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Sep 17, 2020

How To Virtually Design Your Own Amish Country Shed, Barn or Garage

Virtual Amish Shed Designer by Weaver Barns in Ohio.

What is our Virtual Shed Builder tool? Simplified, it is an easy to use drag and drop shed designer tool for our customers. Drag and drop elements such as: doors, windows, ramps and other design features. You also have the option to choose from a wide array of color options for your structure, the trim on your structure and roof; along with many more options. As you virtually design your shed, you will have a running total of the cost of your shed; this is an estimate. This tool is very intuitive and easy to use. Below is a step by step breakdown of the Virtual Designer & Estimator in case you have any questions.

Step 1: Enter Your Zip Code

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Our family owned business has years of experience and has built a wonderful network that enables us to serve all of Ohio and Michigan as well as serve select regions of surrounding states including; Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania. Weaver Barns’ headquarters are located in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Since your pricing is partly based on your build location (zip code) this tool only applies to select customers at the moment. This tool will give pricing for clients in our region.

If your zip code is not being accepted, you have several great options:

  • Call: 330-852-2103
  • Use Our Dealer Locator To Find Our Location Nearest You: Click Here
  • [email protected] (Include: your zip code and structure type you are interested in purchasing)

Step 2: Start Building
Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

On our way! Click “Start Building”. If you are in the region that matches with the pricing in this estimator, you can now start designing. If your zip code is not accepted feel free to call (330-852-2103) or use one of the above alternative steps.

Step 3: Design Categories

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

On the right you will see several drop down menus. These are your design categories, they are pretty self explanatory. Below we we will get into more detail on each category. You can always return here if you are unsure how to change an element on your virtual Amish Country shed.

Step 4: Pick Your Style

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Here you will select the style of shed, barn or small garage model that you will customize. Once you select your style, pick your siding, select your wall height and your roofing type. Customizing and getting an Amish country shed estimate has never been so easy. Plus you can rest easy knowing our experienced craftsmen at Weaver Barns will be constructing it for your space. You will also notice that price estimator will adjust as you select the different options. Want to see all of our structure models? Click Here

Step 5: Select Your Structure Size

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Here you will have a range of sizing options to choose from. The sizing options may vary depending on the model that you chose to design. Also, something to know, our Weaver Barns teams can either build on site or deliver your structure pre-built; but this is a decision for a later date. Some of the factors that may decide the best option are: is your build site easy to access with a fully constructed structure, structure size and other variables. We have some great videos of our team delivering actual customer projects both: Assembled On Site and Pre-Built Structures.

Step 6: Exterior Options

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Now for the easy to use Drag & Drop Feature. Here you can select from a range of window and door styles to help you make the most of your Weaver Barns structure. Click on the wall you want to design, then click on the item you want to appear on that wall. Once the item appears on your structure, you can easily drag and reposition it to the desired position. Each item will also have its own edit button the “pen” beside the item. Click on it and you will see a breakdown of different options. Also, helpful hint: You can turn your virtual Amish country structure 360 degrees so you can edit and view each wall.

Step 7: Color Options

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Now that you have your exterior design elements in place, you can now easily change the color of several elements. Depending on the siding style you selected, you will see select colors available to choose from in the virtual shed builder. You can also choose the color scheme for your trim and roof. Great job! Picture that beautiful structure in your outdoor space. It looks beautiful, but we aren’t done yet!

Step 8: Flooring & Interior Options

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Select the flooring option that match your particular needs. Not sure? No problem at all. This is a first design and our team will go over details if you decide to move forward with the purchase of our structure. If you need an answer today, call: 330-852-2103
You will also have an array of practical options to add to your interior. Choose from a range of shelving options, add a workbench, add a loft or speak with our team to learn more. Our Weaver Barns team has designed and delivered countless Amish crafted structures across the region.

Step 9: Check Your Estimate

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Don’t forget to check your virtual Amish country structure estimate. Your running total is at the top and right of your Weaver Barns structure. This will help you stay on budget! If you decide to move forward on the purchase of your structure, we do offer financing options for qualifying purchases and customers.

Step 10: Email Link or Submit For Quote

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Option #1: Email Link.¬†“You will receive an email with the details of your building as well as a link to return to it at any time. Models and details shown are approximations.”
Save your design so you can reference it later or so you can show other people. You took the time to design this beautiful structure, you might as well receive a copy you can reference in the future.

