Star Gazer Sheds

Do you love observing the stars and moon? Ever considered turning that passion into a hobby? Our Sky Sheds are our backyard observatories that have become increasingly popular with both astronomers and photographers alike.

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Sizes Vinyl
8 x 8  $    18,070
8 x 10  $    20,245
8 x 12  $  22,440
8 x 14  $  24,625
10 x 10  $  24,055
10 x 12  $  27,105
10 x 14  $  30,650
12 x 12  $  30,925
12 x 14  $  32,735

Star Gazer Shed Options

Wood Doors
Double Wood Doors $350
Double Colonial Wood Door $500
Double Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows $550
Double Colonial Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows $700
Carriage Wood Doors $695
36" Single Wood Door $175
Single Arched Wood Door
Black Metal Roof (Aluminum)
Slab Doors
Single Fiberglass Slab Door $225
Slab Door 4-Lite Glass (transom) $325
Slab Door 6-Lite Glass $325
Slab Door 9-Lite Glass $325
Slab Door 11-Lite Glass $325
Slab Door 15-Lite Glass $375
Double Fiberglass Slab Doors $450
Double Colonial Fiberglass Doors $500
House Doors
Solid House Door $475
House Door 9-Lite $575
House Door 11-Lite $575
House Door 15-Lite $625
Double Solid House Doors $850
Double House Doors 9-Lite $1050
Double House Doors 11-Lite $1050
Double House Doors 15-Lite $1150
Garage Doors
Solid Garage Door
Add Basic Glass to overhead door $230 Upgrade
Carriage Garage Door $350 Upgrade
Insulated Carriage Garage Door $475 Upgrade
Sunburst Garage Door $290 Upgrade
Door Hinges
Standard Hinge Single $8
Double $15
Garden Hinge Single $6
Double $12
Strap Hinge Single $18
Double $35
Door Handles
Standard Garage Door Latch
Garden Shed Latch
Carriage Garage Door Latch
Standard Latch
Additional Door Options
12" Wider Doors $40
24" Wider Doors $60
Higher Doors
6' Pine Carriage Doors w/ Glass $575
Extra 48" Single Dutch Door $475
Upgrade to Double Dutch Door $550
Extra Double Dutch Door $900
Upgrade to 8' x 7' Double Doors $200
Extra 8' x 7' Double Doors $475
8' x 6' 6" Overhead Door $890
8' x 6' 6" Insulated Overhead Door $1050
9' x 7' Overhead Door $975
9' x 7' Insulated Overhead Door $1135
Add Basic Windows to Overhead Door $230
Add 5' or 6' Double Arched Wood Doors $575
Upgrade to 5' or 6' Double Arched Wood Doors $200
Add 36" Single Arched Wood Door $325
Upgrade to Colonial Wood Door $75/door
Add Transom Windows to Wood Door $100/door
Add glass to Fiberglass slab door $75/door
Vinyl Siding Upgrade to Fiberglass Door
Paint Fiberglass Doors $35 per door
18″ x 27″ Window $80
24" x 27" Window $100
24" x 36" Window $120
24" x 36" Insulated Window $315
30" x 36" Window $140
30" x 36" Insulated Window $365
28" x 26" Carriage Window $225
30" x 36" Carriage Window $295
Add Transom Window above standard window $105
Octagon Window (does not open) $150
Row of Transom Window in Gable $145
Insulated Transom Window $290
3′ x 6′ Concession Stand Window w/ Vinyl Shelf (insulated) $550
46″ x 46″ Insulated Window $390
22 1/2" x 46 1/2" Skylight $850
Louvered Shutters
Not available on 8x8, 8x10 or 10x10 sheds
Raised Panel Shutters
Not available on 8x8, 8x10 or 10x10 sheds
Z-Style Shutters
Not available on 8x8, 8x10 or 10x10 sheds
Flower Boxes
Wood Flower Box $50
Vinyl Flower Box
Black Metal Roof (Aluminum)
Floors (Price per Square Foot)
Pressure Treated Joists Only $1.00 per sq/ft
Pressure Treated Joists & Plywood $2.35 per sq/ft
Floor Joists 12” on Center $0.35 per sq/ft
3/4” T&G Smart Finish Wood Flooring $0.50 per sq/ft
Double Bubble Insulated Floor $1.00 per sq/ft
R-13 Fiberglass Insulation $2.00 per sq/ft
Insulated Floor w/ Spray Foam $4.00 per sq/ft
Double Wood Flooring $2.25 per sq/ft
LuxGuard Flooring $4.00 per sq/ft
Roofing Materials
No Shingles Less 4%
Standing Seam $10 per sq/ft
Ribbed Metal Roof $4 per sq/ft
Roof Options
Hip Roof $795
Dormer Package $795
Gutters and Downspouts
Gutter and Downspouts $9 per ft
Leaf Guard for Gutters $4 per ft
Special Order Colors (not white, hunter, or khaki) Add $2 per ft
Wood Shed Series
Black Metal Roof (Aluminum)
18" $290
Vinyl Shed Series
Black Metal Roof (Aluminum)
18" $340
Classic Wood Series
Copper (Concave)
20" $620
24" $670
Classic Vinyl Series
Copper (Concave)
20" $740
24" $790
Window Series – Wood
Copper (Concave)
20" $790
24" $840
Window Series – Vinyl
Copper (Concave)
20" $790
24" $840
Black (Only for Shed Series Cupolas)
Black Weathervane $125
Copper (For 20'' Or Larger Cupolas)
548P Country Doctor $510
667P Flag $435
623P Horse $405
955P Flying Eagle $495
9613P Duck $510
909P Sailboat $495
9642P Victorian Arrow $435
9557 Moose $495
Rooster $435
9668P Fireman's Hat & Trumpet $495
9628P Banner $435
Painted Weathervane $150
Standard Pressure Treated Ramps
Available in 4’, 5', 6’, 8’, and 9’ wide (Extends to 48”)
Aluminum Ramps
Set of (2) 23" Wide x 48" Long $375
Galvanized Ramps
Set of (2) 23" Wide x 48" Long $275
Standard (Wood building) Gable Vent $40 each
Standard (Vinyl building) Vent $40 each
Wood Garden Vent $60 each
Vinyl Garden Vent $60 each
Ridge Vent $9 per ft
Vented Soffit $7 per ft
Vinyl Stone Veneer $15 per sq/ft short spans
Brick Veneer $15 per sq/ft short spans
Designer Overhang Bracing $150 per gable
Trellis Overhang $325
Anchor Kit $120
Anchor Kit Installed $200
Metal Roof $4.00 per Sq. Ft.
Standing Seam $10 per Sq. Ft.
Gutter and Downspouts $9 per ft
Leaf Guard for Gutters $4 per ft
Quart of Paint $13
Gallon of Paint $40
Paint Fiberglass Slab Door $40
Chicken Coop Pacakage $650
Electrical Options
Standard Bulb Light $75
4' LED Light $125
Flood Light $125
Motion Light $125
Fan/Light Combo $225
Outdoor Light $125
60 Amp Breaker Box $100
100 Amp Breaker Box $200
15 Amp Outlet $75
Outdoor Outlet $125
Garage Door Opener $450
Loft – per sq/ft $3.00
Shelf – per linear ft. $5.00
Workbench – per linear ft. $7.00

