Kayak storage shed: wide and shallow shed with door in front?

I am trying to get some ideas for outdoor storage of two 14-foot kayaks. I have 2 potential spots, with the first being my preferred spot:

1.) I have a spot that is 12'W x 8'L and the 2 sides are blocked, so the doorway would be at the front of the 12'Wide. I am considering steel sheds, but many are 10'W x 12'L. In other words, I need a wide and shallow shed with the door in the front. This spot would allow something tall or short.

2.) I have another spot that is 20'W x 5'L and the 2 sides are blocked, so the doorway would also have to be at the front. For this spot, I would prefer something that is short, like the green shed at the bottom of the ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk link below.

I have searched the web and have come up with some ideas for custom builds. I was wondering what others may have done to store wooden boats. I wanted to shy away from tarps, etc. and was hoping to have a more steady, permanent solution. Any ideas would be very helpful!

http://www.row2k.com/columns/index.cfm?action=read&ID=684&site=columns

http://www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/storage_solutions/art_storage_solutions.htm (green shed at bottom of page)

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202718927/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Shed-in-a-Box&storeId=10051#BVRRWidgetID

http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1046

 


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RE: Kayak storage shed: wide and shallow shed with door in front?

Yes!   Want to do the exact same thing down by the lake so I don't have to keep bringing them up and down.   Hope you get some great feedback so I can watch and read them as well.   Thanks for your post.

RE: Kayak storage shed: wide and shallow shed with door in front?

PS.   I like that green shed option as well but not sure why I would want it to have air flow?   I am in MI so I think I may prefer having it totally weather proof - not just to keep out weather but also to keep out critters?   Wonder what the harm would be to sealing it off a bit better?

RE: Kayak storage shed: wide and shallow shed with door in front?

Thanks Klaver.

Something like this would be perfect, although $1629 is too much of a price tag for me. This one is 15'W x 8'L.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_149795-75128-6446_0__

RE: Kayak storage shed: wide and shallow shed with door in front?

Wow - I would definatley want something more "under the radar" and much smaller than this one.   That is pretty high end for my needs but maybe good for seanrockon.

Basically just looking for some plans for a long, narrow shed sort of thing that would fit the kayaks and only the kayaks.

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