Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 74
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Good shed for the money
My wife researched this deeply before buying. It came out to be a good purchase for the price, and compares well to others in the category (plastic shed), of which I have owned several. I like the design of the roofline parallel to the entry, and the peaked roof on the entry. I'm 6 ft 3, and I can walk right in with no dicking even at the side walls.
Instructions were frustrating, because it takes you step by step through each painstaking screw, and then just skips some stuff. (for instance, it didn't tell you to put on the back roof panels- you just had to look at the picture and see it was done in the next step). Still trying to get it leveled up so the doors close, and I put it on a concrete pad. The walls are a bit thin. I had hoped to put my riding mower in there, but I fear that if I touch a wall, it might take it out. I'll do it anyway, but with great fear, and carefulness. I noted the skylights look like they will disappear in the first hailstorm that central Texas is famous for. Will have to make covers for them in that case.
Otherwise, it looks quite nice, and seems like it will last a long time. Especially like the steel roof gable supports to shore up the plastic. That will help for longevity, I think. Also, the plastic shelves are supported by steel- that will keep them from bowing in the heat like the plastic ones on my last shed. I wanted to leave the shelves out, but it looks like they add support to the structural integrity, so I installed them. I noted that their screws look like they might pull out on the ends if you put weight close to them. So, I will probably find some way of adding a steel plate to them to support on that point. Would have ben nice if they had included one with the kit.
Good for keeping things out of the wind and rain, but I don't know why anybody would put a lock on this shed. It just keeps honest people honest, I guess. A real thief would just cut down a wall with a box cutter or drywall saw. Don't plan to put anything valuable in it.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Donna Great shed but challenging to assemble
I assembled this by myself and I'm a woman. Can be done, took me 2 FULL days to do it. It recommends using two people but I didn't have that option. So did some steps out of order. Snapping the corner walls in was quite a challenge for me, had to view the video to do it, and even still had to hang all my weight on it to get it to snap in. BTW, don't use the address in the instructions for the video, leads nowhere, use the one from the Home Depot website. Put the shelving in last - figured it would be in my way as I hung the roof and I was right. They recommend two people to get the roof trusses up; I put the corner panels on first, only fastening the one side furthest away from the truss and that gave it stability enough to hold the truss in place while attaching it. Would recommend that for everyone instead of having someone balance a piece of steel above their head - not safe at all. For the pressure during the gable attachment I placed bricks on the outside to hold it in place - that worked well. Biggest problem was holding the doors in place while I hung the front gable; this really should have two people but it can be done alone with a lot of propping of the doors. And plan accordingly for weather; where I live we get a lot of afternoon heating which makes it windy every afternoon so I had to plan around that, making sure where what I was working on or where I stopped for the day wouldn't be affected by the wind. I read the product reviews and from the description it didn't sound too tough but it was a lot more complicated and physically demanding than I thought it would be. But overall a great shed with lots of room but give yourself plenty of time to assemble it.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Very Satisfied
Simple to build, with available assembly instruction video help. Tough shed, no damage even to the skylights of the shed during a recent hail storm with quarter size hail.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by veener Easy day project for two
Have had this shed for about 2 weeks. Over all it was a easy install. Two people are needed. It was my wife and I. She has not not done projects like this before. Her and I did this very well together. The time to pre-assemble the parts took me about 2-3 hours by myself. That was easy to do.
When we got working on the shed it took us about 4-5 hours. It was mostly one person would assemble while the other would hand parts. For the walls I just slid them into place and she set in the screws. The only hard part was the roof at times. At times to get the screw started someone would have to push down on the roof panel while the other started the screw. Wish the screws for parts of the roof where a little longer.
For the base I think how it is covered to build is the minimum. It states to install nails. Instead I installed screws. Added joist supports. Also added solid bracing going across the middle. All of that made a huge difference in how the base felt overall.
Love the shelving that comes with it. Those small corner ones come in very handy. I have a snow blower, push mower, wheel barrel, other gas powered tools. hand tools for the around the yard, and other outdoor items and I sill have a lot of room for items.
When getting delivered not hot on the pallet that was used. The skid is about 8 feet long. The pallet does not have access to put a pallet jack in from the side. It was hard to get it up my driveway with a pallet jack. Luckily the driver and I worked together to get it into the garage.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TollyTX LifeTime 10x8 shed
Purchased this product to get lawn equipment and bikes out of my tight 2 car garage. This shed is very spacious, and looks great in the back yard. It was easy to setup. The directions were self explanatory. I built this with my 15 year old daughter. She said the instruction were like a large Lego set. The most difficult part was prepping a flat platform for the shed before building. I chose a wooden platform. It took several hours to do the pre-assembly of some pieces (roof dome windows, doors, gables), but when it came to actually putting the shed together, it took us about 6 hours total.
We did have 1 problem after inventorying the contents of the box when we received it. Found one of the gable pieces was missing. LifeTime customer support was very accommodating, and overnighted a replacement part to me so I could meet my build timeline.
This shed is in Texas, Dallas area. I am really hoping the beating sun and heat does not get the better of this shed. Reading reviews of people in Texas, Florida, Arizona, all seemed to have success with the product standing up to the heat. I previously had a Rubbermaid product, that literally disintegrated within about 4 years.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DynoDLM Great looking Storage Unit/Shed
I had 2 handymen install my storage unit. They first had a 4 inch concrete slab poured. After the slab cured, it took them about 2 days total to construct. They were seriously impressed with how structurally sound the shed is. The only issue, as most others had, was the alignment of the doors. They secured the floor into the concrete slab, therefore, there was no way they were going to shim the corners of the shed like the instruction manual suggests at the end of the project. So, my doors are a bit out of alignment but it still latches shut tightly and I can still use a padlock if I choose. Also, they thought the instruction manual was very well written and easy to follow.
November 24, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jtab72 Fairly easy to put together
I've only had the shed for a couple of weeks so I can't say anything about durability yet. It was fairly easy to put together. One person can do most of it. I would strongly recommend two though. It looks nice, but seems very flimsy. I will end up putting some 2 x 4's up as a skeleton and maybe add a couple of shelves to solidify it. The roof is very light. Screws go right through it easily. The instructions aren't the best when it comes to completing the roof. Do not use a drill to complete the roof tops. Use a hand/ratchet screwdriver.
June 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leslie Looks nice...a bit challenging to assemble
It took my son and a friend a good part of a full day to put this together...and the doors were slightly off when they were done. Luckily, I was able to bend the door a bit to get it to close properly. The instructions are pictures only, making it that much more challenging.
The finished result is a very nice shed in our backyard...not an eyesore like some sheds. We also did a leak test before putting stuff in it and it looks like it will hold up pretty nicely.The skylights add extra lighting inside as well.
The one thing I wish I hadn't done is remove all the window stickers. Had I left the frosted side in place, no one could peer through them to see what's in the shed. We live in a area prone to theft (who knew?!?); therefore, advertising "come take me" is not desirable. I'll cover them with something to avoid this.
November 5, 2013