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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Well worth it!
This shed is well built and serves its purpose very well. Be aware that you will easily spend $400 to $600 or more additional to get everything else you need.
Easy to assemble, I put the entire thing together by myself with the exception of raising and securing the rafters and roof. Arrived on the day it was promised in good condition. I had already prepped the site. Built a floor with 3/4 inch plywood for durability. Secured that to 2 x 6 x 14 treated lumber with some cross braces, made the joists 16 inch on center as well, much stronger. Put the entire thing on 4 x 4 treated. You will also have to buy shingles, tar paper, drip edge, roof nails, and caulk/paint etc. I used five bundles of shingles. I also used a starter shingle strip to make things easier.
When it arrived I unpacked the entire thing and separated it by section (wall, door, roof, etc) for easier access. Not all of the pieces were labelled, I had to figure out some of them based on measurements. It had all the required pieces plus a few extra. All pieces were in pretty good condition, a few were warped or dinged, but hey, I am building a shed not a mansion.
I also purchased extra lumber to make the studs 16 inch on center instead of the 24 in the instructions. This changed how I had to nail the siding on and I ended up adding a few more studs at the joints of the siding. I also replaced some of the wall lumber with 14 or 10 foot sections instead of cobbling together the pieces that come with the kit.
I used 3 inch wood screws or 1.25 inch wood screws in most places instead of the provided nails. This made things much stronger but did add some construction time.
Overall I am very satisfied with this shed. It is strong, looks good and the 10 x 14 size is perfect for all of my tools and toys. I ended up putting cedar shake shingles on to match the house, that added a lot of time and effort but the end result is great. A fun construction project well worth the investment and time.
January 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Robert 10 x 14 somerset shed
I had the same experience as many of the other reviewers. the kit came with several missing boards and then several boards were so badly warped, i had to go and get new ones made at home depot. but on one step, with the trim, the Handy Homes company sent trim pieces to another kit i did not buy and the home depot people could not make these items for the kit i bought as they had a unique texture that was not in the store. so i called the shed manufacturer and they sent more trim pieces. but amazingly, they sent the wrong ones again that went to a different model shed. this is after i told them the exact part numbers of the missing pieces i needed from their assembly instruction manual. i ended up just fabricating an entirely different trim that looked halfways decent. but i had to get that trim on as the roof shingles could not be put on until that roof trim was on and the HOA was going to cite me as this construction of this shed had been taking weeks due to above problems. But my biggest complaint is with the instructions and the way they package the kit. the instructions are made such that you can configure it differently, which is good. but its hard for the consumer to find his configuration and then follow the steps for that configuration when assembling the shed. then they do not label the parts in the kit. since there are literally hundreds of pieces, identifying each and every one of them is a daunting project when there is no sticker or marking on the part saying its "ZPT" or whatever. then i found some instances in the instructions where they were outright wrong. when i called the Handy Homes 800 number, they looked up the part i was questioning them about in the assembly instructions and they tell me "oh, thats a misprint. there is no part by that name, the part is actually... " But like everyone else, the home depot store was very helpful and the people who would answer the phone at Handy Homes were polite and tried to help. but sending me the wrong trim pieces after i specifically told them the missing parts to send by using their own numbers?? . but what they need to do is redo the assembly instructions so they are easier to understand, label all the parts, and then make sure the quality of the boards they are sending out are usable and not warped so badly they look like a pasta noodle. but as this kit is being sold now with these deficiencies, i would not recommend it to anyone
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by biker never again
I bought this product because of the reviews and was I disappointed. 2x4s and 2x6s were warped. Had to go out and buy more wood to build the shed. Home depot did give us 100 dollar gift certificate. They also said it was curb side delivery. It was curbside, I had to unload it by hand, that is piece by piece that is 1300 pounds.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim13 Big Project, good results
This is a well planned kit, and most of the pre-cut parts fit together as expected. There was plenty of hardware included, but two pieces of lumber were missing. The instruction manual was very thorough, and although I am not a carpenter, I was able to complete the shed in 4 long days of building.
November 3, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WillieD Somerset 10x14
I bought this unit in 2005 and I really like it. I had HD build the shed but I poured my own 10 x 15' concrete slab. I was surprised when only one contractor showed up to build the shed. I thought this was at least a two man job but he did a great job on the installation. The build took about 5 hours. The unit is very sturdy and roomy. I had one skylight installed but no windows. I should have had 1 window installed but for security I opted not to. The unit holds plenty of items e.g. riding lawn mower, push mower, lawn vac, several bikes, patio table and chairs (disassembled) and other tools. With it's 2x4 construction, I plan to install some shelves to take advantage of the vertical space. It really took a burden off my 2.5 car garage. It has weathered 1 Michigan winter so far with no complaints. It has been a very wise investment. Ok now the cons. My unit came with a floor kit which I didn't use because of the slab. The installer left me the wood floor but took the 4 4x4 posts. Also given the number of shingle packs the guy showed up with I thought there would be a few left over for future emergency repairs but he stated he used them all which I questioned. I left it alone because he did a great job on the installation but if I pay for it leave it! HD called me after the install and asked if I was satisfied which was great. I voiced my concerns about the cons but again I left it alone. It wasn't worth a fight. BTW I did recommend this unit to a coworker. He purchased 2 units for his apartment building and was also very satisfied. Overall, if you are short on garage space, get this unit. It's great!
October 14, 2006