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7 Ways to Use Your Steel Quonset Hut Shed

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For over 40 years, SteelMaster has provided quality metal sheds to customers in every state across the U.S. and on every continent around the world.

Not only are SteelMaster’s Quonset Hut sheds easy to put together, durable, and affordable, they also offer the most square footage compared to other kinds of structures because our arch design is self-supporting and does not require the use of beams or trusses. Their clear span design allows customers to use 100% of the space available inside.

We offer a variety of sizes from a small 10 ft x 10 foot shed that can fit in the backyard to a 30 ft x 30 ft for larger items. No matter the size, we can design a metal shed for any purpose. Check out the list below of different ways you can use your DIY shed kit!

1. Storage

S-model quonset shed with recessed grey and stone custom endwall, glass french doors

When you think about purchasing a shed, using it for storage is probably the number one use that comes to mind. Whether you’re looking to store lawn equipment and garden tools or protect your ATV from the elements, a SteelMaster shed is your perfect storage solution. We can help you design a shed with the perfect size, and model to fit any of your storage needs.

2. She Shed

two personalized s-model quonset sheds

She sheds the female version of a man cave and serves as a place to relax after a long day or work on arts, crafts, and other hobbies. She sheds are smaller buildings detached from the home and often reflect the owner’s interests. There’s no clear origin of the she shed, but the concept has gained traction across DIY sites like Pinterest.

3. Guest House

mini s-model quonset house mounted on short wooden wall, wooden custom front

A small shed is a perfect place to house your guests when they visit! It allows visitors more privacy. SteelMaster customer Mark P.’s 10′ x 12′ Quonset hut serves as a guest bedroom and has an outdoor bathroom and shower. There’s a winding path that leads to his main house.

“It’s 200 yards away from the house and people can do their own thing and don’t have to be right on top of us all the time,” Mark said.

4. Bar Shed
inside of bar quonset structure

If you love entertaining guests in your backyard, why not consider a bar shed? Not only is it a great place to store drinks and snacks, but you could customize your front endwall with a counter to create a working bar area to serve your guests.  This shed application is sure to impress company and make you the “host with the most!”

5. Art Studiocollage of quonset building with window endwalls

Quonset huts offer the perfect opportunity for you to express your creativity both inside and outside of your building. Creating your own custom endwalls means you have a blank canvas to design the front and back of your building however you’d please.

Plus, the limitless interior space allows you to arrange and design the interior any way you want! The possibilities are endless.

6. Animal Run-in

open ended s-model quonset animal shelter

Steel Quonset hut sheds can also provide a place for animals to seek shelter, rest, or feed. The buildings have the ability to be open on both ends, one end or closed if access needs to be limited. The arches are easy to clean—just dampen a cloth and use a bit of soap to wipe them down. The steel walls will resist breakage when kicked by animals.

7. Workshop

inside a-model quonset workshop

If you need a place to do some serious work or just need something for those weekend projects, SteelMaster’s prefabricated sheds are a great choice. Our metal shed kits allow you to organize, store, and protect your valuable tools and machinery as well as provide comfort, security, and durability against natural disasters.

The column-free interior allows you to customize the inside of your steel, auto, or workshop with workbenches or partitions. The clear span design also allows you to easily hang lighting, run conduit, build shelving, add a loft, insulate or heat and cool your building.