Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13
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 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
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 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