Virtual Amish Shed Builder Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio

Option #2: Submit For Quote. “We will contact you within three (3) business days to confirm your design and options and provide you with a final quote; which may include discounts, promotions, taxes and delivery.”
Submitting your design for an official quote just means that one of our team members will look at your design, apply and special discounts we may have going for that month, as well as applying charges that are specific to your location (delivery, taxes, etc). This will be the actual quote that you would be paying. The estimator in the virtual shed builder, is a close estimate within the information that it has. Once our experienced team member double checks it you will have your final price, which is applicable for a set amount of time.

And that’s it…

Now that you have designed your virtual Amish Country shed and saved or submitted your design; that’s it! If you did submit your design for a final quote, one of our experienced Weaver Barns team members will be in touch within 3 days.

You are on your way adding this wonderfully designed structure to your outdoor space. This quote is free and in no way is a commitment. Our Weaver Barns team will be available to answer your questions.

Alternative Ways To Receive A Quote or Get Other Answers

We have several models not available to be designed in our Virtual Builder tool. If you would like a quote on one of these other structures feel free to use the options below.

Looking for a Quote: Request A Free Quote

Need Answers Today?

Call: 330-852-2103

Email: [email protected]

Just include your zip code and structure type you are interested in purchasing in the email.

Browse Our Models

Feb 25, 2020

2020 Home Shows

Weaver Barns At 2020 Home Shows Near You!

Cleveland Home Show

It was great seeing so many new faces and old friends during the 2020 Great Big Home and Garden Show! The Weaver Barns team was, once again, there answering project questions; everything from planning and design to financing and delivery.

2020 Home Shows | Modern Cabin Life

Weaver Barns also unveiled a brand new design that we will be offering! A beautiful modern take on the cabin concept.

It was a hit with so many of the guests who walked through our display. The tall ceilings and open floor plan adds a modern take to a traditional cabin. Modern amenities and design, while ensuring the same timeless craftsmanship for which our Amish Country crews are known.

2020 Home Shows | Modern Cabin Life

The particular structure that we had on display at the show featured: a beautiful high ceiling living space, kitchen with modern amenities, modern bathroom and a comfortable bedroom space. As with all of our designs, this beautiful modern cabin can be customized to meet your unique needs. Add extra rooms, extend rooms, as well as, choosing from a wide array of aesthetic options.

Our team also had several sheds and barns on display; as well as, multiple garages to browse.

We would also like to thank our sister-company, Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek, for once again furnishing our home and outdoor space! They offer beautifully crafted, Amish Made, furniture to clients across the contiguous United States. Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek was also founded by our father, Wayne Weaver; and to this day remains a part of our family of companies.

Upcoming Show: Pittsburgh Home Show

If you weren’t able to catch us at the 2020 Home Show in Cleveland, visit us at the Pittsburgh Home Show at the beginning of March! Our team will once again be there answering questions, and you might even get yourself an extra deal on a show structure. Visit our display to see a sampling of what we have to offer. Our home show displays may vary from show to show, so come see what we bring to your city.

To get tickets to the Pittsburgh Home Show: Click Here

This Year: Upcoming Event Info

Weaver Barns and our dealers may be attending a home show near you!

To see if we will be at any shows near you this year, please call our headquarters at: 330-852-2103 or find a dealer near you to see what plans they have for 2020: Find A Dealer

If you are not able to visit any of the 2020 Home Shows that we will be at, feel free to visit the Weaver Barns headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio; or any of our dealers across Ohio, Michigan and select surrounding states.
We have sheds, barns, pavilions, garages, homes, cabins and other unique structures on display that you can walk through all year ’round!

If you have a specific model you are wanting to tour, be sure to reach out to your nearest dealers to see what models they currently have on display.

You can also, get your FREE quote from our team here!


Oct 08, 2019

Preparing Your Shed or Barn For Winter

Preparing Your Storage Shed or Barn For Winter

Many of the issues you will be checking for in this list are for sheds & barns that may be a little older. However, by following this checklist it may help you make your particular structure last longer. Nothing holds up like an expertly crafted Amish Country shed, however over the course of time, use or unexpected damage may happen. Our goal in this blog post is to help you make the most of your structure whether it is a Weaver Barns shed, or a shed you may have purchased in the past from another builder. In the comments, let us know what your winter preparation checklist includes.

