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Customer Reviews for Suncast Stow-Away 3 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 11 in. Resin Horizontal Storage Shed

Internet #204508963

Model #BMS4700

Store SKU #1000054844

  • Gas shock holds lid up for easy access to 70 cu. ft. of storage
  • Designed to store two oversized trash cans, bikes or garden tools
  • Looks great on side of house, fits below 4' fence line for HOA's

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The instructions are mostly bad pictures (this is not for...
The instructions are mostly bad pictures (this is not for the faint of heart) but if you study them for a while you see how each piece is supposed to fit. it took me about 35 minutes to assemble most of the pieces by myself. But I needed my wife's help for about 10 minutes to get the top on and aligned correctly. I am in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I have this sitting directly on the ground and not a foundation. It is large enough for my trash can, over-sized recycle bin and 9-12x12 pavers to give it weight when the cans are at the curb (we have some heavy winds at times). Bad Instructions aside the finished shed is perfect for my needs. I would recommend it to my neighbors (but I would warn them about the instructions).
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Not sturdy and not worth the investment
All three hinges broke off because the cover unlatched due to wind. Yes, unlatched due to wind. Not only did the screws rip off the "plastic" cover but the metal hinges snapped as well. This is not a cheap shed but the quality is not great. Also, beware of the warranty as it requires the shed to not be just on a flat surface, in my case parking lot surface, but it must be "concrete" or a "wood platform". www.suncast.com/foundation. Advice latch up your shed or risk damage.
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    Never move this thing
    It's probably great if you never have to move it. The screws go into plastic, so if you need to take them out and re-enter them, forget about them holding. The metal is also not very strong. After moving mine, the lid would no longer close because the metal bent, and several of the screws that hold the lid hinges actually broke out the plastic so the attachment points were completely gone. It was good until we had to move it.
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    Response from SuncastSupportJan 24, 2022
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      Suncast BMS4700
      This storage shed has plenty of room for storage. There seems to be many variations to the specifications of this shed, but I'm happy to have the model with the gas shocks for the lid. It looks great on my porch where I could store some tools and equipment. It should last a long time since it is level and out of the harsh weather. It seems reasonably sturdy, but I would have liked the sides to have more reinforcement to stop the wobble when the doors are open. I will be adding a shelf to see if that helps stabilize it more. It opens and closes nicely and has a hole for inserting a lock. I like that this shed has a 10-year limited warranty. I would have appreciated having free delivery, but it was not available when I ordered it. I picked up this item at the store and they had to remove the parts from the box so it would fit into the back of my Forester. Assembly was slow because I had no help, but once I drilled holes in the front metal support bracket and enlarged the oval ones so the screws would fit, the rest was easy. I did get the lid up onto the back by using chairs to lift it up onto the back rim (senior citizen arms!) and was able to get the hinges screwed on.
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      generator
      Perfect for my needs, used this to conceal my gererator little bigger than i would like but the next size down is to tight.
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      Response from SuncastSupportAug 26, 2021
      Thank you for your recent review of your Suncast Storage Shed. Here at Suncast, we value your feedback and appreciate your honesty. We are happy to hear you are pleased with your Suncast product. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Suncast
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        Easy to assemble with simple instructions, weatherproof, and durable. These...
        Easy to assemble with simple instructions, weatherproof, and durable. These have so much space. We use one to store bicycles and another to store outdoor items like tables and chairs.
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        Thieves melted through the plastic hinge and stole our tools. Plastic sheds are a good deterrant ...
        Thieves melted through the plastic hinge and stole our tools. Plastic sheds are a good deterrant but not totally secure.
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        Response from SuncastSupportJan 7, 2021
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          3 found this review helpful
          Many projects for this shed
          I used mine for a Generator back-up shed for my home, really made this shed to hold up against the heat from the generator, and it preforms great. When Temperature goes above 90 degrees, fan comes on and pulls cool air thru window to keep the shed and generator cool. Works Great.
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          Response from SuncastSupportAug 28, 2020
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            15 found this review helpful
            The hinges on the doors are very poorly constructed. They broke off during assembly. I returned t...
            The hinges on the doors are very poorly constructed. They broke off during assembly. I returned the product but not before sending them an email to which they replied but only weeks later. Poor product and poor customer service.
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            Response from SuncastSupportAug 17, 2020
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            6 found this review helpful
            Hinges Rusting Out
            Purchased 2 of these sheds almost 2 years ago. For the price, these have been a good solution for storage of our lawn equipment, lawn chairs, generator, etc. The plastic is holding up well so far here in the Houston, Texas (we are located more than 60 miles from the coast though) heat and humidity. What is NOT holding up well are the metal parts and pieces of the unit. The door hinges have completely rusted out and are falling apart. The metal brackets for supports are beginning to rust where the screws attach them to the panels. The lid hinges are beginning to show signs of rust as well. It appears that the paint application to all of the metal parts is lacking in adhesion, especially where any fasteners attach to the panels. I have sent a message directly to Suncast with a request for replacement parts under warranty. Let's see how well they stand behind their product.
