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 3.0 out of 5.0 by mytime MFR. and Home Depot Sould Supply More Info
My wife and I built this shed over the weekend. Let me start with I think of myself as a pretty handy guy and my abilities are higher than most. With that said, I did not care for the building instructions for this shed when I started. By the time I finished I realized that I needed to read ever part of the instructions word by word to build this shed as designed. I started out doing things as I would if I was building a shed and it was wrong for this shed. I strongly suggest reading the directions thoughly from start to finish before starting this project. For example the floor foot prinf for this 8X8 shed is not 8X8, read the instructions.
Next, the kit did not have any floor Joyces for the supplied floor. I would suggest buying this shed with no floor and doing that part separate. The quality of the floor is poor. Also the instructions for building the floor with Joyce’s had them at 24 inch centers. For the cost of one more 2X4 you could go to 16 inch centers and have a much strong end product. I added the extra 2X4.
I also added 2 more 2X4 where the doors connet to the front of the shed. It seemed weak and a poor design to me. The instructions have you attaching the doors to just the T-111 siding with no backing for support.
The Kit does not have any roofing material you need to purchase these on your own. When looking at this shed on line it did not mention there was no roofing material. It adds another $120.00 to the shed if you do it right.
There is no ventiltin for the shed.
I bought coated screws and used them over the nails they supplied, again a stronger built shed.
I am satisfied with the end product and like the shed. I am not satisfied with the information supplied on how to build the shed. There should be a materials list of items you will still need to buy to build the shed as seen.
Good Luck hope this helps you out.
May 31, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1gardner overall a good and simple shed.
After purchasing this shed, I was a bit worried how easy it would be to assemble, and after the pallet was delivered, my worry grew. However, after I started to put it together,I was amazed at how easy it was especially after looking over the instructions first. Now I have a solid great product. I was even able to make it square and there are no gaps in any of the walls or roof.
I am very happy with this product, as it was a replacememnt for a previous cheap temporary shed.
I would definatly sugest purchasing this one, just review the instructions first and set out all the pieces so they are easy to find. Everything is precut, so there is no hassel. I only wish that some of the drawings in the instructions were a little better. But that is why I suggest looking at them first, and looking ahead a few steps from where you are in the process to make sure you hva e the pieces in the right spot.
June 10, 2009
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Sturdy and Easy to Install
I was overwhelmed after reading reviews for this product, but found it very easy to build. It probably took around 8 hours total with a little help from some friends. Make sure you place this shed in an area where you can hammer from the outside. I originally planned to put it in a space surrounded by a fence, a tree, and a wall, but realized later that I would need to build the shed from the inside AND the outside.
July 25, 2011
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 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