Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 66
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bilbo Medicocre quality shed not worth the price
Quality acceptable with exceptions including:
Screw holes in roof panel poorly aligned with holes in support.
Square metal tube would not insert all the way into door edge.
No ramp provided for access to door from ground level.
Unattractive color combination.
May 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wilderose Awesome Shed for the Price, but a JOB to Put Together!
Let me start by saying I love, love, love this shed....now that it is assembled and my lawn mower, yard tools and garden chemicals are nestled safely inside it.
The shed was delivered by a freight carrier, and an appointment was required to deliver it. No worries there, but wish I'd known AND that they would leave the wooden pallet it came on to boot. Not sure what I'm going to do with a wooden pallet, but FYI for anyone who is thinking of purchasing.
Before assembly do yourself a huge favor and watch a YouTube video or two on how to assemble the shed. I did and it helped tremendously! Understand that the video will not replace the instructions, but it will help guide you through the assembly "big picture". Also, be sure you have a 7x7 wooden or concrete pad ready prior to attempting to assemble the shed. This is a must...otherwise the shed will never go together. It is engineered down to the most minute measurement. If the floor is not completely flat & level, the roof will not fit together.
The directions were relatively easy to follow, and I loved how the bolts, screws, etc were all prepackaged. AWESOME...!! I did not have to do ANY screw sorting. Be sure you have a electric drill...you will need it. Hand screwing all the screws will destroy your wrists. The instructions will call out when hand tightening is necessary.
I only ran into two issues, and this feedback is for customers as well as Lifetime. Why, oh why do you (Lifetime) not provide metal-strength screws for ALL of the places where a screw will have to go into the secure metal door post? I broke two drill bits and stripped several screws trying to attach the upper and lower left door latches with the regular screws provided. Three metal screws were provided for the security needs/purposes but only regular screws for the door latches. Epic fail. I almost had to reorder a new left door, but figured out how to break the drill bit that broke off inside the metal post and then finally got the upper door latch into the door. The other issue is the mold for the transom piece over the door has a minor defect. Several blobs plastic stuck out just far enough, and would not allow the left door pole hinge to slide into place. We finally had to drill out the slubs which was no small trick given that the doors were already place with just the cotter pins and resting precariously against the walls that were only held in place at the floor level and just screwed together to each other. That being said, the rest of the assembly went quite smoothly. We only tried to skip ahead once on the roof... note DO NOT TRY TO SKIP AHEAD!!! Assemble everything as laid out...you will save yourself a whole lot of frustration. Also, two people are most definitely required to assemble the shed. It took my husband and I two full afternoons to put it together...about 10 hours total (over 90 minutes was spent dealing with the issues above....grrrr)
I did order the following accessories to go with the shed - the 30" 3 shelf kit and the Peg Strip kit. I highly recommend both as the Shed kit only comes with two corner shelves and one long shelf. Do not order more than that as with the two windows, there really isn't much more wall room for more shelves - maybe corners, but that's it.
Overall I'm very happy with the shed, and very happy it's assembled... it looks wonderful in my back yard and hope that it lasts a looooooooong time.
April 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Retiree Storage Shed
Very complicated to assemble. Had to hire a team of two assemblers to put together. Too early to tell if product will provide my storage needs with durability.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard Love My Shed
Had a time setting up the shed. If the base is not correct it is hard to put together. Great size for all the yard supplies and it keeps everything out of the weather. Looks great and has worked great as well.
April 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stuff222 Good storage unit
Friends assembled this for me....said it was fairly easy to put together. This goes in my underground storage space, and because of storage break ins, will need plywood reinforcement inside the walls.
Otherwise looks like a good product.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Po Awesome
Just big enough for the important stuff like a grill, lawn mower, and a wheel barrel. Took about a day to build by myself, however 2 or more people would be optimal. Only problem with the shed is that it MUST be built on even ground. Other than that it's a great shed.
November 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zenocryst Great sheds mom has one over 20 yrs old!!!
I bought this one because my mom has one that's over 20 years old. Make sure you follow directions with installation or it will be off but it works great!!!
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard Great Product, Challenging Assembly
Assembled it myself with the help of some leverage and weights. Took me 3 days, but that also included laying and leveling a group of rectangular, concrete stepping stones as a foundation. All parts were accurately bagged and labeled and generally went together as described in the manual, but there were a few screw hole alignment issues (mostly between the roof pieces and the gables) that I had to use some weights and leverage to get lined up, but nothing I couldn't accomplish myself. Once completed, I filled it with free standing shelving units and tool hanging pegboards and was able to store all that I hoped and more inside.
October 21, 2014