Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ruth a lot of skill needed to build
The only item assembled is the set of doors. The shed arrives as a pile of lumber. Many of the cedar boards have large knot holes in them letting sunlight, bugs and rain into the shed unless you caulk them. It took 2 experienced builders 40 man hours to build floor, frame, build and erect trusses, trim boards, apply siding and roofing. Figure that cost into the shed cost! We needed to add screening under the eaves to prevent wasp entry as walls do not go all the way to roof. Need to visit the company web site for stain options/instructions.
September 27, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MountainView Disappointed
This shed looks great but it has cost us way more than the original price because of having to replace so much unusable wood. It arrived on a truck with a lift that was too small and under powered to drop it to the ground, so my husband, son and I spent close to an hour unloading it piece by piece from the truck. That should have been our first clue that we should not have accepted the delivery, but we did. The majority of the 2x4's (truly no exaggeration) were twisted and splintered (it looked like they used all their left over wood for this kit). The floor boards needed to be straightened using large furniture clamps and the cedar siding had been milled so poorly that much of it needed to be recut and sanded before it could be used, not to mention all the knots in it. We ended up not using the roof that came with it because of the climate we live in (a lot of snow) and we felt that it would not stand up to the weather so we used 3/4" walkable plywood, tarpaper and regular asphalt shingles. We also used the same 3/4" plywood to cover the sides and tarpaper before we put the cedar on because of all the knots that were present in the wood. The shed looks great now but it took much more work and money than expected. I really would not recommend this product to anyone based on the quality of the wood products that it came with, but after replacing everything it now not only looks wonderful but will likely stand up to the heaviest snow that these mountains can throw at us.
November 16, 2013