Preparing Your Shed For Winter Blog by Weaver Barns in Sugarcreek, Ohio's Amish Country

Clean & Organize

  1. Clean All Cob Webs
    • If you clean out the cob webs down once the weather is already starting to set in you shouldn’t walk into a shed full of spider webs in the spring.
  2. Sweep Out Shed
    • Sweep out any dirt, grime, bird seeds, etc. This will help discourage rodents from trying to use your shed as a safe haven. You will want to store bird seed in a more secure space perhaps a bucket during the winter months as rodents will be searching for food sources.
  3. Organize What You’ll Need During The Winter Months
    • Just as you might have your Christmas decorations and snow shovel pushed to the back during the summer months, you may want to consider reorganizing so you have access to your winter supplies when necessary. For example, move that snowblower up front, salt, etc.
    • Want to make your life easier going forward? Plan a layout and space for storage, tools and work space in your shed or barn. This will make ensure things are easier to find and help you make the most of your Weaver Barns structure. Hooks and shelves are your friends! ūüôā

Holes & Cracks

If you’ve had your shed for some time, you will want to check the base board/siding for any holes, cracks or other damage that may act as an access point for unwanted dwelling seekers. Though we want our shed to be cleaned out of potential food sources for rodents, we also want to make sure that the structure is as secure as possible to prevent them getting access in the first place. This will also help with insulation and further damage from occurring to the area.

  • If you find any damage, you may want to consider contacting the company you purchased your shed from to see about any potential warranties or service they may provide. Weaver Barns has an experienced service provider on our team to check damage in qualifying situations.

Ceiling & Shingles

Check your ceiling and shingles for any potential weak spots that may leak. You will want to avoid leaks or frosting over of the ceiling boards, as this could potentially cause rot. We have seen this in other shed products. If you can get ahead of leaking shingles it will save you time and money in the long run. Fixing shingles is much easier than having to fix the boards below them as well.

Windows & Doors

Be sure to make sure that the windows and doors are secure. That means the windows and doors, but also the boards that frame these entryways. This will help with insulation, but you guest it; those friendly creatures are still looking for a way into sheds and barns.

Preparing Your Shed For Winter By Weaver Barns Blog

Clean Away Debris

Clean away debris from outside your structure. For example, leaves and debris can build up against the side of the structure. Brushing away debris and leaves will help prevent rot in the siding and flooring. It will also help prevent small critters from trying to make homes in or around your shed or barn.

Bonus Tips

Clean Tools & Mowers

Be sure to clean your tools, mowers and anything else that may have excess dirt or grime. This will prevent dirt from falling off of these tools eventually and ending up on the floor; as well as making your tools last longer by preventing rust and wear. Grass tends to clump up under mowers so you will want to give them a good cleaning after your final use for the year.

Store Mowers and Engines Without Fuel

Best practices is to store mowers, and other engines that won’t be used over the winter, without fuel in them.

Who We Are

Thank you for taking the time to check out the Weaver Barns Blog. Weaver Barns is a family owned business based in the beautiful town of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Sugarcreek, Ohio is located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country.

We would like to invite you to stop by our headquarters to tour our sheds & barns, pavilions, homes, cabins and garages!

We build beautifully crafted structures using the world renowned Amish craftsmanship.

If you have any questions about a potential project, feel free to call or email to request a quote.

Call: 330-852-2103

Request A Quote

Virtual Shed Builder

Jul 02, 2019

New Featured Home On Our Lot

This Cedar Brooke home is similar to the home built by Weaver Barns at the Great Big Home + Garden Show in Cleveland, Ohio at the beginning of the year. A slightly downsized model, this structure maintains most of the primary features that our guests enjoyed at the Cleveland Home show. Weaver Barns teamed up with Weaver Furniture of Sugarcreek to furnish this home at the show, and now you can see that same great furniture on their sales lot! The quality of the home and furniture are prime examples of why customers travel from miles around to purchase Amish Quality craftsmanship.


Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

This home is perfect as primary or secondary residence. Stop by our sales lot anytime to take a tour of this beautiful home and all of the wonderful pieces of furniture in each room. The rooms are fully staged and you can see the Amish Country quality furniture provided by the Weaver’s Furniture team. You can really feel the classic quality and modern comforts in this design.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek


Each piece of furniture can be fully customized to meet your unique style and space. The Weaver’s Furniture team has worked with clients from across the contiguous United States to provide heirloom-quality pieces/sets to their customers. This Cedar Brooke home can be customized as well to meet your needs.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

After you tour this beautiful Cedar Brooke home, Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek’s massive showroom is only a short drive away! On their showroom you will be able to browse an extensive selection of furniture pieces for your whole home. Also, right here on the Weaver Barns lot, we have other cabins, homes, garages, sheds and pavilions for you to tour! Stop by on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday and you might just find some freshly baked cookies and coffee waiting for you.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

Enjoy the beautifully open floor plan on the lower level, high ceilings and spacious room designs. The master bathroom features a beautiful glass shower, and the upstairs has a tub and shower combination. The Kitchen, Dining and Living Space blend seamlessly together so you never miss any of the fun.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

If you are considering building a home in the coming year or two, feel free to stop by and speak with our team. They will be happy to help you with any questions you might have about the process from start to finish. Either stop by our lot, or contact us using our Contact Us page. Also, did you know we give out FREE quotes?

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek


These bedrooms are sure to be a hit with your family and guests. Lots of natural light and modern design ensures everyone will be comfortable in their space.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

Our team will work with you to see what works for your budget, needs and building space. We have worked with countless clients to build their dream cabin, home, garage and other specialty structures.

Weaver Barns' home furnished by Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek

Everyone Needs A Little Structure In Their Life

Feb 06, 2019

Great Big Home and Garden Show – Cleveland, Ohio Display

Our team is back at the Cleveland Great Big Home & Garden Show at the IX Center. Weaver Barns has built a great display, including: Cedar Brooke home, sheds, barns, pavilions and more! We also have some great savings options available to people who visit our display at the Cleveland Show.

Cedar Brooke Home at Cleveland Home Show

Cleveland Great Big Home & Garden Show | 2019

February 1 – February 10

Our Cedar Brooke home is always a huge customer favorite when it is on display. The combination of old world Amish Country craftsmanship and modern amenities compliment each other wonderfully. This year the theme for the show was “easy breezy”.

About The Cedar Brooke Home

The outside of the home is a dramatic dark color. The interior is light and bright. When you walk in the primary entrance, off of the front porch, you are greeted by high ceilings in the living space. The living room area is beautifully designed and flows effortlessly into the kitchen, bar and dining area. There are double doors that open off of the side of the home into the dining area as well. A corner pantry adds plenty of space to the kitchen storage needs.

Down the hall you will find a laundry closet that is discretely hidden when the doors are closed. Further down the hall on the left you will enter the master bedroom. At the end of the hall on the right you will find the master bath, that features a beautiful large shower.

Under the stairs you will find a storage closet. At the top of the stairs you will find a landing area, that over looks the living space on the main floor, perfect for a desk or chairs. Off of the landing you will find the second bath.

There are also two more bedrooms upstairs. To your left you will find a large bedroom that features a spacious closet, and a great nook area with a window. To your right you will find the third bedroom that features a closet, plenty of space for a large bed and exterior stairs off the back of the home.

The model we built (as seen) for the Cleveland Great Big Home and Garden Show has been a huge hit with our guests. However, if you are looking for a variation on this design; all of our models can be customized. Weaver Barns also builds shells and finished out projects (within a specific region). Don’t miss out on seeing what other variations our clients have done with the Cedar Brooke home in the past.

Love the furniture? Our home for the show was furnished by our sister-company:
Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek

Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek is also doing a great giveaway of $2,500 worth of furniture. To register for the giveaway, you need to come tour the home and follow the instructions on site. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Sheds, Barns & Pavilions

Weaver Barns also has some fantastic sheds, barns and pavilions on display. To see all the structures, visit the show which runs through February 10, 2019.

The team at Weaver Barns can get you a free quote on your next project.

Request A Free Quote

Nov 21, 2018

Giving Back To The Community 2018

Giving Back To The Community 2018

The Weaver family has long been a part of the Sugarcreek, Ohio community. Mr. Weaver has started three business in the community: Weaver Barns, Weaver’s Furniture of Sugarcreek and the Wallhouse Coffee Company. The support of the immediate community, support from customers across Ohio, and surrounding states, enables us to employ so many amazing community members.¬†We are so grateful for your support over the years!

The Weaver Barns team is happy to announce our End Of Year Giveaway for 2018! We invite you to nominate someone or a family in need. We will be giving away this beautiful Newbury Shed.

How To Nominate Someone In Need

All you have to do is complete this quick form! Just tell us why this person/family is in need of this shed in 300 words or less. Perhaps they have fallen on hard times, or simply could use this shed for other reason; please explain in the form; as well as providing contact information. Please only enter one nomination!