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            Response from SuncastSupportJul 24, 2020
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              20 found this review helpful
              Very easy to assemble by myself. Every part was labeled. Every piece needed was supplied and fit....
              Very easy to assemble by myself. Every part was labeled. Every piece needed was supplied and fit. It's been two weeks assembled and it's working well. It fits in my location perfectly. My tools all fit inside. I like the height, storage capacity and that it's all season wear.
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              I love my Shed - or should I say my Instant Landry Room!!! I live in a tiny house with no room t...
              I love my Shed - or should I say my Instant Landry Room!!! I live in a tiny house with no room to put a washer/dryer, but with the Suncast Shed I am all set and no longer have to make trips to the laundromat. YEAH!!! We have had three major rain storms since I installed the shed and I am happy to report there have been NO LEAKS. It was easy to build and very sturdy.
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              Response from SuncastSupportJun 23, 2020
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              9 found this review helpful
              We all ready had two. We bought a third one as we love how large they are. They are not hard to a...
              We all ready had two. We bought a third one as we love how large they are. They are not hard to assemble, just time consuming. We love them. They withstood a tornado well.
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                3 found this review helpful
                Glad we went with the bigger stow away!! Fits everything...
                Glad we went with the bigger stow away!! Fits everything we needed and has extra space if we need it. A bonus, this stow away is made in the USA!
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                Response from SuncastSupportAug 25, 2020
                Thank you for your recent review of your Suncast Storage Shed. Here at Suncast, we value your feedback and appreciate your honesty. We are happy to hear you are pleased with your Suncast product. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Suncast
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                The size was perfect, it fits five garbage cans easily. Assembly is another story. It isn't diffi...
                The size was perfect, it fits five garbage cans easily. Assembly is another story. It isn't difficult, but I was given two bags of nuts, and was not given another bag of hardware needed to finish the assembly. I was able to order the correct hardware from the manufacturer, and in about a week I received it. BUT- The very worst part of this unit are the top's hinges. They squeeze and deform the thin plastic this thing is made from as you lift the lid. I can see already that they do not sit properly, and I'm sure the back panel they're attached to will soon fail completely. The entire unit is made from very thin plastic. Every single screw used to assemble it simply goes into pathetic, thin plastic with no way to tighten the screws, they just sit and spin... I suppose as screws fall out or tear the plastic, they will need to be replaced by long bolts that will go entirely through the unit's walls, and washers and nuts to keep everything secure. It should have been done that way by design. Had they molded the plastic pieces with heavy, dense material in the areas where the screws attach, it may have worked better. So I can't recommend this to everyone, unless you keep in mind what I've said, and can handle future failure by effecting repairs. If you assemble this on a warm day in the sunlight, you will see how everything is flimsy and the screws don't fasten it together...
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                Response from SuncastSupportJun 3, 2020
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                7 found this review helpful
                We purchased this Suncast storage shed to house and protect our robot pool cleaner and other equi...
                We purchased this Suncast storage shed to house and protect our robot pool cleaner and other equipment from the AZ sun. Unless you are purchasing this storage shed to put inside or can place it in a location protected from wind, don’t bother purchasing. The unit was blown apart during our first relatively minor windstorm since it was assembled, on Tues 5/26. On Sat 5/30, we had a windstorm that produced local gusts Up to 50mph, near the base of the Superstition Mountains and discovered the condition of the shed. We are not amateurs to assembly and placed the unit on a new concrete pad because we wanted to ensure the integrity of the structure. This is a huge disappointment and I will look into returning this model.
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                Response from SuncastSupportJun 3, 2020
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Very happy with the storage sheds. Easy to open and close the lid. Very durable. I ordered two...
                  Very happy with the storage sheds. Easy to open and close the lid. Very durable. I ordered two and my nephew was able to assemble them for me with no trouble. It came with extra screws and bolts, so I'm hoping those are just 'extra'.
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  Product is very well constructed,was not to difficult to assemble.I would recommend using a elect...
                  Product is very well constructed,was not to difficult to assemble.I would recommend using a electric or battery powered drill there are quite a few screws for assembly.I would purchase this item again for my home(This one is for my buisness.)
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                  High quality, highly recommend!
                  Very high quality material. Very easy to assembly. The finished product is sturdy and door seal is tight to prevent any insects going in.
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                  Response from SuncastSupportMay 4, 2020
