SteelMaster Storage Sheds
Not only about storage, it’s about safety too.
Most of us can attest to how quickly our garages can become filled with overflow from our
homes. Few of us, it seems, actually get to use their garage for its originally intended
purpose – our vehicles. Most of us succumb to parking in the driveway, or even curbside out
on the street.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Regnier of Fremont, California found their three-car garage getting a
bit over-crowded. Gerard realized he did not have ample room anymore for his work shop
space for home projects.
Even though Gerard is not a carpenter by trade, he was amazed at how easily his
SteelMaster 12’ x 12’ Storage Shed was to assemble.
Actually, SteelMaster was amazed and applauds Gerard for using up scraps from his
Storage Shed kit to help customize the
inside of his building.
It was easy for the Regniers to ascertain their
need for additional storage on their property.
Their need was based on an understandable
concern over storage of flammables and
consumables in a safe and secure area, and
not in the garage attached to their home.
They also needed something that could be
built on a slight grade and not be an eyesore
to their property. These concerns are what
steered them toward choosing a SteelMaster
Gerard wrote to us and explained how he customized his storage shed:
“Thanks largely to SteelMaster’s accurate bill of materials and unique building plan, my
building came out great. I designed and constructed a wood floor which fit perfectly to the
building. It was easy to anchor securely.
Over the doorway opening, I constructed a 4’x10’ overhead storage area. With the high
ceiling, there is still plenty of room left to crawl around up there. In the clear arched space
on both sides of the doorway opening, I constructed four foot wide storage shelves that go
all the way up to overhead storage. I made each shelf following the contours of the inside of
the building. Utilizing this space adds a lot of additional storage depth to each shelf, and
prevents items from falling behind the shelf.
I also made two large, swinging wood doors for the building front. They are secured from
the inside with cane bolts and a lock on the outside. Over the doorway opening, I made an
overhang to keep weather away from the doors. To build it, I utilized one of the left-over
spacer straps and salvaged some of the cut-off sheet metal. The overall cost of the
overhang shelf was zero.
The high arched ceiling is a real plus. It allows for vertical storage of ten foot long boards
utilizing just a small floor footprint. In a building with an eight-foot ceiling, floor-space
would be quickly consumed.
My wife and I constructed the majority of the building. My brother-in-law and my grandson
helped some too. It was great having family in on it. Construction was a lot of work, but in
the end it was well worth the effort.”
SteelMaster’s steel and metal pre-engineered buildings are designed for a broad range of
residential and commercial applications including homes, farm buildings, garages,
workshops, agricultural storage, Quonsets, airplane hangars, RV storage, roofing systems,
carports, military buildings, commercial warehousing, and industrial storage as well as a
wide variety of custom building applications including athletic facilities, retail stores,
stops, smoke shacks, doggie dorms, and correctional facilities.
SteelMaster welcomes Gerard Regnier as our newest “Partner in Steel (PIS)”. He said he
would definitely send some customers our way. By becoming a PIS, this ensures Gerard
cash rewards for any of his referrals that purchase a building from us. Gerard seems to
think this is a pretty good gig, especially since he has no problem bragging about how much
he loves his SteelMaster Storage Shed.