Star Gazer Sheds

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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 skysheds 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

BASIC CONSTRUCTION INFO:

  • 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

PRICING INFO:

**Prices do not include delivery!
Size:
8 x 8
8 x 10
8 x 12
8 x 14
10 x 10
10 x 12
10 x 14
12 x 12
12 x 14
Vinyl:
$6,075
$7,085
$8,080
$9,085
$8,630
$9,845
$11,055
$11,555
$12,940
(Plus tax and delivery if applicable)
 
DOORS ()
12″ Wider Doors $40.00
24″ Wider Doors $60.00
Higher Doors7′$50.00
Extra Single Door $125.00
Extra Double Door $200.00
6′ Pine Carriage Doors w/ Glass $575.00
Double Fiberglass Solid House Doors6′ Opening$500.00
Double Fiberglass w/Glass House Doors6′ Opening$600.00
Extra Dutch Door36″ $200     42″ $225     48″ $250
Upgrade Double Dutch Door $150.00
          * replaces regular doors
Extra Double Dutch Door $325.00
8′ X 7′ Double Doors $100.00
          * replaces regular doors
Extra 8′ X 7′ Double Doors $300.00
Fiberglass House Door Solid36″$245.00
Fiberglass House Door w/Glass36″$295.00
8′ X 6′ 6″ Overhead Door $410.00
8′ X 6′ 6″ Insulated Overhead Door $510.00
          Includes: Diamond Plate Sill & Replaces Double Doors
9′ X 7′ Overhead Door $450.00
9′ X 7′ Insulated Overhead Door $550.00
          Includes: Diamond Plate Sill & Replaces Double Doors
Add Windows to Overhead Doors $100.00
Add Sunburst to Overhead Doors $150.00
Upgrade to Carriage Overhead Door $240.00
Upgrade to Insulated Carriage Overhead Door $340.00
Add 5′ or 6′ Double Arched Wood Doors $250.00
Upgrade to 5′ or 6′ Double Arched Wood Doors $150.00
Add 36″ Single Arched Wood Door $200.00
Add 36″ Single Arched Wood Door to Dormer $50.00
Upgrade to Colonial Wood Door $50.00/door
Add Transom Windows to Wood Door $50.00/door
Add Arched Transom Windows to Wood Door $60.00/door
Swap regular door for slab door $25.00/door
Add glass to Fiberglass slab door $50.00/door
Upgrade to Insulated Door $100.00/door
Vinyl Siding Upgrade to Fiberglass Door N/C
Paint Fiberglass Doors $25 per door
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FLOORS (Price per sq./ft.)
Treated Joists Only $0.20
Floor Joists 12″ on center $0.20
3/4″ T&G Smart Finish Wood Flooring $.50 per sq/ft
Insulated Floor $1.00
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WINDOWS
Addt’l Reg. Window $50.00
          * playhouse 18″ x 27″
Upgrade 18″ X 27″ to 24″ X 27″ playhouse $20.00
Addt’l 24″ X 27″ Window $70.00
Upgrade to 24″ X 36″ playhouse $40.00
Addt’l 24″ X 36″ playhouse $90.00
Wood Carriage Style Window $225.00
Upgrade to 24″ X 36″ Insulated playhouse $105.00
Upgrade to 30″ X 36″ Insulated playhouse $125.00
Octagon $75.00
Credit for No Octagon (Dormer only) $40.00
Skylight (25″ X 49″) $500.00
Credit for No Window $25.00
Pair of Shutters $30.00
          Not available of 8 x 8, 8 x 10 or 10 x 10 sheds
Pair of Shutters for 36″ Windows $40.00
Flower Box $30.00
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ROOF
No Shingles Less 5%
Hip Roof Add $495.00
Dormer Package Add $595.00
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RAMPS – Extend 3′
4′ Ramp $60.00
5′ Ramp $70.00
6′ Ramp $80.00
8′ Ramp $100.00
9′ Ramp $120.00
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MISCELLANEOUS
Quart of Paint $10.00
Gallon of Paint $25.00
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
          Includes: 12 pocket nest box, chicken door, 3 bar roost
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WALLS
No LP Smartside – Sheeting ONLY Less 4%
No Paint Less 4%
8′ Walls – MUST BE BUILT ON SITE Add 10%
10′ Walls – MUST BE BUILT ON SITE Add 20%
                      Add 30% for built on-site
Partitions – To Top Plate $15/ ft.
Partitions – To Ceiling $20/ ft.
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INTERIOR
Loft – per sq/ft4′$1.50
       * Install on “short” side ONLY
Shelf – per linear ft.16″$3.00
Workbench – per linear ft.24″$4.00
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VENTS
Gable Vent $25 ea.
Ridge Vent $5 per ft
Arch Gable Vents $35 ea.
Vented Soffit $6 per ft
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Metal Colors:

Shiny Black

Black

Charcoal

Gray

Ivory

Sandstone

Stone

Khaki

Red

Dark Red

Crimson Red

Burgundy

Evergreen

Hartford Green

Gold

Copper

Bright White

White

Burnished Slate

Brown

Gallery Blue

Blue
Note: Shiny Black, Crimson Red, Hartford Green, and Copper are 3% more
Stain Colors:

Clear

Cozy Brown

Cedar

Mushroom
Shingle Colors:

Black

Light Brown

Dark Brown

Weather Wood

Granite Gray

Dark Gray

Blue

Dark Green

Special thanks to Wayne at Exosky.net for providing these images and articles. If you are looking for a great site to buy Astronomy equipment please visit: www.skiesunlimited.com

Articles:

Mystery Cloud Spotted on Mars

Mars’ Mystery Cloud Explained

Mystery Cloud Appears on Mars

Images:


(Venus)

(Mars)

(Color animation of cloud on Mars)

(Eskimo Nebula)

(Eagle Nebula)

(Orion Nebula)
What our customers are saying
Abner, Here is the finished product. Handsome isn't it. The trim and drip edge is finished and so I'd say the entire installation is finished. Very pleased. Thank you and all your associates for a good job and a very positive addition to our back yard. Happy New Year.
Good morning to you as well. I am very happy with the fine work your crew has done. They are all highly skilled craftsmen with great work ethics. I wish all of you the best with your future business endeavors in the new and coming years. I will surely guide any potential customers, in need of the services you provide, to your business. Thanks and may God bless all of you.

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