Great shed for the price. You definitely need two people to assemble this shed. It took a little longer than I anticipated when assembled the wall (not as easy). But overall...great PRODUCT....just as advertised.
3 years ago
I got this to replace a old metal shed that had rusted out , It was a lot of work but worth it after geting it done .All the extra room that I got made all the work worth it . If you are looking for a shed that has a lot of room for the money then this is the way to go . After geting the base redy it took two people six hours with one other reading the instructions , The weather held up getting it done soner .
3 years ago
This is a heavy duty all plastic shed that very sturdy.
This product is well boxed and all the hardware is well labeled. I read previous complaints about no word instructions just pictures. Its simple if you take your time.
The hardest part I found in the whole assembly was snapping the walls into the floors. Its a tight fit but the secret to installing them is placing a piece of wood underneath both sides of the slot. Position the wood as close to the slot without blocking the hole. It makes the job a lot easier. Another complaint I read was panels
... read more not aligning. I did not have this problem. I believe thats why the manufacturer stresses that the base for the shed be absolutely level. The finished product looks great and is very functional.
It was not as hard as the other reviews have talked about. The instructions could be better but you think and watch they are not bad. The wife and I put it together in about 10 hours, we did use a cordless drill that is adjustable which made it a lot easier. We have had some bad rain storms and so far no water inside. I did put it on a wood platform, what ever base you use it HAS TO BE LEVEL. From all indications it looks to be a great product. I have had strangers stop say how great looking it
... read more is and where did we get it.
3 weeks ago
Meets my needs.
Instructions were somewhat vague until you get used to the jargon, be sure to read every word before continuing assembly. Shed comes in 3 boxes, weighing a total of 720 lbs. Need plenty of space to get organized, as parts are packed in no discernable order in the boxes, Instructions were in Box #2 I think. Spent 1 day building trusses and identifying parts, day 2 with help from my son and his friend we were able to complete the shell. Finished internal shelves, doors, and windows on day 3. I am
... read more pleased with my purchase of this shed. It fits the needs that I was looking for. I am sceptical about the strength of the shelves, 1 long and 4 corner. I think they could be attached in a sturdier method. Time will tell.
3 years ago
Overall Great Product
All prior comments are on par. Surprisingly, I didn't think the instructions were as bad as mentioned. However, I wish we hadn't followed the instructions and had prepped all of the parts (specifically the doors) before we started installing the walls - this would have made the installation much quicker/ smother. Other than that, the quality from the manufacturer "Lifetime" seems to be great. I'll be able to tell in a few years, but seems durable now.
Be sure to have your foundation LEVEL! This
... read more is a key to the quality of your finished product (i.e. doors closing properly). Plan on two leisurely 12 hour days (and finish in two 8-10 hour days). Although this could be completed by yourself, two people definitely made the installation easier and faster.
The directions that came with the order confirmation were not even for the shelter I ordered. We didn't know they were wrong until we got the shelter. Fortunately I didn't print them. When we got the shelter the directions with it were hard to follow and some were even missing. Two hours to assemble this thing is a joke. Two days are more like it. If you put it together and it doesn't seem to be going well, something's wrong. You can't figure it out when all the numbers are covered up. The
... read more numbers don't show after you put it together. So we had to take apart the whole top to find out two tubes were swapped. UGH!!! It was in the area where the directions weren't there, so I guess my husband adlibbed. If I had to do it again I would write the number with a permanent marker on all parts before assembly.
Another complaint is the nuts, bolts and washers were all just thrown in one bag. The bolts were in 3 sizes (1/8 " difference) you couldn't tell them apart unless you compared them to each other. They easily could have put them in separate bags.
3 years ago
Great additional storage
Received the storage shed much faster than they estimated. Shelter went up quickly I've built one before so I knew not to tighten all bolts until done. Very happy with unit. Started to fill it within two hours of starting assembly. Highly recommended for a quick shelter solution
2 years ago
love the product
Instructions left a little to be desired. Product is nice after assembled and is going to serve its purpose very well.
went up easy, me and the wife did it..try to make sure u r square before u start...
