Star Gazer Sheds

Do you love observing the stars and moon? Ever considered turning that passion into a hobby? Our Sky Sheds are becoming popular with both astronomers and photographers, alike.

We have always said sky sheds are great for storing recreational belongings or for a workstation on your latest hobby project, so why not enjoy a custom home observatory shed specifically for those amateur astronomers to take stargazing to the next level.

Having a backyard observatory allows for comfortable and convenient year-round use. Before there were many options on the market, many hobbyists used shed-kits to create their own backyard observatories. Of course this was time consuming and inconvenient, but it did allow them to keep their telescopes and other equipment setup permanently. Our home observatory eliminates wasting time to take equipment out of storage for set up!

Some photographers who shoot high-resolution pictures of the sky, especially at night, use our backyard observatory sky sheds. However, photographers who only want more storage space are more likely to use one of our other storage sheds.

We now offer a much better solution to a DIY setup for your backyard observatory. We started by using a plan for one of our most popular sheds and added a convenient roll off roof. We also included helpful features such as electrical outlets. Our roll-off observatory shed is a great choice for all stargazing enthusiasts. Instead of having to lift off the roof of an observatory, these roofs can be rolled to one side and easily moved back afterword to protect the equipment. In addition, because they look similar to traditional sheds, our sky sheds still look nice sitting in your yard.

These observatory sheds start at a base of $4,995 for an 8 X 8 shed. Size options go to a 12 X 14 shed. Check out the sky shed choices below for further options and pricing details. We’ll work with you to create a custom observatory shed for your individual requests.

Because of all the moving parts that require some ongoing maintenance, the sky sheds come with a standard 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.

If you are looking for a great site to buy Astronomy equipment please visit: www.skiesunlimited.com

Star Gazer Shed Standard Features

  • 4 X 4 Pressure Treated Foundation Runners
  • 2 X 4 Floor joist with 5/8″ SmartFinish Wood Flooring
  • 7′ Walls
  • ½” Wood Sheating and Cedar Creek Vinyl Siding
  • 2 – 18″ X 27″ Sliding Windows w/ Screens
  • Insulated House Door Solid
  • 2 X 4 Rafters 16″ OC
  • 5-Pitch Roof
  • 2 X 4 Laths on Roof 24″ OC
  • Double Bubble R-9 Insulation in Roof under Metal
  • 40 Yr Galvalume Metal Roofing
  • 6′ X 10′ Deck with Vinyl Decking
  • Pressure Treated 6×6 Posts on Deck
  • 12′ Rail with LVL Headers
  • Galvanized Rollers on Track for Roof to Slide
  • 1/2 Horse Garage Door Motor with Chain drive to Open Roof (Includes 1- Remote)
  • Basic Electric Package Including:
    • 70 AMP Breaker Box
    • 1 – Light
    • 1 – Switch
    • 2 – Receptacles

STAR GAZER SHED PRICES

Sizes Vinyl
8 x 8 $6,075
8 x 10 $7,085
8 x 12 $8,080
8 x 14 $9,085
10 x 10 $8,630
10 x 12 $9,845
10 x 14 $11,055
12 x 12 $11,555
12 x 14 $12,940

Star Gazer Shed Options

Doors
Wood Doors
Double Wood Doors TBQ
Double Colonial Wood Door  TBQ
Double Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows  TBQ
Double Colonial Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows  TBQ
Carriage Wood Doors  TBQ
Single Wood Door  TBQ
Single Arched Wood Door  TBQ
Slab Doors
Single Fiberglass Slab Door  $125
Slab Door 4-Lite Glass  $175
Slab Door 6-Lite Glass  $195
Slab Door 9-Lite Glass  $175
Slab Door 11-Lite Glass  $175
Slab Door 15-Lite Glass  $215
Double Fiberglass Slab Doors  TBQ
Double Colonial Slab Doors  $300
Slab Door 9-Lite Half-Round Double Doors  $395
House Doors
Solid House Door  TBQ
House Door 9-Lite  TBQ
House Door 11-Lite  TBQ
House Door 15-Lite  TBQ
Double Solid House Doors  TBQ
Double House Doors 9-Lite  TBQ
Double House Doors 11-Lite  TBQ
Double House Doors 15-Lite  TBQ
Garage Doors
9×7 Carriage Garage Door  TBQ
Sunburst Garage Door  TBQ
Door Hinges
Dutch Door Hinge TBQ
Garden Hinge TBQ
Standard Hinge TBQ
Strap Hinge TBQ
Door Handles
Standard Garage Door Latch TBQ
Garden Shed Latch TBQ
Carriage Garage Door Latch TBQ
Horse Shoe Latch TBQ
Standard Latch TBQ
Additional Door Options
12″ Wider Doors $40
24″ Wider Doors $60
Higher Doors 7′ $50
Extra Single Door $125
Extra Double Door $200
6′ Pine Carriage Doors w/ Glass $575
Double Fiberglass Solid House Doors 6′ Opening $500
Double Fiberglass w/Glass House Doors 6′ Opening $600
Extra Dutch Door 36″

