The 10X10 Colonial Five-Corner Wood Shed by Little Cottage Company, the country's leading maker of wonderful wood kits, is sure to bring years of use to your family. The durable construction and elegant design make it a great fit for any yard.
Assembly can take as little as a weekend depending on how much help you have. The kits are shipped as panels that are pre-assembled, primed, and ready for painting in your choice of colors. The siding is pre-fastened onto wall panels as is the trim that helps define the character of the shed.
The customer is responsible for providing shingles, paint, and the drip edge, all of which are readily available at your local home center. This allows you to customize the Five-Corner Shed to exactly the final look you desire. A variety of other options are available to further enhance the appearance and usability of your shed.
The sturdy frame construction and hefty weight of the structure ensure that it will withstand all kinds of weather conditions. Two working windows with screens are included that use tempered safety glass. Entry is easy with wide double doors, and the unique layout allows for lots of storage room inside.
The Colonial Five-Corner Wood Shed fits perfectly into tight spaces, yet is attractive enough to be a showpiece. Whether it's used for storage, a garden office, a playhouse, or even a pool house, this shed will be a great addition to your home.
- Model: 10x10 5-SCGS-WPNK
- UPC: 610074102038
- Nominal size: 10' width x 10' length
- Side wall height: 72"
- Wall is framed with 2" x 4" wood 16" on center
- Wood trusses 2’ on center with 2" x 4" wood
- High quality LP Smartside® siding and straight trim prefastened onto wall panels to ensure the panels are square
- Panelized wall sections for easier assembly
- All other parts are precut and ready to assemble
- Includes 2 working 30" x 36" windows with screens, grids, tempered safety glass, and Z shutters
- Large Colonial double doors are 60" wide x 72" high and include lock and Colonial hinges
- All hardware needed for assembly (screws, latches, handles, nails) is included
- About 98% of trim and siding is already primed
- Link to excellent downloadable online manual with color pictures and step-by-step instructions
- Elegant design to fit any home
- Please be sure to check your local building code for any required permits
- All that is needed is a level surface that is at least the size of the exact exterior dimensions
- Friendly technical support available from Little Cottage Company for installation help
- Packed in heavy duty cardboard with plastic shrink wrap on a wooden pallet
- Note: Image shows Colonial Five-Corner Wood Shed with optional transom windows on the double doors
- Note: Customer provides their choice of paint, shingles (5 bundles), and drip edge (5 ten feet long pieces with one inch face) to achieve a completely custom look
- Note: Little Cottage Company sheds are built to order and so can not be returned; please let us know if you have any questions at all
- Shipping weight: 1560 lbs.
- LP Smartside® is a green building material, is treated to resist rot, termites, and mold, and has a 5 year replacement/50 year limited warranty
- Little Cottage Company stands by its structures and works to make you 100% satisfied
- Proudly made in the U.S.A.
Little Cottage Company is based in the heart of Amish country in Ohio. Therefore the shipping time to certain southern and western states is slightly longer than to the rest of the country.
When your Little Cottage Company shed arrives from the shipper, the customer is required to have a total of two people available to help unload the pallet from the truck quickly and safely. This is usually done by opening the shrink wrap and moving each piece to its destination in your garage or backyard.
This procedure typically only takes 15 to 20 minutes or so, and each piece may weigh anywhere from 40 to 80 pounds. The driver is not obligated to help unload the delivery, though we have not found this to ever be a problem.
We will email you tracking information as soon as it is available. When your order arrives at the shipping terminal closest to your home, the dispatcher there will call you to set up the delivery appointment, usually for the next day or whenever is convenient for you.
Additional Windows, Shutters, and Flower Boxes - Certain Little Cottage Company sheds can accommodate additional window kits, shutters, and flower boxes. The trim and design will match the style of your structure you have chosen and they are easy to install. The working windows are 18" x 22" and have tempered safety glass, grids, and screens.
Floor Kit - The floor kit for Little Cottage Company sheds includes 5/8" plywood sheeting and 16" on center 2" x 4" joists that are cut to the exact size of your structure for easy assembly. To save money, customers can opt to build their own floor with materials from your local home center. Some customers even use decking or even tiles for a truly custom floor.
Transom Windows - These elegant windows can be added to the doors of the Classic Five-Corner Shed to further enhance its appearance while allowing in even more natural light.
About Little Cottage Company
Little Cottage Company is run by the Schlabach family of Berlin, OH, right in the heart of Amish country. It was started as a project to build the best playhouse possible for the owner's young daughter and has since expanded in a diverse line of playhouses, storage sheds, greenhouses, and personal chapels. Ensuring the highest quality and customer satisfaction is the top priority for all Little Cottage Company employees.
Each kit is built to order to your exact specifications and carefully inspected and packaged before being loaded onto the truck. The skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident in every completed structure and there are thousands of happy customers in every state.
Assembly Tips For Little Cottage Company Sheds
While the process of assembling a shed might seem daunting, these kits are designed to be assembled by even parents with no prior building experience. Depending on your skill level, the size of the structure, and the number of options you order, putting together a kit can take 2 adults one full day.
Many customers opt to hire a local handyman or contractor to simplify this process, and the affordable price of the kits makes it easy to do this. They can be readily found online at sites like AngiesList or ServiceMagic. An older copy of the assembly manual is available as a PDF near the bottom of this page to give you a better idea of the process.
Floor Kit - Whether you order the floor kit from Little Cottage Company or purchase it locally, it is recommended to install a floor under the shed. The floor helps to elevate the structure off the ground, greatly extending its longetiviy as is reduces the exposure of the frame to moisture. The floor also helps to ensure that the entire structure is perfectly square as the walls attach directly to it. If building upon a concrete slab, a floor kit may not be needed.
Runners - It is a best practice to fasten pressure-treated 4" x 4" runners underneath the floor. When the floor is flipped over, you're ready to start building the rest of the playhouse. This adds greatly to the stability of the structure and raises it above the ground a few inches. They make the floor much stronger and allow you to move it in one piece with a forklift or perhaps several strong adults.
Drip Edge - Besides the floor along with shingles and paint, which you purchase locally to allow for full customization of the look of your structure, a drip edge is needed. This is an inexpensive piece of aluminum flashing that attaches to the edge of the roof below the shingles. It wicks water away from the roof to the ground to make sure that it doesn't seep underneath the shingles and rot the wood. The drip edge is different from the decorative trim that some playhouses and sheds include.
Site Preparation - Customers often tell us that the trickiest part of the the process is making sure that they have a good foundation upon which to build the structure. This base should extend beyond the dimensions of your playhouse by around 12 inches on each side. It is ideal to have the foundation be as level as possible. Each of the options mentioned here, crushed stone, a concrete pad, or concrete pavers, will greatly increase the longetiviy of your structure by improving drainage and air flow, thereby keeping the wood looking as new as possible.
Using a base of about 4 to 5 inches of crushed stone (¾" clean) is recommended to allow for the best drainage underneath the structure. Using 12 inches of crushed stone around the perimeter is best as it allows for even more drainage and keeps weeds at bay.
The crushed stone can be installed by digging out 4 inches of soil and then simply leveling the stone. Or the frame of the floor can be first made with pressure-treated 4" x 4" runners or landscape timbers and then filled flush to the top with crushed stone.
Another option is a concrete pad that could be installed as the base. A good installation should be perfectly level and the pad should be as close to ground level as possible. Little Cottage Company recommends that the concrete pad extend beyond each side of the structure by 12 inches. Concrete pavers could also be used as a less expensive and quicker alternative to the concrete pad.