Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 98
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Umma Worth buying - great deal!
Recently, a friend of mine and I, both amateur but experienced woodworkers, put up the Majestic 8’ x 12’ shed over a period of 2 days. We both agreed that the quality of the materials, the well thought-out/clever design and instructions were impressive. It fit together exactly as specified. There were a couple of twisted studs - big deal. The fact that I got it on sale for $899 was a bonus. Home Depot loaded it with a fork lift and it fit perfectly in my full-size pick-up between the wheel wells with cap on – nice design and great packaging. However, we did make a few modifications in construction that are worth considering: (1) purchase 12’ 2 x 4’s and 12’ 2 x 3’s for constructing the base and side walls for better structural integrity to avoid splicing together 8’ and 4’ sticks (a necessary consequence of the packaging), (2) construct the floor base with 2 x 4’s at 16” OC instead of 24” OC, (3) fasten the floor joists and wall studs with 3” screws instead of nails for better strength (an impact drill will be a big help), (4) use a nail gun to fasten the wall panels for speed of construction and (5) use ¾” plywood for the floor. We needed 4+ bundles of shingles. I wasn’t convinced a cheap kit could result in such a sturdy reasonable shed but I was wrong!
November 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Sub par wood
Had to buy 16 new 2x3 and 8 new 2x4's because of the condition of the wood supplied. Even doing that we had force most of the rest of the wood. It was difficult to get the roof panels to fit with the warped or twisted roof rafter material. Probably 70% of the supplied wood was either visibly twisted, bent, gouged or cracked.
April 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeneratorJoe Good Bang For Your Buck
I put this shed together over a weekend with the help of a few neighbors. Overall it's a pretty good kit. I made a few mistakes mostly because I got ahead of the directions ;). I am happy with the shed.
My only complaint is that the wood to build the floor frame was NOT TREATED, even though it was marked that way. The wood was way too clean and light to have been treated. I contacted the company and they said they would reimburse the cost of treated wood.
Plan to spend about $300 - $400 more in parts when building the shed. (floor panels, shingles etc.)
November 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Albert The Shed Looks Majestic
We bought this at local homedepot store with discounted price. It had been kept inside the store, no mold whatsoever, but there are several "bad" studs - usable but not good. Everything you needed is inside the package - except shingles, drip edges, some nails etc. Overall, the instruction is useful and helpful, you need to read it very carefully.
We "upgrade" the construction plan, 1), for floor frame and two side walls, use 16" spacing NOT 24" spacing; 2), Use 2x4x144" stud for floor frame (NOT 2x4x48" + 2x4x96" for both side frame) These options required us to make new purchases - (6 x) 2x3x78.5"; (1 x) 2x4x93"; (2 x) 2x4x144". We also purchased two 4x4x144" treated wood for runners (see pictures).
My wife and me built this shed entirely by ourselves without any other's help. (Our neighbors would offer the help if needed.) We spent about extra US$450 for shingles, nails, screws, painting, felt, drip edge, additional studs.
We rent homedepot's $20 truck for 75 minutes to delivery the package to our home (6.5 miles away from store), homedepot stuff moved the package to truck and we cut the packaging material to move the shed product to our garage by our hands in 20 minutes.
We use entirely the new hammer which is purchased from homedepot the first day of the project to finish this shed. We are happy to report that this DIY build (Handy Home Majestic 8'x12') looks majestic and is very solid. Use hammer!
Overall, we think the DIY package is worth its value even though it would be more welcome if better wood material used in this package.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan I really like the "Look" of the shed in my yard. Solid color doors add a great contrast to the rest of the building.
The shed took 3 days to put together my self. I did need help on day two to hold the walls up while I secured everything. I placed my shed on a cement slab and added a shelf above the workbench. I really like the loft shelves and the tall walls. My last shed was "Barn style" and I could not hang yard tools on the wall. I colored the barn a tan with dark brown trim. I painted the doors a solid dark green. Fits will with my house. Don't forget to factor in about $500 for paint, shingles, drip edge etc.
October 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Worth the work
The shed looks great. I did most of the work myself, so it took longer. I did use 12' 2x4s for the top and bottom wall frames, made it easier. I also put in more studs in the walls and treated studs for the floor at 12" on center, this made it real sturdy. I went with better shingles, built a ramp, which was easy to make, and built an garden box for my daughter (dads this was worth the hugs). I use the left over landscaping stones from old flower garden. Overall the cost increased by about $500, but it was worth it. I had Home Depot deliver it for $60 and that was really worth it. So far I have 2 neighbors and an in law who wants me to help them build on. Wait till I put the Christmas lights on it.
November 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Des1 Good value, Easy to build
Overall it looks like it will be a very good Shed. It was packaged in a fairly small package about 4X8 feet and was delivered on time. I think there could be some additional information available as to how it is packaged and that all parts should be inventoried prior to beginning. In an area where rain would be a possibility you need a space out of the weather to do the inventory and keep the parts until you are ready to use them. The instructions assume you are building the shed in an open field. In my case I had trees within 6 feet of either side. The quality of the material was generally OK but some was not the best especially the 2X3's.. Warping was not a problem and the building went together as described in the instructions.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Star Great product
I am somewhat handy but this project was doable but tough. I learned a ton by doing it. If you are considering this shed, you will not be disappointed if you do the following. Store all the lumber in a dry place as you are constructing - i put the panels, decking leaned against a fence covered in tarps and put all studs under the house to keep dry until i needed them. Parts were mislabeled so measure every piece and relabel when unpacking. Also expect about $350 for paint, decking, nails, screws and lumber. Use the Star bit screws, more expensive but worth it. The following will also help you:
1. To enhance floor - last 20 + years. Use 12 by 8 treated for the base or if you want to go high end use 2 x 6 for frame. Do not do use the included lumber by connecting a 4 foot piece for floor to each side. *build the floor frame on top of your decking you are going to use. This is a good trick to help you with a level frame before attaching to the 4 x 4s. Also use a middle 4 x4 (3 total) - this is a huge enhancement that will really make your floor strong. I also put a floor joist every 16/12 instead of the instructed 24 space.
2. Nice to have, i vented the middle of the shed for hot Georgia summers and added cobra vent to roof.
3. 2 x 6 for ramp, great video on youtube. It is very solid.
4. Finish building the roof before doing the inside workbench and shelves. It makes it easier to deck the roof.
The instructions were great - plan for it to take you 30+ hours if you do everything yourself. I only got help to raise the walls. This one was a stretch project for sure but i learned a ton.
May 26, 2015