42″

48″

$250

$275

$300

Upgrade Double Dutch Door $150
Extra Double Dutch Door $325
8′ x 7′ Double Doors $100
Extra 8′ x 7′ Double Doors $300
Fiberglass House Door Solid 36″ $295
Fiberglass House Door w/9 or 11 Lite Glass
15 Lite is $40 more
36″ $350
8′ x 6′ 6″ Overhead Door $410
8′ x 6′ 6″ Insulated Overhead Door $510
9′ x 7′ Overhead Door $450
9′ x 7′ Insulated Overhead Door $550
Add Windows to Overhead Doors $100
Add Sunburst to Overhead Doors $150
Upgrade to Carriage Overhead Door $240
Upgrade to Insulated Carriage Overhead Door $340
Add 5′ or 6′ Double Arched Wood Doors $300
Upgrade to 5′ or 6′ Double Arched Wood Doors $100
Add 36″ Single Arched Wood Door $200
Add 36″ Single Arched Wood Door to Dormer $50
Upgrade to Colonial Wood Door $50/door
Add Transom Windows to Wood Door $50/door
Add Arched Transom Windows to Wood Door $60/door
Swap regular door for slab door $25/door
Add glass to Fiberglass slab door $50/door
Upgrade to Insulated Door $100/door
Vinyl Siding Upgrade to Fiberglass Door N/C
Paint Fiberglass Doors $25 per door
Windows
Windows
Standard 18″ x 27″ Shed Window  TBQ
24′”x 26″ Khaki Insulated Window  TBQ
Carriage Window  TBQ
Window   TBQ
4 Windows  TBQ
46″ x 46″ Insulated Window  TBQ
3′ x 6′ Concession Stand Window w/ Vinyl Shelf (insulated)  TBQ
Octagon Window (does not open)  TBQ
Transom Window  TBQ
Additional 18″ x 27″ Window $50
Upgrade 18″ x 27″ to 24″ x 27″ playhouse $20
Additional 24″ x 27″ Window $70
Upgrade to 24″ x 36″ playhouse $40
Additional 24″ x 36″ playhouse $90
Wood Carriage Style Window $225
Upgrade to 24″ x 36″ Insulated playhouse $105
Upgrade to 30″ x 36″ Insulated playhouse $125
Octagon $75
Credit for No Octagon (Dormer only) $40
Skylight (25″ x 49″) $500
Credit for No Window $25
Pair of Shutters $30
Pair of Shutters for 36″ Windows $40
Flower Box $30
Shutters
Louvered Shutters TBQ
Raised Panel Shutters TBQ
Z-Style Shutters TBQ
Flower Boxes
Wood Flower Box TBQ
Vinyl Flower Box TBQ
Floors
Floors (Price per sq./ft.)
Treated Joists Only $0.35
Floor Joists 12″ on center $0.35
3/4″ T&G Smart Finish Wood Flooring $.50 per sq/ft
Insulated Floor $1.00
Roof
Roof
No Shingles Less 5%
Hip Roof Add $495
Dormer Package Add $595
Metal Roof Add $2 sq/ft
Rain Gutters & Downspouts
Standard Gutters & Downspouts $6 per linear foot
Leaf Guards $3 per foot
Special Order Colors (not white, hunter, or khaki) Additional $2 per linear foot
Cupolas
Classic Vinyl Series
Copper Straight Copper Concave
18″ $300 $300
24″ $360 $375
Window Series – Vinyl
Copper Straight Copper Concave
18″ $330 $345
24″ $380 $420
Wood Series
Straight Aluminum Copper Straight Copper Concave
20″ $195 $225 $240
24″ $240 $255 $300
Vinyl Shed Series
Straight Aluminum Copper Straight Copper Concave
18″ $175 $210 $225
Wood Shed Series
Straight Aluminum
18″ $125
24″ $190
Classic Wood Series
Straight Standing Seam
18″ $155 $180
24″ $230 $260
Window Series – Wood
Straight Standing Seam
20″ $300 $335
24″ $360 $400
Weathervanes
Black
Black Weathervane $75
Copper
548P Country Doctor $390
667P Flag $315
623P Horse $285
9628P Banner $315
955P Flying Eagle $375
9613P Duck $390
909P Sailboat $375
9642P Victorian Arrow $315
9557 Moose  $375
Painted
Painted Weathervane $100
Ramps
Ramps – Extend 3′
4′ Ramp $70
5′ Ramp $80
6′ Ramp $90
8′ Ramp $110
9′ Ramp $130
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Quart of Paint $10.00
Gallon of Paint $30.00
Anchor Kit $80.00
Anchor Kit – Installed $160.00
Gutter and Downspouts $6 per ft
Leaf Guard for Gutters $3 per ft
Chicken Coop Package $300
Vinyl Stone Veneer TBQ
Brick Veneer TBQ
Chained Light TBQ
Outdoor Light TBQ
Designer Overhang Bracing TBQ
Trellis Overhang TBQ
Outdoor Outlet TBQ
Breaker Box TBQ
Garage Door Opener TBQ
Walls
No LP Smartside – Sheeting ONLY Less 4%
No Paint Less 4%
8′ Walls – MAY BE BUILT ON SITE DEPENDING ON STYLE Add 10%
10′ Walls – MUST BE BUILT ON SITE Add 20%
Partitions – To Top Plate $15/ ft.
Partitions – To Ceiling $20/ ft.
Interior
Loft – per sq/ft 4′ $2.00
Shelf – per linear ft. 16″ $3.00
Workbench – per linear ft. 24″ $5.00
Vents
Gable Vent $25 ea.
Ridge Vent $5 per ft
Arch Gable Vents $35 ea.
Vented Soffit $6 per ft
Garden Vent TBQ
Standard Vinyl Vent TBQ

Paint / Shingle Colors for Star Gazer Sheds

Paint Colors

Beige
Blue
Black
Lt. Brown
Dark Brown
Dark Gray
Hunter Green
Khaki
Barn Red
Lt. Green
Lt. Gray
Sandstone
White

Vinyl Colors

Beige
Classic Linen
Dark Gray
Khaki
Light Gray
Sage
Sandstone
Blue
White

Shingle Colors

Black
Light Brown
Dark Brown
Weather Wood
Granite Gray
Dark Gray
Blue
Dark Green

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