammer (optional)
- Utility knife
- Small speed square
- We recommend at least 2 and at times 3-4
- This will depend on the size of the garden shed kit
Normally we try to help our customers as much as possible, especially if it is a matter of helping to figure out where certain material goes on the building. Keep in mind, you are responsible for correctly constructing the shed if you purchase a kit, but we can offer direction. (Prior construction experience is recommended.) If there is any uncertainty about whether or not you will be able to assemble the storage shed, consider one of our build-on-site options and we will send a team to assemble the building for you.
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer our larger buildings as customer assembled kits due to complexity of the buildings. However, if you are looking for a two-story prefab garage kit, we recommend speaking to one of our office staff to find out the price for Sheds Unlimited to come to your location to build a two-story shed or garage on site.
Single story garages can be bought as kits, but depending on the size we may recommend having our Prefab Garage Team assemble it for you.
Sheds Unlimited is an Amish-Mennonite family owned company and builds each prefab kit to the highest standards. Each building is carefully constructed with quality building materials and will outlast almost any metal or plastic sheds.
DIY Storage Shed Kits are the same price as a regular shed. We simply partially assemble the shed kit and send it as a package for you to assemble. If you wish to have Sheds Unlimited assemble the shed kit for you there is an extra cost from 25% to 40% depending on the type of storage shed or prefab car garage you wish to purchase. The prefab cost is also added to any options on the building. In addition, there may be extra storage shed kit shipping charges depending on your location.
When to Choose a DIY Storage Shed Kit?
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To make it easier for you, the “do-it-yourself” storage shed kits are for sale partially prefabricated to make the assembly of the shed barn kit simple and straightforward. The DIY storage shed kit walls are assembled and the rafters are prebuilt and ready to put into place. While we offer large shed kits as well as small barn kits, on the smaller 6′ and 8′ shed kits, the floor may be partially constructed to make the job even easier.
Sheds Unlimited provides a “How to Build a Shed Kit” DVD plus a detailed “Do-it-Yourself Shed Kit Assembly Instructions” document to assist with the assembly of the storage shed kit building. The video and document will be help make the assembly more smoothly.
Please Note: Our Shed assembly manuals are for semi-professional or an avid DIYer. If you are new to construction, speak with our office team to determine if a Do-it-Yourself Storage Shed package is for you! See the difference between a DIY shed and a Built on Site by Sheds Unlimited on our Storage Shed Kits page.
Please note that fully assembled buildings and storage shed kits are the same price. This is due to the fact that storage shed kits from Sheds Unlimited are typically assembled in the manufacturing facility. The walls are temporarily put together as though the building was to be delivered as a unit. This allows us to be sure that the parts are properly assembled and also allows us to paint the garden shed kit. Since the DIY shed kit is painted in our facility, it should only need some touch up paint after it is assembled on your property.