Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by weekendbuilder80 Nice shed, when we actually recieved it...
Overall, we are happy with the purchase. Getting it delivered was a different story. We were notified with common carrier that the shed kit would arrive within a 4 hour window on a certain day. I called early that day and found out that kit could not be delivered by them due to weight restrictions of their lift gate and the need for 2 drivers to handle it. the common carrier was to resolve the issue. a week passed and i finally went to my local HD store where I asked why the shed was in a location only 50 minutes away for over a week and sent to a place that couldn't deliver it? When another trucking company got involved they arrived as expected, on time. However, they had no way of getting it off the truck, so they proceeded to open the box and unload by hand, piece by piece.
Everything was there needed to build the shed. I have to say though that the labeling of the pieces is lackluster, forcing one to decipher sizes and make assumptions. They state something about nominal dimensions verse actual but some aren't even close.
The quality is what you would expect, plenty of fasteners to build it. Make sure your ground is level or make provisions to support the floor structure (came with kit) as 2x4 floor joists are undersized for this application. Its up to you whether you build the floor yourself with your materials or pay for theirs. If I were to do it again, I would design and build the floor myself.
June 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Figster Horrible instructions; did not know upfront that the 10 x 14 shed waas actually a 10 x 10 with an added section. This meant piecing smaller wood
I was very disappointed from the beginning. the people at Home Depot were all very nice and helpful. The directions were not clear. I was never told that buying a 10 x 14 size shed meant that I really was purchasing a 10 x 10 shed with an addition of a 4 x 10 section pieced together with smaller lengths of wood. This definitely affected the integrity and strength of the shed. I had to modify it and purchase more wood of the proper lengths to insure a well built shed. I will never order something like this from you on line unless this system is changed.
September 6, 2011
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 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 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 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 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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Functional, Good Value
some of the wood was substandard.
Needed to make adjustments on the fly.
I think when they list the tools needed they should come out and build it for you with the five tools they say you need.
May 6, 2014