$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.
Can't yet speak to the durability as this was a recent purchase. Seems sturdy enough, though I'd be worried about it in a wide open yard with no fence or structures to mitigate the wind. And if you lost your balance and fell into it (I know, a stretch) you WOULD bend the siding - it's a pretty flimsy/floppy sheet of metal. But it's simple enough - an inelegant 10x6 shed - and it's exactly as it is billed, and you can go to ***** or somewhere where they have display models and check it out - but who doesn't already know what these are? I am satisfied with all that. The tricky part is assembly. You will need a helper. You can't do it by yourself. You will need 5-10 hours and maybe more, depending on luck and your handiness level and tools. I was lucky to have a very handy partner with great tools. Even he lost it a couple of times, though. The instructions are infuriating. You often have to guess which side is up on a given piece, as drawings are very approximate. You will likely assemble something and then realize it's wrong when you move forward a few pages and have to attach something to it; so you'll have to disassemble and start over. You will have to have your partner sort of force things together so you can drive a screw through three unaligned holes. You will have to have more than a little 2 or 3 step pantry ladder to do all the roof assembly unless your partner is 6-5 or taller. You will certainly run out of washers. There are a billion extra screws, nuts, and bolts, but there won't be an extra sheet of the cheapest item in the kit. And don't forget that you need a foundation, too. That will likely cost as much to build as the shed you got on sale. Anyway, I'm very glad the assembly part is over. Maybe over time the memories will fade and I'll be very happy with it. As it is now, I wouldn't do it again, but I'm happy to have the extra space.
Good shed for the price. I didn't expect anything fancy
I have household items stored it. It's a great shed just wish the doors closed completely
Super easy to build. Follow the instructions and you'll have a great shed for a cheap price.
The shed itself was decent for the money but it is flimsy. My biggest complaint is that on a 6 x 10 concrete slab it fits well on the long side but you get chested out of 8 inches on the narrow side.
Somebody screwed up and forgot to include the paper work to the store for pickup. I waited a month and 3 calls to find out it was sitting in the store for 3 weeks and got pretty banged up being moved several times. Nice job Sears