$Value= 5/5; Directions= 3/5; overall= 4/5 Spring 2014 sale price was $218- could not come even close elsewhere. The box is about 3? x 6? x 6? and maybe 60-70 lbs, it would easily fit inside a minivan or SUV. The box is packed so that most of the pieces for each step are on or near the top. Directions were only ?okay?, and leaves too much to 'common' sense. Example- on the door panels they don?t tell you to slip the frame lip over the panel, or which way the tab on the handle brace should face (the tab goes toward the center). Sub-assemblies don?t tell you which later step you?ll need them for. Some Hints should be individual steps or warnings. I spent more time re-reading most steps than I did on construction, so I?d give directions a ?3? rating. Good news: there was a bag of extra screws and bolts! Warning: sharp panel edges- wear gloves; Allow a full day to construct; and have a helper nearby. I built the foundation on a wood platform on cement blocks- with around 18? of standing space in back (barely enough). I took hours to make (and level) the foundation. Based on the floor frame lengths I estimated the depth at 5?8?. So the very minimum foundation dimensions are 10? x 5?8?. Some panel holes were difficult to get to align, but all of the instances I had with holes not lining up turned out to be because either the frame wasn?t squared or the foundation wasn?t completely level. (People who whine about holes not lining up need to learn to read -and follow- directions!). Construction is tedious, especially with all those panel screws and washers. The step where you put up the first corner panels is tricky with the flimsy panels- so this is where helpers come in handy and you need a no-wind hour. For temporary support I tied some twine across the diagonal corners until I got the framing in place. In the end it all becomes pretty rigid when you finish with the roofing panels. BTW- it would be stupid not to secure the shed to a foundation given that a light gust could easily blow this thing around- I used several paver blocks on the inside floor frame to hold it in place before finally screwing it down. The roof is a shallow 1.5/12 slope, the ridge cover is too narrow, and any wind would blow rain water back under the ridge. So I put a bead of caulk along the ridge gap and let it dry before putting the flimsy sealing tape over it; and I put a 5x7 tarp over the top to keep out the rain- it works so well I've left it there permanently (I was thinking of taking up up the ridge cap and putting a wide strip of roofing underlayment under it). I cannot comment on how water-tight the final product is without the tarp, however- after a year of rain and snow storms it?s stayed completely dry on the inside. The finished shed is about 5?9?? high at the inside center, and the doors are not quite 5? tall, so most people would need to to duck as they enter. I see no need to use anchors with this shed as long as it?s properly screwed down.
Don't waste your money to hard to put together and pieces are not labeled correctly the plastic parts were bent when I received it
I don’t know about this item because after 2 months it still not arrived. Dealing with Sears as been the worst experience of all time. Total incompetence all around. I would give a -1 if I could. JUST HORRIBLE
This shed has flimsy materials however once it's put together it creates a sturdy container. The install IS NOT for the impatient or the inexperienced. STRONGLY recommend AT LEAST 2 people as initial parts require panel stabilization. The box came to me damaged. I looked over all the parts as per the parts list and there are PLENTY. Although all parts were accounted for... There were damaged (bent) pieces. None of them were critical... I straightened them out with a little hammer and some elbow grease. There are TONS of screws and TONS of connecting points. I decided to forego assembling this myself even with a friend. I hired a handyman to get it assembled. Took them approximately 7 hours nonstop... Mostly due to the amount of pieces and partly due to the vagueness of instructions.