Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TextileWitch Instructions suck
This shed has the worst written instructions I've even seen. We ended up redoing sections as there is no continuity so you don't know what to expect from the next section. The tolerances in milling were not great, there are gaps in the doors and the door pins are too tight. I'm hoping the roof is rainproof, but the design does not provide hope, there is no overlap on the roof pieces. Also there was a hinge missing in my kit, and I will say the the company was quick to ship the new piece out. All in all, I would say that as far as sheds go it's barely a Fair rating.
The instructions indicated that 3 capable adults should be able to assemble this shed in 6 hours. It took us 3 days and one of our adults is a contractor.
Don't buy this shed.
October 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fish1610 good shed
first problem I encountered was section 6.7 screws too small. Had to buy 5/16x.5 wood and metal screws. Next problem I had is there was not enough screws for windows. Had to buy 40-10x.5 long.
Doors rubbed at top and bottom. May be installation issue.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DillsburgMark Great Shed, Lots of Work
I bought this shed to house my lawn tractor and various lawn tools. The size is perfect and the triple door arrangement allows me to ride my tractor into the shed with room to spare.
The shed arrived in 9 rather heavy cardboard boxes strapped to a pallet. Assembly is a monumental project, requiring three partial days of me and my two sons. The plastic parts are poorly labeled and the hardware are contained in dozens of little bags distributed randomly throughout the boxes. I highly recommend you unpack all boxes and place the various parts in piles that look similar. You'll figure them out as you proceed.
I mounted my shed on a pressure treated 2 X 4 frame with a 3/4" plywood sub-floor. Be careful when reading the manual regarding plywood sizes because it details two sizes and only one is correct !!
The manual must be studied at great length before beginning. Pay particular attention to every drawing, because when the written instructions don't make much sense, the tiny drawings will probably resolve your questions. Some things were learned by accident, like the three different doors are not obvious, and you can't place the side windows anywhere you'd like. Pay VERY close attention to the drawings or you'll be taking things apart and reassembling them again.
After three days in the sweltering heat of Central PA, we finally got the entire shed assembled. On day #4 we received 2 3/4" of rain and horrible winds, in slightly more than an hour and much to my surprise, the inside of the shed was perfectly dry.
Although the instruction manual is of poor quality, the shed itself is a winner. I'm certain my yard implements will be out of the weather for many years to come.
Good Luck to all who purchase this product, and have patience with the manual. When in doubt, take the manual indoors and study it for awhile until your convinced you understand the next step.
June 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDBound Nice for whai I use it for
I have an over abundance of four wheelers, lawnmowers, etc. This building holds them all beautifully with enough room for me to move around in.
May 19, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pezastic Not a Wise Purchas
I'm an experienced carpenter and it took me several days of after-work hours to get this thing put together. Along the way, I encountered numerous problems, not the least of which were some dents in the panels, discovered upon opening the boxes.
All 5 boxes need to be opened from the beginning, as parts for the same steps are split up haphazardly among them. There are no part number stickers or stamps on the each part to help in assembly. A few of the parts have big packing stickers, but they don't correspond to anything in the printed instructions (which are in box #4). Also, they got bunches of little plastic baggies holding a hodgepodge of various screws, nuts, and bolts. It's crazy!
I put all the screws, nuts, and bolts in separate cups, labeling them according to the packing list. That, alone, took me over an hour, because I had to eyeball the tiny parts (hundreds of them) and there are only slight variations among most of them.
The instructions are poorly written, too. There are very few explanations. Most of the instructions are just pictures. I guess this is so they can send them to different countries with the same instructions. However, the pictures are horribly drawn. Many of them don't look at all like the parts they are supposed to depict. I'm telling ya, there is a lot of guesswork to putting this thing together.
I recommend clear silicone between all connecting panels, as they are only plastic and air can undoubtedly get between them. Also, there are gaps around the bottom, corners, and top that are big enough for spiders, no matter how tight you try to make them.
Use an electric drill/screwdriver with a clutch, to avoid stripping the screws in the flimsy plastic. Also, make sure you apply plenty of pressure from the other side of whatever you're screwing into.
Save yourself the hassle and buy a wood shed instead.
September 21, 2013