Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 130
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lady Waterproofed Outdoor Storage Shed
I assembled this shed myself in around 8 hrs. This is a nice shed with quality bars and material. I didn't like the Ratchets when trying to unwind the straps to make adjustments. Larger Ratchets might have been easier for this task. When trying to maintain the 8 ft and cross way dimensions, any movement would throw the other dimensions out of whack so I hammered Allen Wrenched into the leg holes to keep it from moving. I feel T anchors / wrenches should have been provide for this task. The augers they supplied were useless for my ground. I bought 4 plastic 15" Tuff Spikes from home depot to secure the shed instead (see photo's).
It was a little time consuming rolling up the zipped front flap to enter the shed so I hooked the flap inside the shed using a bungee cord (see photo's). I have added my push mower and 2 snow blowers to the shed and will store a few outdoor tools in the shed as well. If you are looking for a quick & inexpensive way to protect your outdoor equipment and tools, ShelterLogic's Shed in a Box is the answer.
July 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PHnoD With help this will work for you.
The shed in a box is a handy solution to short term needs that require a temporary shelter. The powder coating is not going to be durable to any sort of hit or abrasion, as it is the most easy to chip coating out there. You will probably only get a solid four seasons out of this because of the polyethylene tarp, it will not last due to the weather (sun). The numbers that were stamped on poles were hard to read as well. I had some issues with the tarp due to bonding glue around the straps (they are not sewn), it seems loose fitting but good for the price. A plus side is that the framework can be used well after the tarp is gone, all it needs is a little reinforcing and you could replace the tarp with plywood, siding and shingles. Great for the price. 4 Stars
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Farmer shed in a box
Easy installation, best product for the money. This is my 3rd shed in a box. I also installed vents in both front and back. Very pleased . .
August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ven Awesome buy!
The product is awesome once it is all finished. The directions could have been better as they seem to leave out somethings. This is not a one person job you will need help! It has held up through tough winds and rain so we are very very happy with this product.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BadTarp I returned this product.
The instructions were confusing as you had to screw the frame together and then unscrew certain parts to install the tarp. The front side of the tarp was covering the zipper, so you would not be able to unzip the front easily. The tarp seams were not aligned and a hole had started to form. The tarp would not sit taut on the frame and sagged on top. It looked awful. When we called the manufacturer, they said the picture on the box of the product, which looks perfect, is not how it will look for everyone. They were no help at all.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GenericWalkIn A useful product
1st, pack the box so that the parts don't rattle around during shipping. The paint was all chipped up and a partial hole in the box could have allowed parts to fall out; luckily none were missing. A properly packed box would help prevent heavy parts from poking a hole in the box.
2nd, when attaching the ratchets for the straps of the end panels to the holes as indicated, it would apply to much pressure of the tarp onto the bolts, thus tearing a hole in the tarp. I had to attach the ratchets to the anchors to avoid the bolts.
3rd, when assembling the frame, I found that the bolt holes in the pipes had unwanted "flashing" on the inside of the holes that had to filed down to get the pipes to fit inside each other. It would have been nice to know to do this before attempting assembly, before finding out the hard way (and it
scratched up the pipes).
4th, a lot of the part #'s were unreadable and it took a lot of "detective" work to figure out which were the right parts.
5th, However, I did appreciate the low cost.
6th, It would be nice if the door had only one zipper, and slide each half of the door to the side instead of having to roll it up. Also, it would be nice if you could buy a door kit separately so you have a "drive-thru shed". I also hope replacement tarps are available.
7th, A tip for you DIYers: As everyone knows, it takes a lot longer to to build a shed without help. If you use one of these "tent sheds" as a temporary "weather-proofer" for your wood-built shed (use just the roof and part of the frame without the legs), It gives you extra time To build the trusses inside the incomplete walls instead of leaving everything out in the weather. Once the trusses are ready, you can take off the tent & frame and finish the roof. If it starts raining before you can finish the roof, you can just cover it up with tent again while waiting for drier weather. This can save your big project.
8th, I appreciated the built-in channels at the bottom of the end panels so I could insert a board or pipe to add weight and "straightness" to the panels. It really helps in rolling up the door.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jarett A lot of pieces
This is a good outside storage shed to store wood or even a lawn mower. Has a lot of pieces and is pretty overwhelming at first. Instructions could be a little less overwhelming. I would suggest using 2 people to put this together. I am still not done putting the whole shed together but it is made out of very tough material. I like the gauge of vinyl used. It is great that it has the front flap to cover up the front of the shed so you can be a little messy with the item inside. My 46 inch deck mower fits inside with no problem.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Move14 Good value, fairly simple installation
I received this product in December and then the weather in Florida did not really cooperate. But finally we had enough sunny days in a row to dry out the spot where I wanted to install this shed in the backyard under the trees. And it was a warm enough afternoon where I felt inclined to do it!
All the needed pieces were in the box, including ground anchors and bungee ties for the door flap. The box is not overly large and should fit in most vehicles with no trouble. We did not install this shed on any special base... our ground is covered with pine straw which works just fine, and the ground slopes just slightly but that didn't impact our installation.
Total installation time was under three hours for two people. The directions are fairly bad. The most challenging aspect is hefting the tarp fabric over the top as it is heavy. The poles fit together easily and the bolts all fit properly. There are not ground poles, just side and roof poles.
The one thing we did wrong was how we installed the front flap, somehow not getting it over the roof poles as required. However, some adjusting fixed it without having to take anything else apart.
I really liked how the end piece of material ratchets tight, so it's easy to install - material starts out loose on the frame and as you ratchet you can make minor adjustments to ensure it is centered and then tighten fully. Also, the sides comes down far enough to rest slightly on the ground, which helps direct rain flow off the sides and away from the ground underneath the shed.
The interior is white, so it helps brighten the inside even without a light. The front flap zips on both sides (the back does not, it must remain down). The front flap also has small bungees to hold in place once you unzip and roll up the flap. ShelterLogic sells a box of additional bungees for a reasonable price, and these can be used to easily hang items from the interior poles.
After a couple of weeks of particularly heavy winds, the shed is still standing in one piece. So, it seems durable, and the items inside are dry. We put our riding lawnmower, a ladder, and a handtruck and there's still so much space left!
I would definitely recommend the product - fairly easy installation, everything needed is included, durable frame and material, and a good price for the amount of space gained.
February 26, 2016