By Chris Honett
Looking for an outdoor shed to store all your garden equipment? It seems like storage is always an issue, doesn’t it? You’ve got all the right stuff for the job, just nowhere convenient to put it all! Following is a selection of medium-sized sheds designed for gardening tools, pool equipment, or any other outdoor supplies you might happen to need this season.
We’ve picked a handful of plastic, metal, and wood options from quality manufacturers in a variety of styles and sizes. Many of these manufacturers also offer multiple sizes of most models. You’re sure to find something that will work well for your own situation. Like something better than these? Please leave us a comment and tell us which shed, and why!
Rubbermaid 7×7-Ft. Outdoor Garden Storage Shed
This solid 7×7-ft. option boasts a highly durable double-wall resin construction, making it resistant to damage through weather and use. With enough space for a riding mower and a variety of outdoor tools, it features two door windows, a utility hook, and a handle hook, as well as a convenient wall-anchor system allowing for the easy installation of additional accessories and shelves. Wide double-doors make it simple to get larger items in and out. A door lock can also be purchased separately.
See it on Amazon. https://amzn.to/30JThzB
Learn how to assemble it on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep480I6lGzA
DuraMax Riverton Metal Garden Shed
If you’re seeking something with a metal construction, as opposed to reinforced plastic or composite, this discreet 6×4-ft. option might fit just the bill. While small enough to fit in nearly any yard, its galvanized steel frame also makes it sturdy enough to withstand nearly a quarter ton of snow and exceptionally high winds. It features wide 35.25” double doors with a padlock key. As an added bonus, this shed is also modular, so it can easily grow with you and your needs. Available in an array of colors, it also comes in 6×6 and 6×8-ft. models. 15 year limited warranty included.
Where to buy it: https://www.duramaxbp.com/location-search/
Lifetime 7 x 7 foot Outdoor Storage Shed
Usually costs under $1,200 at many retailers.
Designed for high durability and low maintenance, Lifetime’s 7×7-ft. outdoor shed features a variety of convenient innovations, including double doors that open a full 180 degrees, a long skylight for maximum natural light, and an adjustable shelving and storage system. With a dual-wall high-density polyethylene and steel-reinforced construction and lockable steel-reinforced doors, it also includes heavy-duty steel trusses tor roof reinforcement, an HDPE floor that will resist solvents oil, and stains, and UV protection to help resist damage over time. Additionally, the high-pitched roof for easy drainage of snow and rain and debris. Free shipping available.
Find it on Amazon. https://amzn.to/3eY9qGX
Suncast Tremont Outdoor Garden Shed
This sturdy 8×7-ft. shed by Suncast provides 378 cubic feet for all your outdoor storage needs. Featuring steel-reinforced resin construction and reinforced floor supports for exceptional strength and stability, it is great for heavy duty equipment like riding mowers and tractors, and boasts four skylights and two door windows for plenty of natural light. A pad-lockable metal lever handle helps offer peace of mind and additional shelving, loft kit, and hook and basket accessories are also available for purchase. Ten year limited warranty included.
Find it on Amazon. https://amzn.to/39rIQET
Shelterlogic Brentwood Steel Storage Shed
If you’re instead seeking a smaller, simpler option for storing, say, a mower or a bicycle, check out this value option by Shelterlogic. Easy to assemble, UV resistant, and constructed of electro-galvanized steel, it is built to resist damage from insects, rot, and extreme weather and is perfect for tighter fits. At 5×4-ft with 93 cubic feet of convenient space, the Brentwood is ideal for basic sports equipment, pool accessories, or lawn and garden. Additional accessories also available. 12 year limited warranty included.
Find it on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2OSFb9B
Hanover Galvanized Steel Nordic Storage Shed
This 6×8-ft. galvanized steel patio storage shed is resistant to rust, corrosion, fire, and UV rays and maintains a reverse apex roof design encouraging efficient water and snow runoff. Its single four-pane plastic window does not open but makes it easy to see what’s inside, while hinged double-doors provide convenient 46×65-in. front access, with a sliding bolt lock that is padlock compatible. Also includes metal base crossbar kit to help keep the construction level and secure. Two-person assembly required and concrete slab or treated timber foundation strongly recommended. Free shipping. One year limited warranty included.
Lowe’s Cedarshed Greenpod Gable Cedar Wood Storage Shed
If you’re tired of plastics and composite materials and would instead prefer a more natural look, this beautiful wood storage shed might be just the fit. Constructed entirely of cedar with a 100% western red cedar exterior, panelized floor with cedar boards, and a lean to roof design, it comes complete with hardware, fixtures, floor, and one horizontal shelf. At 4×4-ft., it provides just enough space for the essentials. Assembly can be completed in a day.
Lowe’s Heartland Hamlin Gable Engineered Storage Shed
This 8×8-ft. shed is perfect for storage or even as a small workspace, featuring solid wood shed construction, 6-ft. walls, and treated, engineered wood siding that’s been factory-primed and ready to paint. Everything has been pre-cut and comes ready to assemble, with extra-wide 56-in. pre-hung double doors that include 6-ft. heavy duty piano hinges and a padlock. Additionally, the high gable window helps provide natural light without letting others see what’s inside and the entire space is easy to customize with hooks, shelves, and a workbench. Includes treated wood floor frame but floor decking sold separately. Full on-site installation also available. Ten year limited warranty included.
Lowe’s Heartland Scottsdale Lean-to Engineered Storage Shed
Ideal for anyone seeking just a little extra space for tools, lawnmower, or a grill, this tight 8×4-ft. lean-to shed fits great next to homes, walls, or fences. Sturdy wood construction stands up to aggressive wind and snow loads. Comes as a pre-cut kit with treated, engineered wood siding that’s been factory-primed and ready to paint and extra-wide 64-in. doors with a heavy-duty keyed locking handle. Full on-site installation also available. Ten year limited warranty included.
Chris Honett is a freelance writer living in southern Ohio.