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Old 03-01-2019   #1
 
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Gear Shed

So, I'm new here and have been surfing the forum for a bit. So far I have seen the Raft Porn thread and the Trailer Porn thread but not a gear shed thread. I'm about to start building a new gear shed dedicated to just my outdoor gear and was wondering what others have set up. I had an old 16x16 once upon a time, but moved from that house and couldn't take it with me. Looking for great ideas before I start building.

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I would build it to store your metal gear not rubber (soft roll able stuff). Where in the US you are located will change what is safe to store outside in a shed. Besides temperature, mice and rabbits can wreck havoc on your gear.
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Just built a shop for this purpose (mostly)...all my rafting buds are jealous...

Picture is just before it was finished. 30' x 40' with 12' ceilings and a work area. lots of shelving. Room for the pop-up trailer, my raft trailer and both boats along with all the rafting gear.
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Bighorn-I'm in VA so temps vary. With my old shed and with some friend's sheds, critters haven't been bad. I plan to keep all the soft gear that makes a good mouse house in my house. All my boats are hypalon so I would hope they would be okay.

Grifgav-That is WAY more gear shed than my wife would let me build. It would be nice to hang the tents in after a trip to dry out for a few days.

I'm probably looking at a 8x12.
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Nice shed though. I wouldn't even need to roll my boats up if I had that!
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I did an 8 x 12 many moons ago. Straight forward 2x4 construction and I did a high peaked roof to be able to loft some things that got used very rarely. It got cramped very fast and basically felt like an overstuffed closet by the time I got my gear in there. I wasn't ever really able to lay things out and work on them. I suppose it depends on how much of a gear junkie you are. I'm guessing pretty bad since you have multiple boats and are looking for a dedicated shed

I'd say to go as big as you reasonably can and not worry too much about keeping it in 4' increments. If you have room to squeeze it to 11' wide then you already have some 12" wide shelf material on hand.

I'm just now finishing up my new shop and am building it with a high and deep bench so that I can fit full size items like dryboxes and coolers under it while still closing a door to keep it neat. You'll never say to yourself that you wished you had a smaller bench top to work on. I'm laying everything out for "rapid deployment", meaning that I'll be able to back the trailer up and quickly load dryboxes, ammo cans, propane, stove, groover, cooler, etc.
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I really wish I hadn't seen this thread. Good thing I'm single!
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Mouse proof that shed for sure. No holes anywhere. If you can stick a finger through a spot, fill it or block it. Hard floor of plywood, or poured concrete if you got the dough.
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Yes, I agree bigger would be better. I should probably look at going a bit bigger. Y’all should see my spare bedroom right now. I’m thinking a pole shed off the side to hang the frames. Better than stacked on the trailer.
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I always had the idea, space, and design of building a pull through garage so you never had to back your trailer. I ended up moving so it never came to be.
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