Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 155
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Shed Pay attention to details
This is a great shed for the money but the assembly can be tricky. You will need 2 people much of the time and give yourself the weekend if you can. The foundation is critical. If you make sure you are level and square - holes line up and the assembly is quick.
The parts are flimsy until assembled so take care. Read the instructions through and always review a few steps ahead to understand what is happening.
I put up the shed on a square of weather proof 4X4's, levelled off the inside with sand and used a vapour barrier and then the floor kit on top of that. The shed does not leak (use the washers!) and has been through one winter.
June 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChathamHandyMan Great Value
Great shed for the money. Listed height is quite misleading as there are three 6" roof beams that lower the effective height to around 65" at the center. (less on the sides)
Assembled fairly easy. Instructions were a bit confusing at times, but we managed to figure it out. Give yourself a few feet of space all around it however as everything is screwed in from the outside. (writing from experience as we assembled this in an area that is 10'X12')
If I had to build one of these again, I'd toss out all the cheap little Phillips screws and bolts that were supplied and replace them with good quality Roberston head screws. Easier to work with when using a power drill/screwdriver.
May 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotGuru Flimsy and Ridiculous - Avoid Arrow Products
Our kit was missing TWO key pieces (and it was sealed from the factory - not open in the store).
It took 2 people 7 hours to assemble. The instructions are totally lame - horrible pictures so much so - you have to read the instructions and then try and interpret what they're trying to convey.
100's of screws, washers and bolts. Walls and Roof bend, dent and tear easily - be prepared.
ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. HomeDepot should think twice about selling this kind of poorly engineered, low quality products to its customers.
July 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Funnyman Shed Assembly
I found this shed quite easy to put together. A little time consuming as the instructions arent the best as you really have use some common sense when putting it together. There are a lot of pieces (screws, washers, etc.) to put together, which makes it time consuming, too. It took 2 of us 5 hours to complete - this includes the base we put together to sit it on.
September 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy62 Many Long Laborious Hours
Product is of good value,The only drawback is it takes many hours to complete around a 150 man hours.We needed four people to put it up.Some of the pre drilled holes do not line up.And it would have been nice if they could of put the doors together in the factory.Other than that it is complete and I am thrilled to say the least!!!
September 5, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BCSHED time consuming assembly for a leaky shed
it took 3 people 8 hrs to assemble this shed, not including the base. the instructions are not easy to follow, there are a LOT of pieces. the shed leaks. it did not withstand the snow load and the roof dented.
July 5, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CoryW Great for price but costs a lot of time
Pros: Price, Good instructions, no frills
Cons: Time consuming, finish details a little rough
Just put this shed up on a gravel base with 2x2' patio stones. The shed is not easy to assemble and those that are not "mechanically inclined" should probably not attempt building this shed. The instructions are good and more detailed than I would expect. Follow them directly step by step. You will need at least 2 people and approx. 8-10 hours to assemble. Do not attempt assembly on a windy day. The edges are very sharp and a good pair of gloves is required. I was able to get the shed up to the point of installing the roof by myself, the extra hands are required for nuts and bolts. Overall the shed is fairly sturdy, some caulking was required to prevent water leaks. The roof gables had some rust on them right out of the package. I found the finish details such as the trim pieces and caps to be fairly crude and not very appealing the the eye. I bought this based on price only and for the money it is a good deal, the drawback is the time required to assemble. I have helped a friend install a vinyl shed which is much easier, faster and overall better quality than metal sheds. This model came with a free Arrow Floor kit. I highly recommend the floor kit, it's a must have for this shed. Overall if you are looking for a no frills shed and don't mind spending a full day to assemble this is a pretty good product.
July 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gregimages Info on building this shed
I just built this shed and there are a couple of critical points you might be interested in. First of all I am a carpenter with lots of experience, you do need some building experience with this project. It took me about 12 hours to put it together including the floor.
I built the shed on an existing wood deck using a floor kit and 3/4 inch plywood flooring. The deck has a 2 inch slope to it which was OK but the deck must be flat. The instruction for the floor kit seem to indicate to put the floor down first. Don't do that. The last page of the shed instructions say after completion is a good time to put down the floor. The other really important thing is the plywood dimensions stated in the floor kit won't allow the door to shut. I cut 3/8 inch off the length of the plywood sheets and that worked well. If you put the floor down without the doors it seems ok but isn't. Also the 3\4 inch plywood required cutting 1/4 inch of the bottom of 6 steel studs that protrude into the interrior.
All in all the parts went together well and the instructions were good. The frame and walls were easy. The roof was a bit tricky to get the panels to line up with the holes. The roofing is thin so don't lean on it or it will buckle. I was careful but you have to reach across panels to screw them down so I buckled the metal twice. No big deal just bend it back.
I would recommend this shed to anyone with building experience. Great storage for the price. Wood construction would be a lot stronger and long lasting but would cost a lot more.
October 26, 2011