16ft. Wood Storage Kits

Wood Storage Kit

the Richmond


Sturdy-Built Truss System:
  • 30 lbs snow load / 140 mph max wind load
  • 2x6 trusses
Clear Span Loft:
  • Full second floor loft with 7ft. 1in. headroom
  • 3/4" Structurwood decking and 2x8 floor joists
Pre-primed Siding:
  • Siding - 3/8" L. P. (Louisiana Pacific) Smartside Ext. Paneling w/50 year limited warranty
Backyard storage, getaway or workshop

Not a pole building, built like your house with wall studs 16" on center. The Richmond can easily be used for a workshop, backyard retreat or office. Or, perhaps you need storage for all your outdoor equipment and tools.

Our 16ft. wide Richmond provides two floors that are not obstructed with interior walls or supports. High side walls on the lower level can be insulated if desired. The loft area offers 7ft. 1in. of headroom at center with plenty of room for storage right to the outside walls. Available in 20ft., 24ft., 28ft., and 32ft. lengths the Richmond offers up to 1,024 sq. ft. of space. Choose the size that is appropriate for you particular needs.

Entry doors and windows are not included with the Richmond. Stairs are also optionally purchased and can be installed on either of the corners opposite the barn doors. This allows you to purchase these items in the size, quantity and style of your choosing. During construction you'll install at the locations desired. The image shown is just one way to finish the Richmond.

The Richmond can be built on various foundation types. Cement slab, basement, post and beam wood floors are typical foundation choices. The type you build will be dicated by your requirements and may vary based on local building codes.

Sold in home centers in the US and Japan Best Barns has been producing quality building kits for 30 years. Best Barns passes on additional savings to you because they work with a local home center nearest you providing material to finish your new storage shed for professional results.

* building is shown with optional windows and walk-in door. Shingles and paint purchased separately.
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Assembly Steps

Walls are shipped K.D. (knocked down) field assembly required. The wall studs are pre-cut and spaced 16" on center. Exterior siding is LP (Louisiana Pacific) primed siding. Learn more - click on siding tab above. Wall Assembly
Richmond Truss

2x6 roof trusses are shipped pre-cut for precise field assembly. Engineered to withstand high wind loads of 140 mph 3 second gust and heavy snow loads of 30 lbs. psf. Trusses provide clear span with a generous 7ft. headroom in the center.

Roof shingles are not included and purchased locally by owner.


Primed 3/8" wood siding, with vertical grooves, creates an attractive plank look.

Smart Panel, manufactured by Lousiana-Pacific, creates the visual beauty of real wood with the strength and durability of an engineered product.

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 Composibor (from U.S. Borax) prevents fungal decay and insect damage.
  • Backed with a 50 year limited warranty.
Shed Siding Example


Richmond Loft

The Richmond has a clear span 2nd floor loft for additional storage. The headroom is 7ft. 1in.giving you plenty of room for an office or shelves or studio.

3/4" Structurwood decking over LVL (laminated beams) and 2x8 floor joists increase floor strength. A full loft floor enables you to assemble, then erect 2x6 roof trusses and roof on the loft platform. Order the optional stair package for access to the loft area.

The gable's are designed to optionally install a window up to 44in. wide x 47in. high. Window purchased locally by homeowner.




Optional Item

Optional single hung windows with screens & decorative wood shutters. Shed Kit Double Hung Window

Single hung windows 18" x 36" aluminum windows provide light and ventilation. Lockable frames are durable and easy to operate. Screens limit birds and insects. Decorative raised panel shutters are included.


Optional Item

Shed Kit French Door

15-lite French Doors. Door opening is 72in. x 80in.. Doors are 15-lite steel entry doors, pre-hung in a wood jamb with brickmold trim. Included are weather-stripping, aluminum threshold and lockset. Doors are in-swing type.

Shed Kit 9 Lite WalkIn Door

An optional walk-in entry door gives better access:

  • Pre-hung 9-lite 32in. x 80in. walk-in door includes aluminum threshold and lockset
  • Windowless pre-hung 6-panel 32in. x 80in. steel walk-in door also includes threshold and lockset


Optional Item
Shed Kit Stair Package

Don't forget to add the optional stair package for easy access to the 2nd floor loft.


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Permit Info

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Below is information that your local permiting office may need prior to construction. Please check with the permit office before purchasing.
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