Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 396
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dimon Price & Quality doubtful to be beaten
Came in three separate boxes, nicely packaged. Unfortunately, assembly manual was without a plastic sleeve, so, because of the rain that day, it was a challenge to flip those pages :)
Color: somewhere in the middle between light beige and gray, so it matches well with my grey siding house.
Assembly is not complicated at all, just follow all the steps in the manual, do not second guess and you'll be better off. No special tools required. All process took about 5-6 hour doing it all by myself.
The only challenge was to slide the roof sections and lock them in place, Pretty tight fit and not much room to play.
Love the final look, size and functionality.
June 2, 2015
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 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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tech Not a bad shed
This is my review of this shed I purchased on May 31st and had it completed on June 5th working only about 4 hours a day with one rain day of which I assembled the roof structure and gable ends.
I am 62 years old, disabled and suffer from extreme leg/foot pain. I take 4 vicodin a day to keep the pain at bay. I put this shed together by myself.
I got rid of the 15 year old metal shed by placing it for free on Craigslist. It was gone in 6 hours.
Next was to re-level and re-square the old base. That was day one. No problems with the floor or the walls. Just don’t pick a windy day to erect the walls.
Problem number one is the corner locks. They are brittle and break easily. I broke 2 of them which I replace all 4 bottom one with metal brackets to accommodate wood shelving anyway.
The next problem was with the skylight. It should have been made as a two piece the over lapped each other and the roof. Panels. In the instructions (Step 7) the truss connector has to be on the bottom of the roof truss channels, NOT on top as shown. You will need 8 1/4X20X3/4 long bolts to do this. The problem being on to is that the snaps (Step 7 d) won’t fit in the channel with the connector on top. The snaps have to be notched out to be able to snap in. I broke one of mine trying to do so. The other problem with the skylight is the top seam (Like other writers) I found that it will break down the center at the fold. I used frost guard tape to eliminate that problem
I used white lithium grease sprayed on the roof panels for lubricant. With a rubber mallet and channel locks, I was able to get the roof panels snapped into the skylight. I then used 1.5 inch roofing screws with rubber gaskets to seal the skylight firmly to the roof panels. The roof truss are also a gutter system. I caulked them with silicone to eliminate any water from entering the truss area.
I screwed the walls to the wood shelving to stiffen them up and added some support to the truss’s for the snow load.
I paid $699.00 plus tax for this shed and in my opinion, it should have been $499.00. Not a bad shed but be prepared for some difficulties during assembly. If you want a cheap shed this is it.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Nice Shed
First thing..if you don't plan on using a ramp to store a lawn tractor etc. there is no need to make the base bigger than 8X10 as in the directions. This is the only reason for the extra inches. Found that out when finished and wondered why the base was bigger than the shed. Also make sure it is level. Be very careful to check no only the count of the parts, but examine them. Didn't find out until middle of installation that a wall panel had a gouge in it and one floor panel had a small hole. Also about 5 of the big plastic screws were defective so real bolts were used in a few spots. Installation was pretty easy with two people, but time consuming if you don't understand something in the directions. Read a lot of complaints about the sky light installation, but had no problem at all with that. They recommend spraying the roof panels with soapy water which did help with sliding them in. You really only need to spray the top of them, not down the sides. Aside from bolting the shed to the floor which is only 4 bolts ( not included in parts) we used tie rods attached to the base before the shed went up for extra security from wind. It poured for three days as soon as the installation was done. No leaks! The color also is a tan color, not the white look as in the picture. Which I like better.
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by George58 Not Bad for the Price
First let me begin by saying that I am quite a handy person so when it comes to constructing things I have the experience to fairly state when things are easy or difficult to build. This was leaning towards the difficult, especially when it came to the roof. Many of the parts were hard to "snap" into place even using a soapy water mix. It actually took the two of us about a total of 7 hours, and that was not counting the time it took me to build a wooden platform. Which in the instruction guide packaged with the unit, there is no mention of building a wood or concrete base. However if you download the pdf instructions from the web site, it will give you the exact materials list and size to build one. Also I highly recommend that if you do not have a rubber mallet, get one! They are not expensive but it really came in handy when trying to make some of the pieces fit into each other, especially the roof pieces.
For the most part the directions were pretty good but some parts were a little hard to follow and required reading over carefully. Be very careful when it comes to attaching the skylight to the metal roof truss because there are flange hooks,(plastic), which have to squeeze and snap to the metal and if you are not careful they can break, which happened to me on one.
I like the metal shelf supports around the the three walls however they cannot support too much weight. The maximum it says is 100 lbs. Also note that the shutters are really more for show because you can't pull on the handles to close them, they pop right out. The other thing I did not like was the the way they have the door latch assembly. The two pieces are metal with two holes for small sheet metal screws, however they do not really tighten so both latches are a little loose. I am trying to figure out a way to modify that somehow. Also since this is all molded plastic, some times there were holes not completely punched out that I would have to cut out a little with a utility knife. Not really that big a deal but something to be aware of.
Overall I would say it seems to be well made, although I just built it so time will tell as to how it holds up to the elements. It is quite spacious for what it is. If you are handy, or at least know someone who is, it's not a bad unit for the price.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John It was time for the new shed
I was looking for a shed and of course, best deal, and good quality, I looked at many different products which were much smaller and this one came up on sale It took me about 5 hours to completely have the shed up. Most of the time was just myself, it was that easy, the only time I needed the help was when it was time for the roof.
I laid out all the pieces prior to starting, in reference to the steps, (I forgot one step with the sky light and the plug) and I counted all the pieces to make sure I had everything before I started. The steps were very easy to follow, I took the instructions from the website, I couldn't find the instructions in the box (it was in the last box under the last piece). They all made sense and were easy to follow.
For a day project, It went quick and easy, but only time will tell on the quality of the product.
June 14, 2015