Star Gazer Shed Features

  • 4 X 4 Pressure Treated Foundation Runners
  • 2 X 4 Floor joist with 5/8” Smart Finish Wood Flooring
  • 7′ Walls
  • Cedar Creek Vinyl Siding ½” Wood Sheating
  • 2 – 18” X 27” Sliding Windows w/ Screens
  • Insulated House Door (Solid)
  • 2 X 4 Rafters 16” OC
  • 5-Pitch Roof
  • 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
  • Exterior Deck with Vinyl Decking (Deck is Half the Length of Skyshed)
    • (Example Deck Size:: 12×14 Shed has 12×7 Deck Area)
    • Warm Room Built in Deck Area  (Includes 1 Insulated 24” x 27” window)
    • Warm Room is insulated and finished w/ beaded plywood
  •  Pressure Treated 6×6 Posts on Deck
  • Galvanized Rail with LVL Headers
  • Galvanized Rollers on Track for Roof to Slide
  • 1/2 Commercial Horse Garage Door Motor with Sprocket drive to Open Roof (Includes 1- Remote)
  • Basic Electric Package Including:
    • 70 AMP Breaker Box
    • 2 – Lights
    • 2 – Switches
    • 2 – Receptacles

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.

Size options go to a 12 X 14 backyard observatory 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.

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Paint / Shingle Colors for Star Gazer Sheds

Paint Colors

Belmont Blue
Mission Brown
Dark Brown
Dark Gray
Hunter Green
Navy Blue
Barn Red
Pequea Green
Ronks Gray

Vinyl Colors

Antique Ivory
Classic Linen
Slate Gray
Heritage Gray
Slate Blue

Aluminum Trim Colors

Barn Red
Charcoal Gray
Heritage Gray
Hunter Green
Ocean Blue
Royal Brown

LP Smartside Stain Colors

Golden Wheat
Charcoal Stain
Natural Cedar
Natural Redwood
Natural Teak
Chestnut Brown

Shingle Colors

Dual Black
Earthtone Cedar
Dual Brown
Weather Wood
Dual Gray
Charcoal Gray
Atlantic Blue
Emerald Green
Monaco Red

Ribbed Metal Roofing Colors

Bright White
Polar White
Light Stone
Ash Gray
Pewter Gray
Burnished Slate
Rural Red
Bright Red
Ivy Green
Copper Metallic
Gallery Blue
Ocean Blue
Rural Red (Textured)
Burgundy (Textured)
Evergreen (Textured)
Burnished Slate (Textured)
Charcoal (Textured)
Black (Textured)

Standing Seam Metal Roofing Colors

Burnished Slate
Rural Red
Gallery Blue
Rural Red (Textured)
Burgundy (Textured)
Evergreen (Textured)
Burnished Slate (Textured)
Black (Textured)
Charcoal (Textured)
Brown (Textured)


Blonde Ale

Gray Ash

Aged Hickory

Black Sands

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Burned Interior

Pine Tongue & Groove

White Washed Pine Tongue & Groove

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