This traditional American architectural design is highlighted by the sloping roof that comes nearer to the ground on one side than it does the other. You can find saltbox style architecture all throughout New England, and was a fixture of American colonial style architecture. The story goes that the saltbox was crafted as a way to circumvent Queen Anne’s tax on houses that are greater than one story high. Since the roof sloped low enough to be perceived as only a one story house, it was exempt from Queen Anne’s tax. While this story may be a bit of popular folklore, can you think of a better way to say ‘no taxation without representation’ than one of these beautiful saltbox sheds in your backyard?


Saltbox Deluxe Shed Features

2x4 pressure-treated floor joists 12" on center

3/4" treated tongue and groove LP flooring

2x4 studs 16" on center
(2x6 optional and in larger buildings)

30-year architectural shingles over tar paper

6' 4 1/22" front wall height and 5' 4 1/22" back wall height

Double 2x4 header above doors

1x4 trim on roof line

Rolled ridge vent

10/12 front pitch and 6/12 back pitch (2x4 notched rafters to sit on wall)

24" roof overhang on front water run-off side

6" roof overhang on back water run-off side and gables

Double door with transom windows

(2) aluminum windows with shutters

(2) 8x8 gable vents

Long, heavy-duty hinges

Vented soffits