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Garden Bridges

Putting in a garden bridge is a wonderful way to not only add functionality to your space but also add elegance and class. Our bridges are Amish made in Lancaster County, PA and are made with #1 Grade Materials. They can come in either vinyl or wood (Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine or Cedar) and there are many styles to choose from. You can choose the right fit for your garden space or pool area. They can be delivered anywhere in the USA. 

The bridges have approximately a 10% incline on the bridge floor. They are harmless to pets & plants. Bridges over 20′ in length will have a laminated beam. Weight limit on the regular or wide bridges is 1,000 lbs., the weight limit on narrow bridges is 500 lbs. Bridges can be customized to hold more weight. The lumber is double kiln dried. Custom bridges are available, built to your specifications.

To See Our Selection of Bridges Click Here.

 


 

 

 

The Madison Vinyl Bridge

This classic style foot bridge is the Madison. It has a 29 inches high railing and is 32 inches wide between the rails. The width on any of the bridges can be customized in 1 foot increments, so that it will be ideal for your space. The Madison style is only offered in vinyl.

Bridge Shown is 14 Foot Long

 

 

 

 

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FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

During their search for play ground structures customers often ask us the the difference between vinyl and wood. Each has a huge amount of options which allows you to create the set of your child’s dreams. A lot of the time it comes down to price and maintenance of the structures. Any of the play sets we offer can last a lifetime. Here we try to make the decision easier with our FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

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main sketchFrequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

Gazebos are a very popular way to add class and elegance to an outdoor area. They are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while providing shade. Add adirondack chairs, a table, or a bench and create the ultimate lounging experience. Businesses often use gazebos for a space their employees can eat lunch, hold meetings, or even as a smoking space. With so many sizes and style options it can be hard to choose what gazebo would be a perfect fit.  Here we will answer the Frequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

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Building Spotlight

12’x26′ White River Garage w/ 10′ Enclosed Lean-To

The White River garage is a wonderful building for someone who may be limited on space, and would like to make the most of it. These buildings have a hinged roof system, allowing you to have a loft without loosing out on the headroom downstairs. The lean-to is a great option to add a lot more space with not a huge price increase. This is a very traditional New England looking building with its steep 12 pitch roof. The white pine board & batten siding gives the building a classy barn like appearance. Our building spotlight is a 12’x26′ White River Garage w/ 10′ Enclosed Lean-To.

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Building Factoid: Roof Styles

There are many things to consider when choosing a roof line for a building. If you are looking for your structure to be symmetrical on the gable end you could go with an A-frame, Cape, Gambrel, Monitor, or Hip roof. If you would like to be able to place your doors on the soffit side of a building you may choose a Quaker style. Another aspect to think about in a cold climate is snow fall. Certain roof lines shed snow more easily than others. All of our buildings come standard with architectural shingles, you can always upgrade to a metal roof. Each of our vendors have their own version of each base style roof line.  Let us help you decide with our building factoid: roof styles.

 

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36'x72' High Country Horse Barn

Building Spotlight

36’x72′ High Country Horse Barn

People are starting to look into multi purpose buildings combining living space with barns or garages, saving space and money. Our building spotlight is a beautiful 36’x72′ high country horse barn with a 36’x36′ Apartment in the loft area. People love the convenience of this type of building, having the apartment above is a wonderful option.

 

 

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Top 4 Effortless Siding Types

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 Envious neighbor wishes he had bought an effortless shed.

If you are looking for a type of siding that has a lot less upkeep than natural wood, manufactured siding is a wonderful option. It is made to look like natural wood without having to paint or stain it as often, if at all. Take a look at the top 4 effortless siding types the The Carriage Shed offers.


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Top 5 Natural Wood Siding Types

 

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If you are trying for a classic look on your building natural wood siding is a wonderful way to go. Certain types of wood can be easier to maintain, staining or painting helps to protect the wood. Other types of wood can just gray and will look fabulous for years to come. Here is a list of the top 5 natural wood siding types that The Carriage Shed offers.