Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2014disappointed poor quality control
we purchased this shed at the end of 2014 for our new home. Delivery date was great - putting the shed together following the instructions was very time consuming and tedious. The walls went up great. The problem started with putting the roof together - none of the holes would line up properly had to re-drill the holes to get it to line up. We caulked the old holes so it wouldn't leak - only to discover that it had other major leaks the water would come in through the capping. We had to caulk all the holes within the capping to get it to stop leaking. Would not recommend this product to anyone - best recommendation - DO NOT BUY it. Quality control is bad.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwillis84 A Challenging Puzzle, Level up
The instructions could use a lot of revision, with the help of people who are first timers putting one together. Photos of how the parts go together even in grayscale would help.
I panicked a lot because I thought I was short on parts, but it always worked out.
A hand held power screw driver with the exact right philips bed bit is an absolute must have, and it has to be a smaller hand held because you have to hold it over your head a lot!
A good medium size ladder with a tool tray on top about $40 will help a lot. And a good "light weight" ladder to get on the roof. I'm 5'5" and 120 lbs, so the roof could support my weight splayed out on top to use the hand drill to batton down the roof panels. But some of the Bolts and Nuts that anchor the roof panels really needs a person with a socket wrench or tool wrench on the inside to hold the nut while the screw is turned outside on top. I used silver duct tape to "tape the socket wrench to the ceiling" a lot of time so it would not turn, just enough so friction would hold it in place and tighten up. Two people would be ideal.. but my Mom is elderly and I didn't have any help.
Some weather strip tape comes with the kit, but you really should got get some at the Depot, its usually called weatherstrip tape, looks very similar and is in the water heater and hvac area in the back.. its often hard to find.. but absolutely essential to have enough.
Buy washers! They don't include enough plastic washers.. you need these to keep the screws from chemically interacting with the painted surfaces on the outside.. if you can't get plastic, then get metal, you'll need them in some places. The edges of the roof are held down by screwing the same size screws into the edges of the frame.. the screws are "way" too short to cover the distance, but extra long screws same threads and heads, just much longer. My Mom held a flashlight near dusk inside the building shining through the predrilled holes in the edge frames.. so I could see where to "aim" the screws through the roof panels to get started into the holes on the inside upper edge frame.. helped a lot. Thanks Mom!
The paint is thin, and scratches easily, but if your careful looks stunningly good when your done. If I did model painting and had the time, I would have prepainted with thicker hardier paint.. but it does look good when your done.
I used concrete blocks to provide a sort of pier and beam frame work with 2x6 lumber and a lot of roofing franges or deck things to build a sturdy frame, then put 3/4 inch plywood, two layers on top of that. Then followed the directions and built the rest up.
Bought 20 "lag screws" and used a powered electrical drill (heavy duty normal one not the hand held battery one) to anchor the frame to the base. There are holes already in the bottom of the frame for the purpose. Wished I had time to paint the plywood base and make it water proof.. but it was a 9 hour drive to get there and get home.. and the project took me (with no experience in building things) 6 days to clear the land, build the base.. build the shed.. and build the porch.
The porch is a combination of play sand.. some red patio stones, and a lot of time and patience with a broom.
Mom started to drive the lawn mower into the shed, but we decided to push it over the porch and into the shed.. the gradient wasn't bad and it was relatively easy using just my muscle power.
We bought some heavy duty foam ribbon to stuff in the four corners in the bottom and top and the midway wall sides. This block a lot of small air spaces and should keep out insects. Mom placed Mothballs and Spray Foam to seal it up better. It's not air tight and small animals cannot realistically get inside.. but we just weren't sure what to expect in Missouri.
A few corners of material were not perfect from the factory.. over cutting away of material, but we worked around that and it all still fit together. two of the door track feet.. the black plastic ones.. were damaged. I hope to contact them to get replacements, but the doors hang so its not a critical component.. would just be nice to have.
September 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Willy You get what you pay for!
Instructions got ahead of themselves at times and resulted in teardown of what was already together. Would not do this type of shed again. Roof was the worst part of the build. Word of advise buy already together and have a shed hauled in to your property. Metal was dented and paint rubbed off when the box was opened. The shipper was not responsible the packer was in my opinion.
September 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mcforney58 Great for people with limited storage space!
This storage barn was deceiving in the box,I thought "this is gonna take forever to assemble" We invited a couple of friends to lend a hand and before we knew it we had a durable storage area for bikes and other seasonal equipment. I'd recomend this shed but make sure you have enoough hands for the assembly. Quite a lot of space too!
November 2, 2007
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MerivaleRd Difficult to assemble, roof with bad design
It's not something you can do it by yourself, requires at least 2 people to do it. My friend is a handy man and it took us 3 days to put this together. The design of the roof is bad bad bad. It uses duct tape (yes , duct tape) to cover big gaps on the roof. Guess what, it leaks everywhere when it rain.
July 26, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mika metal shed
WE BOUGHT THE SHED ( ON LINE, AS THERE WAS NO WAY TO BE ABLE TO GET IT IN A HOME DEPOT STORE, STLL A MYSTERY ), IN GOOD FAITH ABOUT FINDING A GOOD PRODUCT.
WE WERE HAPPY THAT IT ARRIVED VERY QUICKLY, BUT THAT FEELING EVAPORATED AS SOON AS WE BEGAN TO PUT IT TOGETHER.
240 LB OF ABSOLUTE WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE METAL SHEETS ARE SO THIN, THAT IF YOU HAPPEN TO LEAN LIGHTLY ON IT, IT BENDS LIKE A PAPER.
HUMDREDS OF SCREWS, BOLTS, WASHERS, LITTLE PIECES, LARGER PIECES.
TIME REQUIRED TO ASSEMBLE, AS PER INSTRUCTION 4 TO 5 HOURS, WELL, GUESS WHAT ???? WE ARE ON OUR 3RD DAY, 10 HOURS A DAY, AND IT'S NOT FINISHED YET. PIECES DON'T MATCH, HOLES ARE NOT LINED UP PROPERLY!!!!.
PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE, SAVE YOUR MONEY, RUN FOR THE HILLS, DON'T BUY THIS SHED,!!!!!!!
WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME.
I HAVE A GOOD MIND TO TAKE A CROW BAR AND LARGE HAMMER, SMASH IT TO LITTLE BITS AND PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN LONG, YOU CAN BEND IT WITH YOUR HANDS WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT.
VERY DISSAPOINTED CUSTOMER. ( WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN , BAD EXPPERIENCE ).
July 18, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brent50 Very easy to put together with at least one other person to help. We were very impressed with the quality and the way all the pieces fit together as the project progressed. It all fit together very well.
October 11, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wisegal Not that great looking
The panels were uneven and it took over 10 hours to put together. It is roomy inside and sturdy when built, but is not the best looking shed/barn. It you want something that is nice looking, I'd go with a higher end shed.
September 11, 2011