More About The Weaver Barns Giveaway 2018


Size: 10’x14′
8’x2′ Top Shelf
8’x3′ Bottom Shelf
Shingle Roof
Four 2’x3′ Windows
Double Door w/ Transom Windows
Single Door w/ Transome Window


  • Must have space for the shed
  • Free Delivery Within 60 miles of our Sugarcreek, Ohio headquarters.
    • If outside of 60 Mile Radius. Delivery charges may apply.
  • Truthful 300 word essay
  • Follow all rules
  • One Nomination Per Person
  • Must Be 18 Years or Older To Nominate

Best of luck to everyone who participates!

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to nominate someone else. Let’s make the most of this time of year and think about those around us. You never know what someone else might be going through. Do your part to spread love and positivity. Good luck to everyone who participates and we look forward to sharing the results.

Terms & Conditions

Weaver Barns proudly presents the 2018 End of Year Giveaway. Our goal is to make a positive mark for someone or a family in need. Need may mean they have fallen on hard times, have a lot going on or you simply think they could really use this shed. You will need to: explain why they need/should win this shed in 300 words or less, provide your contact information, contact information for the person you are nominating and the address of where the shed would be delivered. Must provide some form of contact information for the person who is nominated to win. In the event that they are selected we will need to reach them to arrange delivery and confirm criteriea (address, story, space for shed, etc). The person must have space for the shed on their property. Free delivery is provided for the winner, if the barn will be delivered within 60 miles of our Sugarcreek, Ohio headquarters. A block site prep is included in the prize. Winner will be selected by Weaver Barns. Must be 18 years or older to nominate. One entry per person. Odds of winning depends on number of people who enter, your short essay and the discretion of Weaver Barns criteria. Weaver Barns reserves the right to review the site, location and verification of story after selection. If it is determined that information was falsified or that the person selected does not have space for the shed, another winner may be selected. The contest will be promoted on Social Media, To our Email List and possibly other locations. Rules may vary depending on the platform. For example, if you are on Facebook we may request that you like and share the post. However, you do not necessarily have to like and share the post. The primary criteria is filling out the form and the essay; honestly and with good intent. If winner is outside of the 60 Mile radius, delivery charges may apply. Giveaway rules are at the discretion of the Weaver Barns leadership and within the confines of Ohio law. By entering this drawing you accept these rules and agree to join our email list. If you have questions about terms & conditions or anything pertaining to the giveaway feel free to reach out to our team.


Sep 06, 2018

Creating Your Home Office

Creating a comfortable and dynamic home office space can be a challenge when the extra room has to be converted to a guest bedroom or nursery. Space in your home and garage are often quickly taken up by other priorities. Often when the average person thinks of a shed they may think of a dark dirty space that you only go to when it’s time to dig out the Christmas lights or mow the yard. Our structures are designed to make the most of your space, and with the addition of lights and extra windows you can create a well lit space. What you may not have considered is creating a home office or studio in one of our sheds!

Home Office Shed & Barn Space by Weaver Barns

Why use a shed or barn as your office space:

  • Separate from the house – this allows you to remove yourself from the distractions and never ending tasks of the home.
  • Go to work without going to work – the act of preparing yourself to go to a designated space to work prepares you for the day; while still keeping you available to the home. Plus can you say “no commute”!
  • Leave work – when the office is in the home it can be hard to separate yourself from work. With a home office shed you can lock up the office door when it’s family time.
  • Free up space in your home – you can now use that room as a guest space or nursery, etc!
  • Be comfortable hosting clients – it can be awkward having clients come into your home; especially if you didn’t get the chance to tidy up. You know your office will always be ready to go, and create a professional feel.

Indeed many of our customers have used their sheds & barns as home office spaces. In fact, for years we have used a shed as our conference room for meetings. The team at Weaver Barns has been expanding over the past year, and additional space has become necessary. Now we have added a beautiful brand new structure for additional office space. So you can see how we use the structure, here is a breakdown of the features we used and recommend.

Home Office Shed & Barn Space by Weaver Barns

This structure is located at our headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio. We freed up space in our primary building by adding this structure out back. We have 9 cubicals set up in this building, and still have plenty of space for a central primary space and conference table. This is where our drafting team, marketing team and other roles are currently working. The “Little Switzerland of Ohio” has been our home and this structure is a great example of the craftsmanship that our team offers.¬†Our team loves the natural light and comfortable aesthetics and design of this structure. It is a great example of the merging of Amish Country Craftsmanship and modern day comforts.