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                  Nice sized shed
                  I bought this shed to replace a 10 year old Suncast shed that was crushed by a tree. The assembly is straight forward, though the hinge instructions were was a little confusing. Be careful not to strip any screws as you are screwing into plastic. Since I install the shed we have received some heavy rain with high winds and the interior of the shed is bone dry. So it blocks rain well. I like that lid closes with a hasp, so you don't need to install a lock. The lid on our old shed would blow open in high winds. The interior dimensions of the shed are: 65.5"W x 38.5"D x 46.5" to 49"H. The height varies as the front of the shed is slightly shorter than the rear. If you need to pick up the shed, the box dimensions are 46.5"W x 72"D x 13.5"H.
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                    I bought this shed thinking for 350.00 it would be high quality. It looks great, very weather re...
                    I bought this shed thinking for 350.00 it would be high quality. It looks great, very weather resistant. However, it was very difficult to put together and the instructions were terrible. The worst thing about it is the doors. The come with screws, but don't actually hook to something. The doors keep coming off all the time and I have to bang on them to put them back in place. Very weird. The doors hold on with just a metal clamp that "snaps" into place. I have put the doors back on three times.
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                    Response from SuncastSupportNov 27, 2019
                    We are sorry to hear you experienced difficulties with your Suncast BMS4700. Please contact our contact center agents at 1-800-846-2345, Monday thru Friday from 6am thru 6pm CST. We look forward to resolving your concern. Suncast
                      3 found this review helpful
                      The instructions were clear and the shed was easy to assemble even by 1 person.
                      The instructions were clear and the shed was easy to assemble even by 1 person.
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                      We are using this product to store sand for sanding our driveway in the winter. It was extremely...
                      We are using this product to store sand for sanding our driveway in the winter. It was extremely easy to assemble and so far has held up well to the 1200 pounds of sand that we have stored in it!
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                      1 found this review helpful
                      I bought this shed to store my lawn mower. Perfect size for that purpose, made of quality materia...
                      I bought this shed to store my lawn mower. Perfect size for that purpose, made of quality material and looks really good. Assembly looks daunting at first because of so many parts and pieces. Just follow the illustrated instruction step by step and its actually easy. It took me less than an hour to assemble everything. I bought this item online then I picked it up myself at the nearest Home Depot using their rental truck. I did it this way becauseI wasn't available on delivery day choices and I want it right away. Its actually cheaper doing it that way than the delivery charge. Hauling the big box by myself from my driveway to the backyard is probably the hardest part. But I solved it by opening the box from the truck and just bring the parts piece by piece to the assembly location. All parts are labelled so you won't get confused which is which when you refer it to the pictured instruction. Overall, i"m greatly satisfied with this purchase. Sturdy construction, the right size, and its perfect for my intended storage use. I still have some space left for my pressure washer after placing my lawnmower. Highly recommended!
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                      3 found this review helpful
                      I bought this and installed in my backyard to store my two barbecues from the elements. Perfect ...
                      I bought this and installed in my backyard to store my two barbecues from the elements. Perfect fit, went together well, instructions were OK but after reading them over a couple of times was able to figure it out. I have been looking for something like this and want to say thanks to Suncast for a well made shed.
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                        Goes together fairly easily, and not bad for the money. Not the most secure shed so I would not r...
                        Goes together fairly easily, and not bad for the money. Not the most secure shed so I would not recommend using it to store anything of real value. This shed works great as long as you have a level foundation to put it on. I would buy it again.
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                        Easy to put together. Product is sturdy & looks great.
                        Easy to put together. Product is sturdy & looks great.
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                        Fell apart and we tried to fix it. The lid blows across our lawn. Our Rubbermade storage is just...
                        Fell apart and we tried to fix it. The lid blows across our lawn. Our Rubbermade storage is just fine. Don't waste your money.
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                          Well designed, packaged, and constructed. Easy assembly and great instructions. Went together i...
                          Well designed, packaged, and constructed. Easy assembly and great instructions. Went together in about 2 hours taking my time. All parts for well and looks very nice.
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                          The product itself is excellent, good quality and with already having a few days of rain, the con...
                          The product itself is excellent, good quality and with already having a few days of rain, the contents stayed perfectly dry. The shed was somewhat easy to assemble, the directions could have been a bit more clear. The hinges make the opening and closing easy and the space inside allows a good amount to be easily stored. We have had the shed put together about a month now and we only wish we had gotten it sooner, while our garden was growing earlier in the spring/summer months, it would have made life easier. But, now that we have it built and placed, the following seasons should be easier. We would definitely recommend this shed.
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