Imagine how useful it would be to have a big, deep coat closet outdoors.
A wooden garden shed can hold (and hide from view) all sorts of tools, off-duty hoses, and mucky boots. Not to mention bikes, pool equipment, bamboo garden stakes, balls of twine, and that bag of muddy dahlias you dug up in October. If you’re the organizing type (and we are), you can putter for hours, putting everything in order while you wait for spring.
Here are five of our favorite small wooden sheds to tuck into a corner of a garden:
Above: Photograph by Michelle Slatalla for Gardenista.
For inspiration, we turned to Julie’s garden shed in Mill Valley, CA, which has shelves, a Dutch door, and plenty of wall space for pegs and hooks.
Above: Similar to Julie’s and made of cypress wood, a two-door Vertical Storage Shed is 72 inches tall and measures 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep; $409.99 from Leisure Season via Amazon.
Above: A 7-by-5-foot timber Pent Roof Garden Shed is sided with tongue-and-groove panels to prevent rot and water damage. It comes with a 10-year guarantee and is £489.99 from Sheds Direct.
Above: Designed to store bikes, pool equipment, or garden tools, a Lockable Storage Shed with double doors is 72 inches long, 64 inches high, and 32 inches deep. It is $663.90 from Bosmere via Amazon.
Above: With two wide doors, an unfinished western red cedar Space Saver Shed is $2,495 from Thos. Baker.
Above: A DIY Cedar Shed Bayside Kit is customizable and comes with such options as a Dutch door, a fixed window, and a sliding door. The kit comes with pre-cut wood wall panels, hardware, a pre-shingled roof, and step-by-step instructions for assembly (no cutting necessary). It is $1,169 from Cedar Shed.