Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 52
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BigPoppaT Saving a few bucks is just not worth it.
I needed multiple sheds and since one was for storage I decided to try out the Arrow Dakota based on price and the fact that for storage, a metal shed would be fine. Upon opening the one box that was extremely heavy we found all of the parts fairly clearly labeled. The one thing I appreciated most about this product was they gave you more than enough screws bolts nuts and washers so that as you were building in case you lost dropped whatever into the dirt one of these items you had plenty of backups.
However, on the downside the instructions were overly complicated. The part labeling for all panels was on the exterior of the shed which kind a looks tacky to the Mrs. Now for the roof. If I can give you one piece of advice should you choose to buy this product… Assemble the entire roof on the ground. I REPEAT. Assemble the entire roof on the ground. Unless your arms or 3 to 4 feet long... you will save your self plenty of headaches by assembling the roof on the ground and then having a few friends help you lift
May 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chakemco Better than paying storage fees
After years of paying $100.00 per month to store items at the local self-storage facility I decided it would be more cost efficient to buy a shed and store on my property. The Dakota was the perfect solution. With ample storage and the gabled roof I have plenty of room.
Installation is fairly straight forward provided you follow the instructions to the letter. As a matter of fact, I built 80% of it without the need for assistance until I got to the roof panels. Having someone inside to hold the nuts while adding the screws from above will be required.
As an added and unexpected bonus, this kit comes with the floor braces. The only added cost was two 4x8 sheets of plywood for flooring.
I would highly recommend this product to a friend.
February 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAC GREAT BUY BOTH TIMES
I DO LIKE THE ARROW SHED THIS IS MY SECOND. THE FIRST I PUT UP IN 1995 AND ITS DOING GOOD SOME FADDED PAINT AND RUST SPOTS WERE THERES A SCRATCH . I LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE PLENTY OF RAIN AND SNOW BUT NO ROOF LEAKS . SOMELEAKS AROUND BASE NEED TO SEAL GOOD. ALSO BUILT A WOOD FOUNDATION . SETTING THE METAL FLOOR FOUNDATION HERE IN THE NORTHWEST WOULD NOT WORK. SHOULD BE A OPTION DONT KNOW WHAT I'LL DO WITH IT. I HAD NO TROUBLE WITH ASSEMBLY ALONE . USED TAPE ON HEAD OF SCREWS TILL I STARTED NUT , THEN A MAGNET AND A FLAT 11/32 WRENCH TO HOLD NUT . ALSO A AWAL FOR SOME MISS ALINGED SCREWS. PUT SHED FACE TO FACE WITH A DECK WITH RAMP IN BETWEEN
November 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terri Cheap
We did not have this shed for 1 year! It was VERY hard to put together, and didn't make it through 1 winter with not much snow. We reinforced the roof, with still no results. When I called the company with my complaint, I was told that they would send another at the cost to us of well over $100.00 for shipping. Why on earth would we spend more on such a inferior product?! No thank you!
April 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PL Worse purchase ever
Leaks. My shed that was 18 years old didn't leak but this new one does
December 18, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tomslick It looks good and pretty easy for me to put togeter, but the metal gauage is pretty thin
The store in my town does not stock it so I had to drive 35 plus miles one way to pick it up at another store because my store does not transfer this item to there store I was told there and it was high shipping to my house like $150.That being said I put this up over the week-end and it looks real nice and it went tighter pretty well by myself. The worst thing about this shed is it is made of thin metal that is about like a soda can thickness. If I lived where there was hale storms or snow I don't think it would last long. I don't know why the gauge is not list in there ad for it, my sister-in-law has one that is older , but the same size and brand , but heaver gauge. If I were going to recommend this it would not be for places were snow and servere weather.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ja 10x8 metal shed. attention to detail on foundation will aid in assembly
i purchased this shed new after having reassembled two identical sheds that i got for free on Craigslist. my advice to anyone contemplating this shed is to take the time necessary to ensure you have a level base to build it on. i prefer a raised platform made of 2x6's with plywood decking. make it square and level. if you do this, assembly is straight forward, albeit, time consuming.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FederalMike Good value, one altered instruction
* Looks great assembled.
* Good price.
* When finished, it is very sturdy. (I didn't use the floor frame kit provided, so I did some jig-sawing and beefed up the ceiling with some of those unused pieces.)
* Lots of extra screws, bolts, washers and nuts - MUCH appreciated!
* Use an awl to line up holes or even punch your own holes occasionally. (I don't recommend punching holes except in those cases where you absolutely, positively cannot get all the holes lined up. It would throw off the remainder of the holes.)
* Step 6 should say to complete one corner at a time instead of leaving three corners dangling while you work on the fourth. We (my girlfriend helped me with this project!) couldn't get the individual corners to stay erect in the slight Colorado breezes - we didn't even want to let go of it for fear it would be bent out of shape - so we added on front and rear wall panels one corner at a time for bracing.
* I assembled all the pieces indoors on a flat floor - much easier than out in the yard. I did this as time allowed over the work-week, and everything was ready to assemble by Saturday morning.
* The base MUST be level and flat - I took extra care here and it was worth it.
* If you read the directions very carefully and follow them as written (except as noted above in my case with step 6), you should have no trouble assembling this shed in two days.
June 13, 2011