Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy A most useful addition to our home.
First off, the quality of the wood was soft. They used 2x3s instead of the standard 2x4s that are routinely used for framing. We also reinforced the floor and walls every 12 inches instead of every 24 inches per the instructions for greater stability. The floor and roof were made of particle-board and we would have preferred standard ply board. The instructions were a bit hard to follow but the earlier images of the shed back, sides, and front were most helpful during construction. We used architectural shingles rather than standard ones to match the shingles on our home. After construction, roofing, and panting, the 8x8 ft. Kingston shed looks great and is very stable and subsequently useful to us after placement on an existing 9x9 ft. cement slab. A second person is helpful to complete this construction project when holding sections in place prior to nailing or adding screws as the shed is built.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jazzyjessi Kingston shed 8x8
Just wanted to say that my shed was delivered quite quickly, and with a few family members (who have construction backgrounds) this shed went up without a hitch! My fiance and I built the floor (squared and level in one hour)-we've never done this before and I have to say it was not difficult at all. The rest of the shed came together a wall at a time with no problems and when all the walls were together they were raised and attached one at a time and finally the roof and doors went on. Total time of 8 hours with a good four man team with previous construction knowledge! If you follow the instructions and don't try to cheat it will work well. And it's a very nice shed!
May 2, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by diyerdave Kingston Shed 8 by 8 with floor
Excellent instructions that are easy to follow. Took 2 days to fully assemble with all materials provided except paint, roof shingles and roof nails. All wood panels were primered so it was easy to paint. The floor frame for the outer front and back was spliced so it created a weak point. The outer sides and floor joists were one solid peice which is sturdier. Had to pay attention to 2 by 3 studs used on the outside because there was usually a good and not so good side. Otherwise it was straight forward and actually fun to assemble. Once comleted the shed functions looks great.
October 17, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bobbieG Read and follow the instructions
Got the product delivered in about ten days. Carrier called ahead and put the palette in our driveway. Package was clean, all items and instructions were included. Note: do not throw away any small bits of wood as they may be need later in construction.
My wife and I put together the shed in about four/five days working in the mornings only. (Hot weather) We are retired, somewhat handy and everything seemed to come together pretty well. Be sure to read and follow instructions and start with a relatively square floor and you will be o.k. We added the small window, shingles. roofing felt, a few extra screws and tornado clips for extra comfort. We painted it to match our house and the product came out very nice.
July 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeInWilmington Great Value, Easy Install
Shed delivered on time, all parts clearly labeled and pre-cut correctly, step-by-step instructions were clear with tips for the novice to ensure building would complete level / square / vertical. I added the optional window and roof vent, provides light and keeps cool during hot days. Construction needs 2 people from start to finish. Built over a weekend, took us total of 14 hrs. Would recommend buying extra 2x4's to space 12" on foundation, and renting a framing nail gun to speed up install. Also, you'll need a hook blade on utility knife to cut back overhanging shingles.
July 1, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Theoverseer Floor not 8 X 8
The shed was supposed to be 8 X 8, so my husband built an 8 X 8 foundation for the shed out of treated lumber before the shed arrived. Well, the floor of the shed was 8 X 7'8 5/8". He couldn't change the foundation because he had concreted the corner posts into the ground. He made adjustments to make it work, but ran into problems each step of the way because of the floor not being 8 X 8. It's a good thing my husband does this kind of work all the time, because an amateur would have had HUGE problems making it work. It is a beautiful shed now that it is done, and we have had a lot of compliments on it, but this discrepancy gave my husband a lot of extra work. Customers should be told that the floor is NOT 8 X 8 before they buy it.
June 26, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greenthumb99 Not bad, not great
Took me about 10 hours to assemble on my own. Much particleboard and some 2x3's basically... if I could do it over again I'd purchase all materials separately and build my own from real plywood and 2x4's. Some pieces did not have the notches cut out as stated and had to make some of my own rough cuts in order to accomplish this assembly. Arrived in two large flats. Remember you must purchase your own roofing felt paper and shingles, which will add about $100 to the total cost. Recommend if don't have time to buy materials and assemble your own.
April 30, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Missing / Incorrect Pieces
The product had 1 board missing, floor had 2 different thicknesses so I had to return to store anyway. Not all of the boards were labeled with their part #, which made assembly harder. The shed itself calls for lots of nails, rather than screws increasing assembly time and there weren't enough 2" or 3" screws to handle what the manual called for. It is however, a nice shed when assembled. Customer service of the shed manufacturer never returned any calls about missing board / screws.
March 27, 2012