Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terrence Beautiful cedar shed!
When I first unpacked the contents of the shed there were 100's of pieces and the task seemed very daunting. But, the instruction booklet is very well laid out and once I got started things went very smoothly. As long as you take your time and follow the steps it's not too difficult. The roof was the trickiest and there was a typo in one of the dimensions given for some trimming that threw me off, but besides that it was smooth sailing. Some of the wall sections are big so I recommend having someone to help you. I don't think I could have put it together by myself, or at least not without a lot of trouble.
In the end it came out beautifully and I've already received a few comments from my neighbours. One is even planning on ordering his own after seeing mine. I highly recommend it!
July 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Todd Great Product - Excellent Service
Thank you very much for your support and information regarding my shed. I actually built the entire shed as well as finish it , myself, in one weekend. I followed the directions to the letter which were well written and very thorough. I recommend using the chalk as suggested. This helped hold things together briefly as well as made the shed water tight.
I cant express enough what a great , all around, experience I had working on this project. I thought it would be much more difficult but was pleasantly surprised. All my future cedar purchases will definitely from OLT and Home Depot
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seashell Super garden shed!
We sprung for the cedar shed instead of the pre-fab plastic kind. So glad we did. This shed is both beautiful and functional. The double doors allow full access to the shed. We are storing all our garden supplies and hardware in it. We sprayed Thompson's Water Seal on the floor before using to prolong the life of the shed and will do something with the outside as well, once the shed has weathered a bit.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elais90 Great Product - Fabulous Customer Service from Manufacturer
We ordered this shed to provide a place to store outdoor toys (bikes etc) and some limited garden tools. We have difficult space for shed placement, but the lean-to style made it easy to place alongside our garage, and as our home is also cedar, staining it to match the house was also very simple.
Prior to arrival we received a phone call from the manufacturer to let us know the approximate timing of our shipment. We were given a customer support rep's direct line, as well as her email address so that we could reach her should we have any questions or problems. She also sent on a digital copy of the instruction manual so that we could review it prior to the shed's arrival.
On arrival day, it came exactly as promised; on a pallet with all pieces in easy to move partially assembled format. My husband did 90% of the install by himself, with limited assistance from me (when another hand was needed to hold a board or to ensure level). It is GREAT. Looks terrific (smells terrific because of the cedar). It is very sturdy and we are thrilled with it.
The one thing that is VERY important to note is that it is crucial to have a level, well drained surface prepared for it to sit on. We used crushed rock and heavy duty pavers to achieve this, and for us that process added an additional 5 hours to the overall project. Assembly of the actual shed... if you're very handy and if you have someone to assist you throughout the whole process - the estimated 5-6 hours is likely accurate. Took my husband ~10 to have the shed fully assembled - and he is handy, but was doing it by himself for the bulk of the project (this is excluding the time to level the foundation surface and to pre-paint the whole shed before assembly).
I would recommend this without hesitation, and would buy another Outdoor Living product without hesitation based upon how positive our experience has been.
September 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edwin Well made shed
Staff member called when I purchased the product to talk about where I was going to place the shed and wanted to know if I wanted to talk with anyone regarding the construction. I did not. The shed arrived on a pallet when it was promised. I had a copy of the instructions via e mail as well as a hard copy and packing list with the pallet. The construction went very smoothly. I used an air nailer and glue and it made the process fly. Solid product. Build in place as it is too heavy to move easily once it is complete. I would highly recommend this product.
March 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by iredshedbuilder OK shed, but with some problems
I was looking for a shed for a small wood shop and bought this online without seeing it in person. The ordering and delivery went smoothly. As I was unpacking the kit and pre-finishing the panels, I started to notice some defects in the materials and construction. There were at least three instances of dry rot on the studs and one structural member had quite a few insect holes. Some of the staples used to attach the siding did not actually connect to the frame. Also, some of the cedar siding was warped, and the Masonite panels behind the siding were not flat. I contacted the manufacturer with my concerns. They replied that the damage was allowed for the grading of lumber that they used, and the Masonite tended to warp. So, if you don't mind some built in rot and insect damage, go ahead and get one of these sheds. Otherwise, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
October 10, 2013