Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 294
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Antuno As described by HD and reviewers!
I had been procrastinating and finally purchased it! It was the last one in the west of PR...I made a 10'X12' cement floor base for it a week prior, 2' extra each side for placement flexibility. My wife, and 9 yr old took turns helping with the assembly. We completed it in 4 hrs with a lunch break and good moments. Follow the instructions and you'll be good to go. FYI soap/water mixture was used (freely) on the roof panels for easiest install. As for durability it's too soon to tell but I am in the tropics...I'll update if need be.
Good luck! Awesome assistance from Sol and her crew from the Hatillo, PR store!! Thank you, and also HD for the military discount - USAF RET/VET
February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paulie My Buy of the Year 2015
First off, many thanks to Catherine and Cindy, and others who helped me make this purchase a good memory at the Gladstone Store. Their assistance was much appreciated.
The installation was quick and simple. It took me alone about 9 hours. (Hint: I put it on a bed of 5/8in styrofoam bed, 8 x 10 to keep the floor from the elements.) Only struggle I had was against the wind.
Great Price. Should last for quite some time.
March 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TG21 Great product, colors vary from stock photos
Great product, easy to put together. took about 4 hours solo with a little help from another person to slide roof panels in. Stock photos make it seem much lighter in color, but shed is actually tan/brown. Price was great for $700, on sale when purchased. Needs a completely flat and level surface
August 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tryingtoreview Pretty Cheap!
Very misleading in its promotion. This shed does not offer a sturdy floor. Like others, a level base is the key just to get the thing put together - very unforgiving if it isn't. I've had this shed for 4 years and the skylight panel in the middle of the roof has failed and some of the panels are sliding down. I need to order this part and would hope the company will step-up and offer a replacement under warranty - we'll see!
March 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy69 Great Looking Shed!
I was in need of a shed and decided on the 8 x 10 US Leisure Stronghold. I did months of research because I needed something good on my budget. I have had wood sheds and loved them but they were not only out of my price range, but I did not have the time to build, put on a roof and paint. My wife convince me to go vinyl.
Once I made up my mind, I had to decide how to make it look. I am glad that many other reviewers put their pictures up for others to get some ideas. Honestly, the only work I did on this besides the shopping was helping a friend build the base. We built an 8' x 10' base out of 2 x 4 x 8's and 2 x 4 x 10's. Then I put a 1/2' plywood on top. Everything pressure treated.
We leveled the shed on 4" high cinder blocks which took some time because my dirt and ground in my backyard was not easy to level. I read numerous reviews about the importance of leveling, so I stated it many time to my helper Chris to make it level.
Once that was done, he got it up on his own in a couple of days, but actually about 8 hours of time by himself. A couple of tough spots like doing the roof on his own and and sliding some panels in, but no real issues. The only complaints I have are the windows, the doors and those 134 stupid little caps you have to insert in to the holes and twist with a flat head. I think the windows are silly and wish they had screens in them. The doors are not super secure even with a lock on them, but fortunately I don't have any real problems where I live.
I was concerned about putting up shelves on the walls. But then my helper Chris said there are built in standards that can hold up to 100lbs per wall. So you can actually put up wire shelves and put a total of 300lbs on the three walls. Nice feature that will make a difference for me. As of now and on my second day of actually using the shed, I believe I made a great choice. Please see my pics for how I designed around the shed.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJer Easy to build, looks great!
It took 2 grown men 1 hour to assemble the wood foundation and 3 hours to assemble the shed. 4 hours total build time. Instructions were very well written. There were a bag of lock washers that were included that weren't mentioned in the instructions. They fit on the large plastic screws that hold the walls to the floor and gables. I may install them at a later date.
Like many reviews have stated the door latches could be more robust and secure.
Overall I am very happy with the quality of the shed. The skylight and windows add enough light to find what you need.
January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JasonB Great shed for the price.
My wife and I got tired of stinking up our house by keeping our riding mower in the garage, so I started the task of looking for a shed. I looked at metal ones and wooden ones and was about ready to buy a wooden one when a friend suggested this one. I read the reviews here over and over for about a month and finally decided to go for it.
It went together quite easy except for the fact that two pieces of the roof truss had the holes on the sides drilled at different heights. That problem made it impossible to screw them into the brackets. Once we figured out what the problem was, it was a quick fix with my drill.
It took my father-in-law and I about 5 hours to put it together, but we stopped for drinks. The problem with with the trusses ate up about 40 minutes.
I was surprised at how sturdy it was once it was complete. I'm extremely happy with how it looks and the durability and it 's actually quite spacious. More importantly, my wife is happy with it.
Attached are a couple of photos. Please ignore the ugly deck in the background, that is next Spring's project.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morlie822 Extremely pleased!
Take your time and do this assembly correctly and it should go together nicely. It was a one man job until the roof sections needed to be slid into place (Be SURE to use the soapy water on the roof sections.)
Site preparation is key to any shed construction. You need a level surface or over time the shed will warp; doors and windows won't close and gaps will begin to develop. I used 9 cement cross pillars for the footings, crushed rock a minimum of 4" each to level the footings. 10' treated 2x4's for the front and back and 8' (trimmed to account for the 10 footers) 2x4's for the stud & brace sections at 16" intervals. 3 sheets of treated 5/8" plywood for the decking completed the base. Very solid and level across all directions.
BONUS+++ Original price was $849 but was on sale for $699 when I added to my cart.
April 28, 2015