Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 136
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 Pickle Love it
Easy assemble very durable goood quality for the price you pay.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucky Shelter
This is a good value. It's sturdy and quality product. A lot easier to build with 2 people.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JABinFLA Good for the price.
This is a good shed for the price. Keeps my motorcycles out of the sun.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by akwilco Poor design and build quality
Bought this product because it was the only one available in the size I needed. This product exemplifies every stereotype of shoddy Chinese manufacturing that you can think of. Abysmal quality control in the design and manufacturing. Basic engineering design standards require shoulder joints in tubing to fully butt at the shoulder for strength. The bolt holes in the tubing are drilled so the shoulder joints do not butt at the shoulder, instead are 1/4 - 1/2 inch short, meaning that the joint is totally dependent on the strength of the material around the bolt hole instead of the strength of the tubing as a whole. As a result the whole structure lacks stiffness. Stamped part numbers were smeared on all 8 pieces of part # 800704 and several other pieces, so some parts identification was done by process of elimination. The powder coating is unevenly distributed and poorly applied, rubbing off while joining tubes together. Several pieces of tubing were out of round from lack of proper support while drilling holes at the factory.
The instructions are not well thought through. Part #801204 is not symmetrical, but there is no indication in the instructions about how they should be oriented on the frame. After assembling the frame, the instructions have disassemble significant portions of the frame to put the cover on. Wouldn't it be simpler to feed the tubing through the fabric sleeves before bolted the frame together? Why does the package come with 54 nuts and bolts, but only 8 washers, particularly since the entire structure is dependent upon those 54 nuts and bolts not loosening? Setup took one person about 3 hours. Sort out all the pieces before starting. I sorted the different sizes of bolts into labelled paper cups, which was useful. I added lock washers, put compression sleeves on several of the joints to strengthen the frame, and added horizontal cross bars to the end frames at ground level to stiffen the structure and prevent it from going out of square. Otherwise the structure would be completely reliant on the anchor system for geometric stability.
In the Q&A above the company notes "our products are not engineered buildings". True statement, it would not pass a structural engineering review. This product is cheap, both in price and quality, suitable for temporary use only.
October 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peabody Don't buy
Don't buy unless you are looking for something to last only a year or so
Mine is just over a year old and has torn in several seams and corners
Now held together with duct tape
September 15, 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