Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5 out of 5Â by twinkiejan The Best Shed EVER!
My husband and I researched before buying this shed but it was a great buy! The shed is sturdy and EASY to put together. We assembled it together in 4 hours and managed to stay friends! All parts are clearly marked and the instructions are easy to follow. There is a YouTube video on how to assemble which we watched before putting it together. Highly recommend this shed and we are happy with the 10 year warranty!
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by timtsb High quality, easy assembly
This shed is well made, looks great, and assembly is a breeze.
Assembly: Keter does an amazing job prepping the shed for assembly. The instructions are thorough, the parts are clearly labeled, and thereâs even an online video that shows two people assembling the shed from start to finish so you can see exactly what needs to be done should you get confused. The most difficult part for most people will be leveling the ground before assembly. It is a necessary step, so donât skip it! I once made the mistake of placing a plastic shed straight on top of grass and within a year the door was near impossible to open. Fortunately for this shed I already had a concrete pad where it was going so I didnât need to bother leveling ground. I assembled it with my father-in-law over the course of two days. We took our time carefully following the directions and it probably took us a total of about 5-6 hours.
Finished product: I love the shed! It looks sharp and is definitely high quality. The wood composite material is a lot nicer than just plain plastic. I love that it is drillable so shelves and tool racks can be easily installed anywhere you want. The shed also gets plenty of light inside with the translucent roof peak, door windows, and wall windows you can position on any of the three sides of the shed.
This shed is worth every penny! Highly recommended.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hpiguy Gorgeous High End Appearance. Outstanding Engineering. Easy Assembly. Flawless Directions.
Keter knocks it out of the park with their Fusion 757 DIY assembly shed.
Do you want extra storage, and want something that looks high end and custom built? Sick of the garage being taken over by lawn tools, power equipment and anything else that clutters up the space where the car should be going? Get yourself this new shed by Keter. You will never second guess your decision.
It's made of wood-plastic composite material. It feels and looks like wood panels, it even smells like wood, but since it's mixed with plastic, it will not rot and it will last for a very long time. It's extremely similar, if not the same as the wood composite decking that is very popular. Durable in the elements, yet it works like wood and accepts wood screws with ease. People will think you stick built this shed from 2x4s and siding.
From the minute the enormous pallet arrives at home to the last screw going in the door frame, you'll find the entire process a pleasure. Make room for that pallet by the way. It's about 7.5 feet long, four feet wide and 18 inches tall.
Everything is packed perfectly and boxed in perfect order for unpacking at home. Take all the parts out and organize them, and double check that you have everything. It took about 30 minutes to unpack and count everything up. Numerous parts, and not one was missing. All parts are clearly labeled either with stick on labels, or the part number is molded into the part. All hardware is included, and the hardware bags have the part names and pictures of the part in the bag.
The directions are second to none. First rate. They are absolutely fantastic. Each step tells you exactly what parts you need and how many screws you'll need. the screw bags are labeled, making it confusion free. The illustrations are large and have a lot of zoomed in pictures to make sure you orient everything the right way the first time. These are some of the best assembly directions I've ever seen. My crate had two manuals in it so I could leave one with the shed and one in the garage with the parts to double check as I grabbed parts.
Tools needed will be a power screwdriver with phillips bit, an adjustable wrench and a rubber mallet. You'll also want a regular size step ladder for the roof process.
ASSEMBLY is straight forward and goes smoothly. We ran into no delays or areas that needed any rework at all. You place the floor halves on your leveled solid area and start stacking the wood-plastic panels on top of each other and bolting them to the corners. The design of the shed and how the panels interlock and join with the metal corners means it squares itself up as you build. Everything lines up the first time. Holes are pre-drilled for most steps and extra screws are included if you butterfingers a few.
You can even decide which of the three solid walls you want your window on. A great option that allows the window to be placed in the best area for light or security purposes. It's a long thin window. Even if someone breaks it out, they cannot fit through it to steal anything.
The roof goes on in four large sections, it locks into itself and all screws go in from the inside, assuring a leak free and solid assembly. They have designed a great skylight that forms the roof. peak. Between the skylight, the one big window and the door windows the shed is plenty bright inside.
Both doors go together fast and just about square themselves into the frame. When completed you square them off with one screw. Fast and easy. They have a metal locking bracket that can be padlocked to keep curious people out and your tools right where you left them.
I did almost all of the assembly myself. I'd say 90%. I had a helper for the roof panels and squaring the doors. Total assembly time was 5 1/2 hours. If you have little experience with DIY projects, give it a full day. You can easily finish this in 8 hours. If need be, if you just can't find a helper, you could do this all alone, there are steps like the roof and squaring the doors that will be much more difficult alone, but still doable.
