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.

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)
  •  Pressure Treated 6×6 Posts on Deck
  • Galvanized Rail with LVL Headers
  • Galvanized Rollers on Track for Roof to Slide
  • 1/2 Horse Garage Door Motor with Sprocket drive to Open Roof (Includes 1- Remote)
  • Basic Electric Package Including:
    • 70 AMP Breaker Box
    • 1 – Light
    • 1 – Switch
    • 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.

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

Prices shown are meant to be a guide and don’t include delivery or custom features. Once you find your size, click “Get A Quote” and fill out the form to submit your ideas to a project manager, who will reach out to you with a full quote!

SizesVinyl
8 x 8 $    16,070
8 x 10 $    18,245
8 x 12 $  20,440
8 x 14 $  22,625
10 x 10 $  22,055
10 x 12 $  24,605
10 x 14 $  28,150
12 x 12 $  28,425
12 x 14 $  30,235

Star Gazer Shed Options

Doors
Wood Doors
Double Wood Doors $250
Double Colonial Wood Door $350
Double Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows $400
Double Colonial Wood Doors w/ Transom Windows $500
Carriage Wood Doors $595
Single Wood Door $150
Single Arched Wood Door $250
Slab Doors
Single Fiberglass Slab Door $175
Slab Door 4-Lite Glass $245
Slab Door 6-Lite Glass $245
Slab Door 9-Lite Glass $245
Slab Door 11-Lite Glass $245
Slab Door 15-Lite Glass $295
Double Fiberglass Slab Doors $350
House Doors
Solid House Door $375
House Door 9-Lite $445
House Door 11-Lite $445
House Door 15-Lite $520
Double Solid House Doors $650
Double House Doors 9-Lite $790
Double House Doors 11-Lite $790
Double House Doors 15-Lite $940
Door Hinges
Garden Hinge Single $8
Double $15
Standard Hinge Single $6
Double $12
Strap Hinge Single $18
Double $35
Door Handles
Standard Garage Door Latch
Garden Shed Latch
Horse Shoe Latch
Standard Latch
Additional Door Options
12″ Wider Doors$40
24″ Wider Doors$60
Higher Doors7′$50
6′ Pine Carriage Doors w/ Glass$575
Extra Dutch Door36″

42″

48″

$300

$325

$350

Upgrade Double Dutch Door$350
Extra Double Dutch Door$600
Upgrade to 8′ x 7′ Double Doors$100
Extra 8′ x 7′ Double Doors$350
Add 5′ or 6′ Double Arched Wood Doors$400
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$75/door
Add Arched Transom Windows to Wood Door$125/door
Swap regular door for slab door$25/door
Add glass to Fiberglass slab door$70/door
Vinyl Siding Upgrade to Fiberglass DoorN/C
Paint Fiberglass Doors$35 per door
Windows
Windows
Carriage Window $225
Add Transom Window above standard window  $75
46″ x 46″ Insulated Window $390
3′ x 6′ Concession Stand Window w/ Vinyl Shelf (insulated) $550
Octagon Window (does not open) $75
Row of Transom Window in Gable $120
Additional 18″ x 27″ Window  $70
Upgrade 18″ x 27″ to 24″ x 27″ playhouse$20
Additional 24″ x 27″ Window$90
Upgrade to 24″ x 36″ Window$40
Additional 24″ x 36″ Window$110
Wood Carriage Style Window$225
Upgrade to 24″ x 36″ Insulated Window$145
Upgrade to 30″ x 36″ Insulated Window$175
Octagon$75
Credit for No Octagon (Dormer only)$40
Skylight (25″ x 49″)$750
Pair of Shutters$35
Pair of Shutters for 36″ Windows$45
Flower Box$35
Shutters
Louvered Shutters $35
Raised Panel Shutters $35
Z-Style Shutters $35
Flower Boxes
Wood Flower Box $35
Vinyl Flower Box $35
Floors
Floors (Price per sq./ft.)
Treated Joists & Plywood$2.25
Treated Joists Only$1.00
Double Bubble Insulated Floor$1.00
R-13 Fiberglass Insulation$2.00
Double Plywood$1.50
Roof
Roof
No ShinglesLess 4%
Hip RoofAdd $795
Dormer PackageAdd $595
Metal Roof
$550 more per transom/cape cod dormers
$950 more per 2-story shed dormers/house dormers
Add $3.75
Rain Gutters & Downspouts
Standard Gutters & Downspouts$7 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 StraightCopper Concave
18″$400$400
24″$525$525
Window Series – Vinyl
Copper StraightCopper Concave
18″$445$445
24″$575$575
Wood Series
Straight AluminumCopper StraightCopper Concave
20″$350$400$400
24″$400$450$450
Vinyl Shed Series
Straight AluminumCopper StraightCopper Concave
18″$225$270$350
Wood Shed Series
Straight Aluminum
18″$190
Classic Wood Series
StraightStanding Seam
18″$310$310
24″$360$360
Window Series – Wood
StraightStanding Seam
20″$450$450
24″$500$500
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$90
5′ Ramp$100
6′ Ramp$110
8′ Ramp$140
9′ Ramp$160
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Quart of Paint$10.00
Gallon of Paint$30.00
Anchor Kit$80.00
Anchor Kit – Installed$160.00
Gutter and Downspouts$7 per ft
Leaf Guard for Gutters$3 per ft
Chicken Coop Package$375
Vinyl Stone Veneer $15 / sq. ft. short spans
$13 / sq. ft. short spans
Brick Veneer $15 / sq. ft. short spans
$13 / sq. ft. short spans
Outdoor Light $125
Designer Overhang Bracing $95
Trellis Overhang $325
Outdoor Outlet $125
Breaker Box $100
Garage Door Opener $450
Walls
No PaintLess $.75 per sq.ft.
8′ Walls – MAY BE BUILT ON SITE DEPENDING ON STYLEAdd 10%
10′ Walls – MUST BE BUILT ON SITEAdd 20%
Partitions – To Top Plate$20/ ft.
Partitions – To Ceiling$25/ ft.
Partitions – To Ceiling$20/ ft.
Interior
Loft – per sq/ft 4′$3.00
Shelf – per linear ft.16″$5.00
Workbench – per linear ft. 24″$7.00
Vents
Standard Wood Gable Vent $30 ea.
Ridge Vent$7 per ft
Arch Gable Vents$40 ea.
Vented Soffit$6 per ft
Vinyl Garden Vent $40
Standard Vinyl Vent $30

Paint / Shingle Colors for Star Gazer Sheds

Paint Colors

Beige
Belmont Blue
Black
Chestnut Brown
Dark Brown
Dark Gray
Hunter Green
Khaki
Barn Red
Pequea Green
Ronks Gray
Sandstone
White

Vinyl Colors

Antique Ivory
Classic Linen
Slate Gray
Khaki
Heritage Gray
Sage
Sandstone
Slate Blue
White

LP Smartside Stain Colors

Golden Wheat
Charcoal Stain
Mahogany
Sage
Butternut
Barnwood
Natural Cedar
Natural Redwood
Natural Teak
Chestnut Brown

Aluminum Trim Colors

Barn Red
Black
Charcoal Gray
Heritage Gray
Hunter Green
Ivory
Khaki
Linen
Ocean Blue
Royal Brown
Sandstone
White

Metal Roofing Colors

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

Shingle Colors

Dual Black
Earthtone Cedar
Dual Brown
Weather Wood
Dual Gray
Charcoal Gray
National Blue
Vintage Green

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