Our Office Space Details:

  • 12 Windows
  • 4 Skylights
  • 4 Trapazoid
  • Beautiful Wood Beams
  • Metal Ceiling
  • 9 Cubicals
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Less of Natural Light
  • Sound Canceling Dividers
  • A/C Unit
  • Bonus: We definitely recommend sit-stand desks! We ordered custom wood slabs and used this sit-stand desk base for most of our desks.

Home Office Shed & Barn Space by Weaver Barns

If you are considering creating your own home office space, here is a summary of the features we recommend that you consider. This is a space you will be spending a lot of time in working and creating. You want to ensure that you are comfortable and it is a space you look forward to spending time in on a daily basis. You will also want to consider how much space you will need and if you will be hosting clients. Although each person has different priorities there are several core things to consider. Here is a quick summary of things we have noticed after working in our custom office space for the past several months.

Top Recommendations:

Natural Light ¬†Nobody likes working in the dark all day. Natural light is key for creating a welcoming work space. It’s easy on the eyes and is great for not feeling closed off from the world while working. Windows and skylights are a great way to bring natural light into your space.

Good Lighting Fixtures –¬†Natural light isn’t always available. For these situations we recommend good lighting fixtures.

Space –¬†You will want to factor in how much space you need for your work space: desk, chair, shelving, etc. If you will be sharing the space you may want a co-working table. The other note is if you are hosting clients, you may want to factor in a seating space for them or use the co-working space. You don’t want to feel to closed in, give yourself room to breathe.

Air Flow –¬†Air flow is crucial to keeping a fresh feeling and air in the space. Fans are an excellent option, windows can also be helpful depending on the weather.

Temperature Control –¬†There are great units that do both heating and cooling for temperature control year round.

Aesthetics –¬†Create a beautiful space that matches your style. Contrasting textures and colors are great for creating a unique space.

Power Supply –¬†The great thing about adding a shed or barn as an office is you can often run power from your home to the structure.

Fast Wifi/Boosters –¬†Fast Wifi is extremely important for any working space. Many people can keep their router in the house and just use a booster in your office space.

Let us know your best home office tips!

Aug 03, 2018

Choosing Your Buildings Siding

When the decision to invest in your very own structure is made, one of the most important options is your siding option. Not only does this affect the potential longevity of your siding, but it can also change the maintenance requirements and upfront cost of your building. Each type of siding offers a unique style and look. Whether you decide to purchase your structure from Weaver Barns, or another builder; this is a quick guide for anyone adding a structure to their space.

Choosing Your Siding - Weaver Barns

It’s your choice! If you are talking to a salesperson worth their salt, they will take the time to serve you and fully explain your options to you. These questions will help to narrow down your options and will lead to other questions you may want to consider.

Things to consider:

  • Does this fit my style? (wood, vinyl, etc)
  • Maintenance necessary for preferred siding types?
  • Estimated longevity of preferred siding types?
  • Does this fit my budget?

Each builder has their own siding options they may offer. However, the experienced team at Weaver Barns has narrowed it down to four simple choices to make the decision making process as efficient as possible. We also have structured it in a package system. For example, our top three siding options include all of our Superior 7 Features. Our EcoPro Series is our cost effective option and includes 4 of our Superior 7 Features.

What are your Superior 7 Features? Learn More

Siding can be a great place to save money on depending on your particular situation and structure type.

Here is how we chose to break down our options as an example: (listed in order of price)

EcoPro Series

“A Smart Value Choice”
4 Superior Features

Eco-Pro Siding for Weaver Barns by LP Building Products

Vinyl Siding

“Our Best Maintenance Free Choice”
Superior 7 Features

Vinyl Siding for Weaver Barns

Solid Pine Siding

“Our Highest Quality Solid Wood Choice”
Superior 7 Features

Pine Siding by Weaver Barns

Duratemp Siding

“A Quality Choice Made With Engineered Materials”
Superior 7 Features

Duratemp Siding for Weaver Barns

As mentioned above, these our the Weaver Barns options listed in order of price. There are several different factors including material, longevity, maintenance requirements, etc. If you

Final Thoughts

Here are a few final thoughts to consider. Do you prefer paint, vinyl or the more natural wood look? How much maintenance are you willing to accept? Also, think about your investment. The Roseburg DuraTemp siding we offer is a long lasting option, that also comes with a 50 Year Limited Warranty! The EcoPro offers great savings on your structure upfront. So of course what package makes sense with your budget? You may also want to consider the type of structure you are looking to build when choosing your siding package. Depending on your budget, you may spend more on your garage or home siding package vs your storage shed. Everybody’s budget and needs are different, so speak with your team member to decide what makes sense.