I cannot find enough compliments for this new shed by Keter. They thought of everything and didn't miss even one step. They even have trim for the corners that just taps on with a rubber mallet. At no point during assembly did I get frustrated or upset that directions were wrong or that parts didn't line up. It all just worked. It's one of those projects that just kind of falls together. Kudos to the company that makes this.
Once all together it's big enough to drive a lawn tractor right in, and still have room for a push mower or snowblower plus many other items and tools.
This is a superlative shed from box to finished product. It looks custom built on site and it's so incredibly sturdy. The exterior look is perfect. We built this right next to the neighbor's fence and they complimented how fast it was going together and how great it looked. In other words, they won't complain about the toy looking plastic box on the fence line.
We couldn't be happier with our new storage building. I plan on telling everyone to get this model of shed when they need one.
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doresoom Beautiful Shed
If you've been searching for a great looking, easy-to-assemble shed for storage in your backyard, your quest is over. The Keter Fusion 757 is the nicest looking quality shed I've seen on the market, and it offers plenty of storage space for all sorts of lawn equipment.
Assembling the shed was much easier than building the foundation, which took me a whole Saturday and cost approximately $175-200 for concrete blocks, paver base, treated 2x6 lumber, treated 3/4" plywood, and fasteners. I built it to have a 1" lip on all sides of the shed, coming out to 84.75"W x 87"D. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and the whole thing was square and level within 1/16". I was also working in hard clay with Bermuda grass roots and gravel mixed in, so others may be able to lay a level foundation down much faster if they're working in softer soil and are less painfully exacting than I was.
Once the foundation was ready, I ferried the various shed components into my backyard from my garage in five separate trips with my little 1/2 ton pickup. I probably could have done it in two or three trips, but I wanted to make sure I didn't bend any of the individual components while transporting them. There was definitely no way I was picking up the massive 550 lb, ~4'x8'x2' box and loading it in the truck in one shot.
Once I got everything unpacked and laid out, the assembly instructions were very clear and easy to follow. In total it took me 5 hours and 45 minutes to assemble the shed. I mostly worked alone, and only needed an extra pair of hands for maybe 15 minutes - hanging the doors, installing the skylight end caps, and leveling the doors. I probably could have managed to do it without any help at all except for the skylight end caps - they just wouldn't stay in place outside when I tried to screw them on from the inside.
The end result looks amazing, and I can't wait to start moving in my mower, wheelbarrow, lawn tools, etc. I'm looking forward to making some custom tool holder brackets that slide into the pre-existing grooves on the walls. The doors are surprisingly sturdy and are secured at the top and bottom by a steel locking mechanism controlled by the door handle (see picture). I only wish there was a doorstop or holdback option to keep the doors from blowing shut when I have them open. I could see that being a bigger problem if I had a riding mower that I needed to park in the shed.
I got to test out how weatherproof the shed was immediately too. The minute I slid the skylight panel on the roof top, an unexpected Alabama rainstorm started dumping buckets on us. My wife and I waited out the 5-minute deluge in the mostly assembled shed high and dry, and then went back to finishing up the rest of the assembly.
I did run into a few snags while assembling the shed, but they were easily remedied:
- The two floor sections didn't want to snap together along the center seam. Both edges were slightly convex, and when I got one side together, the other would pop out. I ended up screwing together one side, then popping the other side together and standing on it while I screwed it together. There was still a slight <1/8" gap between the two halves on each end when I finished. The center had no gap at all though.
- The wall panel sections were stacking up higher than the metal corner bracket screw holes were advancing. I ended up having to whack together each panel onto the tongue and groove section with a rubber mallet, even though they already seemed to be seated securely.
- I stripped out one pre-drilled screw hole even though my drill clutch was on its lowest setting. When the wood composite material fails, it just kind of crumbles rather than splintering like real wood. I managed to get another screw in the same bracket hole a little higher up, so no real problem there.
- I spent about 5-10 minutes grumbling about poor bracket design when I couldn't manage to get the clearance I needed on where the center roof support attaches to the wall. I was about to go drill out a bigger hole when I looked at the directions again and realized I had the part backwards. So my biggest frustration during the whole assembly process was completely my fault for not reading the directions carefully. Props to Keter for designing a nearly idiot-proof shed. (except when I supply a better idiot!)
May 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TNB7 Great product. More solid than other plastic type sheds.
Very easy to install. Be very careful when drilling the screws into the boards. I had a few screws make bigger holes and I had to improvise. My only complaint is the walls aren't thick enough to put in anchors when adding shelving. I put in my own shelving and actually drilled one whole all the way through to the outside. I then attempted to put in a wall anchor to help the walls hold weight but I couldn't find and anchor small enough to fit. I ended up using some metal drywall anchors and trimming off the tips so they would work. Other than that it is a strong shed and very easy to put together.
August 14, 2014