Our Plans provide you with all the information you will need to
construct an easy to build, attractive and fully functional Backyard
Roll-Off Observatory. 95% of the materials are available from your local
building materials retailer.
Piers are available from us and Pier Shop
Plans are included with the Plans, or you can build your
own less expensive pier. Roof roll off tracks are
available from your local Overhead Door wholesaler / retailer, or from us
(see Kits page). Track Specs are Included.
Use SkyShed Plans as a complete
resource or as a jumping off point for your own ideas.
System requirements are PC PII/266 Mhz
with 32 megs of Ram, Win 98 or above.
NOT Designed for Mac computers.
Although Mac users who can run a Windows compatible mode on their Mac tell
us it works for them. Pls do not pruchase unless you are certain you can
open Win .exe files on your Mac in Windows Mode.
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the over 100 Step-by-Step Construction Photos or Step-by-Step Text
Instructions, and should only be used by experienced builders or those
on a tight budget.
Each Plan is adaptable for Roll Left
and Roll Right Variations
Over 100 Step-by-Step construction
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Materials Lists for each Plan
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Construction instructions in .txt format
4 1/2", 6 5/8' and 8 5/8" Steel
Pier Plans and Support Jack Plans. Your local metal shop
can build your pier
Construction and Maintenance Hints and
Tips in .txt format
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