Our goal with this blog is to offer you the best information in and around your home space. If you have questions about your potential project contact our team: Click Here

To see all of our standard features click here or to browse our structure models click here!

May 30, 2018

Hand Poured Candles In Ohio’s Amish Country – R. Classic Elements

Renee Miller started making Hand Poured Candles around the time of the Great Recession in 2008; a time of turmoil for so many. As most everybody knows all to well, the economy was bad and times were difficult for many. Renee decided to dive in and learn about the candle making process and spark a little light. The process was a practice in patience and attention to detail. It took Renee approximately two or three years to fully learn, and understand, the best practices for making the ideal hand poured candle.¬† As stated on their website,¬†“In the winter of 2010, I started making candles in my kitchen to sell in our gift shop, R Classic Elements, located in Shanesville, Ohio.” This is how Shanesville Candles Co. was born!

Renee Miller A Local Entrepreneur

Named for the small town of Shanesville where the Shanesville Candle Company resides. Shanesville, Ohio and Sugarcreek, Ohio merge together seamlessly you hardly know when you are leaving one and entering the other. In the beginning, Renee would get used wine bottles and cut them to pour her candles into to be sold. The process of cutting the bottles perfectly and before you could even pour the candles was extremely labor intensive. As with most entrepreneurial endeavors, time and space are some of the biggest obstacles to overcome when starting out.

Shanesville Candle Co. and R. Classic Elements in Sugarcreek, Ohio. The white building is built by Weaver Barns.

Hand Poured Candles in Shanesville, Ohio

Renee rented a space for a time, but today she has her own location located on the square in Shanesville, Ohio. Production was moved next to R. Classic Elements in 2013. Renee chose Weaver Barns to build her an extra building next to her store. Selecting the Highland Model by Weaver Barns, Renee was able to have a great space for her to grow her small business. Shanesville Candle Co. team member, Jolene, now makes the candles which can take two to three days to complete.

The process consists of: the mixing and melting process, pouring the candles, cooling and labeling. These beautiful hand poured soy candles come in different colors, scents and sizes; including melts. Renee is so happy to be able to provide local jobs, not only to her own employees, but she also orders her labels from local printers. What makes Shanesville Candles unique, “Our customers loved that we used only the best soy ingredients in the industry. We double scent each and every ounce of wax, the most any soy wax candle will hold,¬†This makes a beautiful clean burning candle.”

Hand Poured Candles in Sugarcreek, Ohio Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek built Renee Miller's shed where she makes her hand poured candles

R. Classic Elements A Boutique Shop For You!

Originally, Renee purchased the Highland model to be a primitives shop. Today, the beautiful structure is prominently featured next to her store R. Classic Elements. When you stop by her store, the first thing you will notice when stepping into her store is the delicious aroma that is in her store. The Highland Shed that Renee purchased from Weaver Barns has now become a candle making facility!

Wisely, Renee chose to add extra windows to her building; allowing a lot of extra natural light into the structure. All of the beautiful candles in her store are created right next door in Renee’s Weaver Barn. Today her team has grown and to include multiple local community members; including an Amish couple who will be coming on board.

Shanesville Candle Co. by Renee Miller. Renee selected Weaver Barns to build her candle making facility.

Renee sources her beautiful products from some of the finest makers. R. Classic Elements features a wide array of products for your whole home including: indoor and outdoor decorations, clothing, dishware, fabrics and much more. “The best part is being able to make these candles right here in our community” stated Renee.

Hand Poured Candles by Shanesville Candle Co Shanesville Candle Co. makes Hand Poured Candles in Ohio

“Weaver Barns has always taken really good care of us” Renee shared as we toured the candle making facility. The Highland shed was customized with some great options like: Electricity, Pine Planking on the wall and ceiling, Mini-Split Air Conditioner/Heater, Two Ceiling fans to keep the space cool and insulation for efficiency. The Shanesville Candle Co. are always making customer favorites, but they also try and create new scents and product lines for their loyal customers.

