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What is a 4' Mini Barn Style Shed and How Tall is it?

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Nov 24, 2012

Many people are looking for a shed that is under 8' 6" tall due to permit or subdivision restrictions. 

We only have one style of sheds that is under the 8' 6" height level and that is the 4' mini barn.  It is called 4' mini barn because it has 4' sidewalls, but it is 8' at the peak and with the pitch of the roof will provide plenty of head room but just doesn't give you any loft space.

10x10 4%27 mini barn shed

                    10x10 4' mini barn wood siding storage shed

The next taller style shed is an a-frame shed which is at approximately 9' 10" tall.  We also have a dutch barn style shed which is 2' 6" taller than the 4' mini barn.  The dutch barn has 6' 6" sidewalls from the ground to the roof line and is 10' 6" tall at the peak.

So the 4' mini barn is almost 2' shorter than the a-frame shed.

The mini barn sheds come with double doors and one window.  On the 8' wide mini barn they come with 4' wide double doors and the 10' wide sheds have 5' double doors and the 12' and 14' wide come standard with 6' wide double doors.

The mini barn sheds are built in wood siding storage sheds and vinyl siding storage sheds.

Here are the sizes and pricing for the wood 4' mini barns and the vinyl 4' mini barns.

You get to pick what color you want on the mini barn.  The wood shed paint colors and vinyl siding shed colors are shown to get an idea on which color will match your home best.

Alan's Factory Outlet wood and vinyl 4' mini barn sheds are delivered for free in 21 local counties in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.  Delivery is available in all of Virginia and West Virginia.

The Amish built mini barn is delivered fully assembled.  If you don't have enough room for a truck and trailer to back into the location you have for the shed we have a do it yourself wood shed kit.  The shed kits are only available in the T1-11 wood siding and come painted with your choice of main color and trim color.  You'll even get to pick the shingle color so the roof matches your home.

The wooden shed kits are all pre cut with all of the hardware included for an easy assembly process.  They are delivered on a wood pallet and shrink wrapped awaiting you or your contractors assembly.

Going back to the mini-barn shed please keep in mind due to the 4' sidewalls the double doors would need to be on the end and the window would need to be placed on the opposite end of the door because placing a window on the side of this style shed would mean it would be so low when mowing or weed eating you would have a high probability of a rock breaking the window not to mention it would be very awkward to open and shut the window if it was on the side.

You could take away the window if you don't want it and sometimes we've had a customer who only wanted a 3' single door instead of the double door which is available.  One size we didn't mention are the 6' wide mini barns which are only available in a 3' single door.

Take a look inside one of the 4' mini barns.

alans factory outlet mini barn inside

All of the heavy duty mini-barns are constructed with 2"x4" sidewalls and roof rafters 16" on center.  You can see have steep the pitch of the roof is to allow for enough head room to stand up in it.

I hope this has given you some basic information about the 4' mini barn style building.

Topics: Mini Barn, 4' mini barn, mini barn shed

Wood Mini Barn Sheds and Shed Kits

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Sep 30, 2011

mini barn sheds

Amish Built Wood Mini Barn Sheds and Shed Kits

The wood mini barn sheds are available as a fully assembled shed or a shed kit with free delivery to 21 local counties in Virginia and West Virginia.  The wood mini barn sheds and mini barn wooden shed kits are built as a standard heavy or a deluxe heavy duty mini barn shed.

All of the wood mini barn sheds are built with pressure treated 4"x4" foundation runners.  The above mini barn is 10' wide.  All of the 10', 12' and 14' wide mini barns have 5 runners.

wood sheds foundation runners

The above picture shows you the 5 pressure treated runners standard on all of the sheds. 

The benefit of the 5 pressure treated 4x4 runners is a stronger floor with less bounce especially with the middle runner.  On top of the runner is 2x4 upright floor joist which is 16" on center.  On the deluxe mini barn sheds this joist is pressure treated.  The 4"x4" runner and 2x4 floor joists give you 7" of airflow under the mini barn sheds.  Finally there is a 5/8" plywood floor on top of the 2x4's.

A metal diamond plate is attached to the entry point on all of the wood mini barn sheds.

wood mini barn sheds metal plate

This metal cover helps protect the plywood floor from chipping away over time.

The mini barn sheds are built with 4' wide walls and are 8' tall at the peak.  You can take a look at the mini barns and many other styles of sheds at Alan's Factory Outlet display area located at 643 West Main St. Luray, VA 22835.

Topics: Mini Barns, Mini Barn, mini barn sheds, wood mini barns, mini barn shed kits

Mini Barns For Sale

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Sep 23, 2011

Vinyl Mini Barns For Sale

This mini barns for sale is a 10x10 vinyl mini barn shown with an optional 5' ramp.  The 4" dutch lap vinyl siding on this mini barn is clay with green trim and green 5' wide fiberglass double doors.  The vinyl mini barn is built with fox hollow gray 30 year architectural shingles with felt paper.

The mini barn is also available in both wood sheds and vinyl sheds.

Vinyl Mini Barns For Sale Standard Features

  • Pressure treated 4"x4" 40 year foundation runners and 2"x4" p. t. floor joist and 5/8" plywood floor
  • Double fiberglass doors in your color choice with steel plate at base entry with door stoppers
  • Two gable vents for ventilation. 
  • Vinyl siding with 1/2" plywood interior sidewalls and roof
  • 12" on center studs and roof trusses
  • 30 year architectural shingles with felt paper

Alan's Factory Outlet vinyl mini barns for sale are delivered for free to 21 local counties in Virginia.  Delivery available in all of VA. 

Amish Barns are built in a mini barn like this picture and many other styles.

amish barns

This 10x10 vinyl mini barn and many other amish sheds are located at Alan's Factory Outlet display area located at 643 West Main Street Luray Virginia.

mini barns

All of the mini barns for sale come with a 4"x4" pressure treated base.  The recommended base for these mini barn sheds is a 4" to 6" gravel base with the gravel base 1' wider and 1' longer than the building dimension.

mini barns for sale

The mini barns for sale are custom built in many different sizes.

vinyl mini barn

The vinyl mini barn come with a window with screens and shutters on the back end with a gable vent on each end.

mini barn sheds

Here is an inside picture of the vinyl barn shed which shows you the quality of the Amish built mini barn.

Topics: Mini Barns, Amish Barns, vinyl mini barn, vinyl mini barns, mini barns for sale, Mini Barn

10x10 Mini Barn | Prebuilt Amish Sheds | Alans Factory Outlet

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Oct 9, 2010

The 10x10 Mini Barn in the above picture is painted Cream with Red Trim and Weatherwood Singles.  All of the Sheds are Prebuilt by the Amish and Delivered on a Shed Trailer.   The Siding on all of the Wood Sheds is Duratemp Siding.

Here is a Video of the 10x10 Mini Barn Prebuilt Amish Shed at Alan's Factory Outlet in Luray Virginia.

Topics: Alans Factory Outlet, Sheds, shed video, Shed, Mini Barn, Barn, 10x10 Mini Barn, Prebuilt Amish Sheds, Sheds Luray Virginia


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