Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12
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 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
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tortise Different!
Number 1, All the pictures show windows, This kit DOES NOT HAVE WINDOWS!!! This should be changed to reflect what you actually get!
2, It took weeks for the kit to show up. Then it sat in town for over a week waiting to be delivered. Home Depot and Estes trucking were great, but the local company (alstar moving) was a nightmare.
3, The unit showed up with parts missing and 6 of the floor kit boards warped beyond use. There were NO instructions with the kit.
4, The On-Line instructions and part list are WRONG. The company was helpful and E-mailed me the correct ones within minutes of my phone call, and I would suggest that for any purchaser.
5, The rest of the wood and parts are better than most lumber you can get now days. Cuts and condition were very good.
Although not built yet, construction looks straightforward.
October 8, 2006
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Megan shed review
pros: most pieces already cut and ready to assemble - came with a ton of nails
cons: the instructions I downloaded off the internet and the ones that came with the shed were different - poor quality of wood used (had to buy & cut some) - 2 2x4's missing from kit - instructions are mainly one word per page illustrations which is confusing - you definately need moderate to advanced building skills for the kit to come together
I would recommend it to a friend but with a warning.
August 29, 2006
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ZZandy Ask for details!
We ordered this shed at our local home depot. No one bothered to disclose that the shed does not come as pictured. the shed does not include windows or the gable over the door which will add an additional $300 to the total price of the shed. It also didn't come in the size we ordered 10x14. Instead, the company will send you a kit for a 10x10 and an extension kit for a 10x4. It is more trouble than its worth. We are returning the 10x14 shed opted for a 10x10 with windows and a gable to stay within budget.
June 11, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KClay Great shed with few flaws (Used for Eagle Project)
The Somerset 10ft. by 14ft. shed was a great pick for my Boy Scout Eagle Project where I built the shed for a non-prophet organization in Ocean City, MD called Diakonia.
The shed itself was shipped in two pieces, the actual shed and the 4ft. extension. Some parts were weathered and warped but I am not sure if it was because of it being in the rain for a half of a day or not. All parts of the shed were in the package, which was a part I was weary about because other reviews said the shed lacked pieces.
Note that the color of the shed is not the same as the one in the picture and does not come with windows or the peak over the door as shown in the picture!!!
Overall the Somerset shed was a perfect size and had tons of room inside and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a larger style shed with tons of room.
-Kevin (Future Eagle Scout)
December 3, 2009