You wouldn’t think of storage buildings as being an important part of a move, but I am realizing that they are.  I am currently in the process of moving after having lived on my farm for 16 years.   It’s an emotional move for me.  Memories of first-born lambs, a new colt running through the field and the first soft snowfall of winter are just some of the pictures that run through my mind. Four of my best old dogs are buried on the place and many friends and relatives have helped celebrate the fall harvest.

I wasn’t sure where I would be moving. I wanted to downsize and live on a smaller acreage, but so many
things were up in the air. One of my prized possessions is my tack room from Idaho Wood Sheds.  (Mine’s the one in the middle)Western Idaho Fair

The only thing I was sure of was that my tack room would be going with me. I called Alan and Alice and
they assured me that moving a shed was easy to do and not that costly.

Sure enough, when Alan showed up it took less than a half hour to load it.

Trailer tilting to load

One of the things I like best
about Idaho Wood Sheds is the family behind it. Both Alan and Alice are good, solid people that follow
through on promises and help you work with your budget to create a storage building that will fit your needs.

(I have had other sheds, but they have not weathered as well and the paint quickly faded and peeled. Other
disappointments included roof shingles that lifted off prematurely, and leaks. The personal attention just
wasn’t there with other shed companies.)

I know it may seem silly to some people to have an emotional attachment to a storage building, but working with Alan and Alice creates a new kind of family and when I look at my tack room I am always reminded of
them and Idaho Wood Sheds.Shed loading on trailer

I’m excited about my new farm and know that I’ll find another need for a shed and that I’ll be in safe hands
when I make my choice.

Posted by: Alice | March 22, 2013

A love affair with barns……

Idaho is an amazing state.  Especially cool are Idaho’s historic barns.  If you let them, they connect you to a people and a past that’s hearty and self-sufficient.  One of my favorites is this barn (picture taken by Erin Gilbert of Boise, Idaho.  Then we have the historic barns that are being upcycled into comfortable home.  Even though you didn’t build it, it’s satisfying to see a barn whose structure has stood the test of time.Erin Gilbert's photo


From Northern Idaho barns to Southeastern Idaho barns, inspiration for our own barn projects abound.  What kind of a barn are you dreaming about?

We recommend a minimum of a 2 X 10 top plate for any tall barn projects.  This inhibits your barn from bowing on the sides and the roof line from sagging in the middle.  A manageable size for most home owners is a 16 X 24.  Putting a loft and upper gable access to your loft is a great idea as well.  Consider using salvaged wood for your barn or log siding.  Better yet, paint standard siding with delicious colors.  The Barn Journal has some interesting ideas and resources.

Barn Home

Posted by: Alice | July 3, 2012

4th of July Sale!!

4% off in July!!

Call Idaho Wood Sheds: 208-888-1090

Order any Idaho Wood Shed before July 20th to get offered discount.

Posted by: Alice | June 23, 2012

Mission: Small Business℠

Mission: Small Business℠

Chase and LivingSocial want to help small businesses around America, by awarding up to 12 individual grants of $250,000

Idaho Wood Sheds have submitted their info to be in the running and we are hopefull to be chosen as one of the businesses to be awarded.

Program ends June 30, 2012.

So please vote for your favorite storage shed builder and let all of your friends know about it too.

We really appreciate your business and your help!

Posted by: Alice | December 29, 2011

Get Control of the Clutter

If your tired of being unorganized and you can’t find

Fall In Idaho

your rake or shovel or weed eater.   A shed from Idaho Wood Sheds, Shops and Garages will help you get organized and ready for this coming spring.  Buy now and save money.

Posted by: Alice | September 1, 2011

September Special

Thank you for visiting our blog, if you have not visited our main website, feel free to go to: and see for yourself how many options we have for your outdoor storage shed ideas.

Until September 30th we have a special that you can take advantage off.

Just mention that you visited our blog and we will give you Vented Sky Light ( $65 value)

Posted by: Alice | July 1, 2011

IWS July Special

We will paint your shed, if you provide the paint! (value up to $250)


Good until July 31st, 2011

Call us @ 208-888-1090

Posted by: Alice | November 21, 2010

A time to reflect. A time to remember. Memorial Day 2011

Posted by: Alice | November 13, 2010

Idaho Wood Sheds Chicken Coop


Posted by: Alice | October 23, 2010

Storage sheds parts and plans

We know by looking at statistics for our blog is visited by people from other states outside of Idaho and even by people from other countries. We know that we can’t build a storage shed for them, but maybe we can still help.

If you are looking for a design plan for your storage shed or maybe a part or an accessory, then you can go to our website: and see if you can find what you are looking for.

Please forward this info to your friends, we would really appreciate that.

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