3 years ago
Met the need and simple to assemble
Received the shed in two boxes. Night before putting it together, I pre-assembled as much as possible. Shed went together easily, but sometimes the instructions were hard to interpret, but trial fitting before screwing took care of those issues. I can see if the build surface is not level, this will cause big problems. I used a concrete pad and highly recommend it. Shed has all the room I need and I like the ridgeline skylight. I definitely recommend this Lifetime Shed.
3 months ago
Love My Shed
Had a time setting up the shed. If the base is not correct it is hard to put together. Great size for all the yard supplies and it keeps everything out of the weather. Looks great and has worked great as well.
This review was originally posted to lifetime.com.
Word of advice...make sure you have a good level foundation or the door will not line up correctly. Was able to assemble by myself after work over two days. The door did take a bit of my wife's help to assemble. haven't hit any rain to make sure of no leaks. I am certainly an amateur at this but it was easy enough. Also, I purchased at the store for only $1269...so check...not sure why that is.
4 years ago
Excellent garden shed
Quality is very good. Have had rain without any leaks. The building was easy to assemble if your foundation is square and level. My wife and I assembled in about 8 hours excluding foundation. Suggest you print instructions from Home Depot website, it has a detailed narrative. The instructions in the box are only pictures which could give inexperienced folks a bit of frustration.
5 years ago
Fairly easy to put together
I've only had the shed for a couple of weeks so I can't say anything about durability yet. It was fairly easy to put together. One person can do most of it. I would strongly recommend two though. It looks nice, but seems very flimsy. I will end up putting some 2 x 4's up as a skeleton and maybe add a couple of shelves to solidify it. The roof is very light. Screws go right through it easily. The instructions aren't the best when it comes to completing the roof. Do not use a drill to complete the
... read more roof tops. Use a hand/ratchet screwdriver.
Excellent choice. Sturdy, attractive & very roomy. Having a level foundation an absolute MUST. Assembly took approx.10 hours from start to finish - that included reading directions & inventorying parts. It's much easier & faster with 2 people. The shutters were a little diffcult to line up & install. Comes with 2- 8' shelves & 4 corner shelves. Although they seem strong enough we are going to use free-standing shelves instead. Despite the side vents the shed gets pretty hot inside on warm days.
... read more Haven't experienced rain yet. All in all we feel that we've made a great purchase.
3 weeks ago
Very good purchase.
This was all around a great experience. I purchased the 15'/8' shed and added two 30" ext. for a 20'8' total shed. The shed with the added ext. was very easy to construct / put together. I completed the task in two days by myself. As seen in the photo I was pleased that the ext's could be placed on one side or one on each side of the doors. I was also pleased that the window panels could be located at the ends if necessary. Very well constructed. The key as all have stated is a level platform or surface.
4 years ago
Used pier blocks for the foundation and it worked out great. Cheaper than pouring a pad and better than the other options in the instructions. After the foundation was complete (took two days) I built the the metal rafters, dormer walls, and doors. Put up the shed the next day. Went together easy and very sturdy. Building the foundation was the hardest part of the project.I am very pleased with the way the shed looks and will put some landscaping around it to dress it up bit. Very happy that I
... read more did not buy a wood shed kit.
Purchased one of these on sale, and have to admit I initially felt intimidated about the assembly.
The delivery was on time, and the driver (Estes Freight) was helpful, polite and cooperative about "bulling" the 500lb palatalized package safely out-of-the-way, even though this was only supposed to be curbside delivery.
Once my nephew started (with me playing go-fer, panel supporter and general all-round stooge) the job was done in two hours. Things snapped in place with relative ease and
... read more lined up properly with a little bit of elbowing and a minimum of, uh, colorful language. We were building on a pre-existing concrete pad, so the only real tools necessary were a drill for the floor assembly and a utility knife for the occasional (and rare) odd gob of plastic.
1 month ago
Nice little shed. Large enough for everything I need and tall enough to stand upright in. Easy to put together. Only drawback was delivery was AWFUL!
2 months ago
Shed was fairly easy to put together only a few screws most parts snap together. Took my husband and grandson about 4 hrs to put together. Looks nice hope it holds up as long as the old rubbermaid one.