Not only have Renee and her team at the Shanesville Candle Co. continued to create the finest hand poured candles, now they have expanded into melts, soaps and bath bombs! Check their site or Facebook page often for new product they are working on.

Shanesville Candle Co building by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the little Switzerland of Ohio.

R. Classic Elements has an excellent selection of decorative items. The boutique shop in Sugarcreek has a great selection of gift ideas to take home with you on your next visit to Ohio’s Amish Country. Renee’s beautiful shop has become a staple in The Little Switzerland of Ohio; Sugarcreek, Ohio. Our community features so many great places to dine and shop, so we invite you to make a day trip to our community. Only a short drive from Berlin, Ohio and Dover, Ohio there is plenty to do for the whole family in our welcoming community.

Weaver Barns is happy to share the community with great neighbors like Renee A Miller, R.Classic Elements and the Shanesville Candle Co. As a family owned business, Weaver Barns appreciates the support of our community and tourists alike. Our family has been a part of this community and have several sister companies in Sugarcreek, Ohio; Wallhouse Coffee Co. & Weaver’s Furniture.

We encourage you to support awesome local shops like R.Classic Elements and Shanesville Candle Co. In doing so you are supporting local employees and entrepreneurs in Ohio’s Amish Country. You can also order Shanesville Candles online! We love sharing the stories of our great customers like Renee Miller; and her unique story of community and entrepreneurship. Visit her Facebook Page, give her page a like and let her know Weaver Barns sent you!

May 14, 2018

Planting Schedule For Ohio 101 (Zones 5 & 6)

To the gardening novice, knowing when to plant what can be a challenge. How do I give my garden the best chance to thrive? While there is always different opinions and traditions; below we assembled some great resources for you to reference. Weaver Barns has the finest Amish Country gardening sheds & barns right here in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country; Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the heart of Ohio's Amish Country

Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

This site explains the zones and enables you to find  your location. This is more if you want to see the actual map; regionally and nationally. However, really the primary information you need to know is in the next section. The graphics below will actually show you planting schedules.

“The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

For the first time, the map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended, and as static images for those with slower Internet access. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.

No posters of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map have been printed. But state, regional, and national images of the map can be downloaded and printed in a variety of sizes and resolutions.”

Not sure where you fall in the zones? Visit their website and plug in your zip code and it will give you more details about your location. Generally speaking Ohio has warmed up which allows you a wider window in which to plant and harvest.

Ohio: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Timing your seed planting and transplanting is drastically important to the health and production of your garden. First and Last Frost dates are a huge factor in dictating planting and harvesting estimates. Even if you decide to purchase plants that are already started at a local greenhouse; you can still use this calendar to time out when you should purchase/plant them in the ground. We hope these resources are helpful to your garden planing process.

If you decide to start your seeds indoor you can start them in a kitchen with natural light or gardening shed with windows. Weaver Barn’s sheds & barns can be customized with plenty of windows for natural light and shelving to store seedlings or gardening tools. Also, a quick search online should bring up plenty of local greenhouses to purchase seeds, seedlings or more developed vegetable plants.

Ohio Planting Zone 5 

Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the heart of Ohio's Amish Country. Graphic by Urban Farmer Website. Zone 5 Planting Ohio.

Graphic by Urban Farmer Website. Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Zone 5 Planting Ohio.


Ohio Planting Zone 6

Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the heart of Ohio's Amish Country. Graphic by Urban Farmer Website. Zone 6 Planting Ohio.

Graphic by Urban Farmer Website. Ohio Planting Schedule 101 Blog Post by Weaver Barns of Sugarcreek, Ohio; the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Zone 6 Planting Ohio

Ohio: Flower Planting Schedule

You can use the above zones when factoring when to plant your flowers around your home, garage or shed. Generally speaking your are safe to plant established flowers soon after our last frost. Some safe picks that many have had success are listed below.

Easy Annuals: These are plants that grow for one Summer.

  • Marigolds – These beautiful rust, orange and gold flowers bloom till fall and need little attention from you once they are established.
  • Petunias – These local favorites do well in heat and do very well potted or in your gardening beds. They need little care through the summer other than watering.

Perennials: These are plants that grow year after year and need minimal attention.

  • Hostas – These plants are very durable and need little attention year after year. They add some green and white to your beds.
  • Sedum – A Succulent variety that needs little to no attention. Needs almost no watering. Pink flowers bloom in late summer. The greenery will crawl across your beds.

Let us know in the comments below: Do you prefer Annuals or Perennials?

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