12' Wood Shed Kits

Wood Storage Shed Kit

the Tahoe


Loft Storage:
  • Working 2nd floor loft doors - 4' headroom
  • 12' x 16' - 144 sq. ft.
  • 12' x 20' - 192 sq. ft.
Pre-primed Siding:
  • Siding - 3/8" L. P. (Louisiana Pacific) Smartside Ext. Paneling w/50 year limited warranty

The Tahoe Garage Kit is a perfect choice for providing an attractive single car garage while adding extra storage for your home. With it's traditional barn style appeal and additional loft storage you'll have plenty of space and many years of use out of this wooden garage kit.

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.

* picture depicted with 2 optional windows, cupola and walk-in door
** garage door purchased locally by homeowner

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Assembly Steps

Once you receive your new building begin by unpacking the pre-cut framing, doors and hardware. You will also receive a detailed manual with step by step instructions. Each step is explained with clear instructions and detailed line art and has been developed with the novice builder in mind.
Following the manual you will be directed to cut the siding material for application to the wall frames. This step is made extraordinarily easy because the pre-cut walls are used as a template, once assembled, prior to cutting. Simply trace the outline of the wall and cut. Cypress Truss

Trusses come partially assembled with pre-cut gussets to ensure proper alignment during the assembly proccess.

Set trusses Once wall and gable assembly is complete you are ready to begin assembly and placement of trusses. Because the trusses come partially assembled and the gussets are mitered and cut for you assembly is a snap. Apply sheathing and shingles. Get a friend to help and you'll be done in no time!
Trim and Doors Install the pre-cut trim to complete your barn raising. We've done the hard work for you so you will be assured of a professional finish.
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


Tahoe Loft

The Tahoe's unique truss design provides a 2nd floor loft for additional storage space. A 4' opening is provided to allow access to on either end of the Tahoe's second floor.


Shed Kit Elevation


Optional Item

Optional single hung windows with screens & decorative wood shutters. Shed Kit Single 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 wood shutters are pre-assembled.


Garage door is purchased locally by homeowner. If purchasing a rollup door a 6" low headroom track is required.

Optional Item
Shed Kit 9 Lite WalkIn Door

An optional walk-in entry door gives better access:

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


Optional Item

Choose an optional Sturdy-Built wood floor for your new garage kit. Easy to construct and designed specifically for your building.

This floor is designed for buildings incorporating an overhead garage door. A galvanized sill plate is provided with this floor system.

The Sturdy-Build floor system comes standard with 3/4" plywood flooring and 2x4 treated floor joists spaced 12" o.c.. Floor is supported with 4x4 treated runners.

Nails are included. Material is not pre-cut. Floor sheathing is not treated. The floor package will be delivered, prior to your shed, by a local lumber supplier. They will call to make delivery arrangements. Someone will need to receive/sign for delivery.

Shed Kit Wood Floor System


Attached to this message are photos of my completed Tahoe Barn Kit. I think it turned out great! Got the extra window yesterday and will install it tomorrow along with some pull down stairs for the lofts. It's been great working with you on this project. I will recommend your company to the many admirers of my building.

Jeff - CA
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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.
Permit Documentation