Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amazon1234 Very good product
I am an engineer and am often described as "picky".
I installed this shed (12x20) just over 5 years ago. I was very happy with it then, and am still very happy with it. Others have criticized the instructions; I thought they were very good, not perfect, but close. There was a lot more detail in the drawings than I expected, you just have to take the time to look & read attentively. The optional windows that I ordered (item 16694) were VERY good quality, with strong glass & frames, far better than the cheap plastic ones I have seen on other displays (not Handy Homes) in hardware stores. The optional cupola (item 16582) was also very good quality, in fact it might have been too good because once assembled, it was heavy and difficult to lift up to the peak of the roof. The customer service was also excellent - I messed up one piece of trim, contacted Handy Homes for a replacement piece, and they sent it to me in a timely manner, FREE of charge (and I had expected to pay).
After 5 years there are no cracks, no leaks, no warping...... it looks the same as the day installation was completed.
I am now considering installing a Gazebo and just went to see what Handy Homes has to offer (which explains my review after 5+ years).
November 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jluns68 poor design
Once built this shed had more room than I thought. It also looks solid and presentable once built but the process of building this shed was incredibly difficult. Much of the lumber is dry and twisted. Some so bad I had to replace. The top and bottom plates for the side walls are made up of one 8 footer and three 4 footers. This leads me to believe much of this lumber is cut offs.
Over all very poor design and very time consuming to erect.
August 20, 2007
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DirtyDog Nice Shed - Instructions Lacking
Like the shed for the price, but the instructions to put together where lacking good verbal descriptions. We were stumped a few times trying to figure out the pieces of the puzzle, especially the instructions for the floor kit. Instructions and pieces where sent for a 12X12 shed and a 12X8 shed. It would have been much simpler and secure if the instructions and diagrams where written and architected for a 12X20 shed. Luckily we had a carpenter friend to help assemble this puppy! Would suggest if you are not handy with building, get help or pay to have installed.
November 29, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sount Overall a decent product - but NOT easy
This kit came as 3 different sheds (2) 12x8 and (1) 12x4 in order to build a 12x20. There were no 12 ft 2x4; you had to splice an 8 ft with a 4 ft. The floor was only 3/8" - not very strong. Roof joist are 24" on-center, a little weak. It was NOT easy to build, you must have two people min. Instructions weren't very clear in areas. My kit came with gray and white trim pieces and doors, so looks awful until painted. When finally assembled it came out nice - concidering everything mentioned. The doors are very strong and came with good hardware.
November 7, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by elmer Product issues
There was a severe shortage of nails for the kit. We had read that the instructions were a challenge (which they were), which added time to our work, but we were able to figure it out. But we only received enough 2" and 3" nails to complete the floor and the long wall with the door. We had to go buy extra, for which Customer Service will reimburse us, but that obviously added even more time to our efforts.
October 15, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Roberta Worst directions ever!!!
This 12 x 20 shed is fabulous once you can figure everything out! AND our kit was not intact upon arrival so we werent even sure we had all the pieces. we were several pieces shy. Thank goodness we had extra wood handy. Why doesnt Home Depot have EXACT directions for a 12 x 20 shed w/ floor instead of 12x12 adding 2 four foot extentions. The integrity of the building is then comprimised . We had to do alot of fancy woodwork to make it sturdier! The siding is "flimsy". It has 12x12 or 12 x24 floor instructions but not a 12x20. The floor itself was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle!!! AWFUL! If they could come up with directions and matching pieces for all sizes, it would be a whole lot easier!! Not happy as a participating builder of this particular building. Would NOT recommend to novices or even semi-confident homeowners that think they are do-it-your-self-ers!
November 29, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Ok
Not bad. You basically get what u pay for. You'll need someone handy as the directions are not that detailed. The floor is 2x4 instead of 2x6. I recommend doubling them up. Nothing is over 8 ft long so you will be splicing some together if more than 8x8
November 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diva123 The Best
Nothing can compare to this wonder shed. I wish people could see that this shed is better than others, even if it is smaller then the biggest. Thank You for providing me with this wonderful structure!
November 29, 2010