I honestly have to say when these two HUGE boxes came off the back of the delivery truck I said what did I get myself into. But it wasn't that bad. First make sure you put the shed on level ground. I cleared an area and used patio blocks which was hard but the shed is now on a strong level surface. Then just follow the instructions step by step the floor and walls come together pretty good. The hardest part is putting the roof on. It's not quite as easy as the instructions say but what I found that helped was lubing the end that goes into the metal rail with wd~40 and using a long chisel or screwdriver to help push it in. You defently need two people to install the roof. I am not a real handy guy but my wife and I finished the job in about 6 hours. The Shed is sturdy and worth the money, Good luck to all.
I've been a Tradesman for 36 years, so I know how to build and use tools. This Rubbermaid shed is so poorly engineered it isn't worth wasting your time or money on. Panels don't align properly so it's a struggle to assemble. Not sure how a weekend do-it-yourselfer could possible call this easy. The best part was it was missing a roof panel, and it will take a month to get another one. Don't waste your time or money on this lousy piece of merchandise.
Could not use it because half the parts weren't there. The delivery men were good and helpful. Mistakes can be made but we were given a run around when we tried to explain half the parts weren't there. I am not happy with their customer sevice. They didnt seem to understand English.
From other reviews, I expected the assembly of this product to be a time consuming challenge. So I was prepared to spend a day working on it with a friend's help. But even before getting started, I should mention that the online order got screwed up due to some system glitch with Sears. I was charged on my credit card and got an email confirmation of the order, but when no delivery confirmation came through and I called about it, Sears customer service said it showed cancelled on their end. They apologized and reordered along with 10% off the price for the inconvenience. I was charged a second time and had to wait about two weeks for the first charge to be credited.
When the two big boxes arrived I was apprehensive since both had crushed, torn and taped corners. Everything looked new and all the parts were included . But I'm fairly certain it was returned since I noticed some work had already been done in preparing the floor slots for assembly. Anyway, it took about 6-7 hours to build. At least 30 minutes was spend picking the protective paper off the plexiglass windows to be installed on the doors. The roof panels are the biggest challenge as other have mentioned, but with a lot of force and effort, we got it done. The shed roof gables have slots for an optional support beam on both sides. I did not bother with it at first, but when the black plastic roof started to sag in the hot Florida sun within one week, I went and got two beams and additional pieces of wood & brackets to install supports without taking the roof apart. More hassle, but now the roof is strait and sturdy. Lastly, when the shed was all together, the bottom of the two doors were too tight to close properly. I contacted Rubbermaid and they asked for all sorts of measurements and confirmation that everything was square and level. Turns out the hole sockets in the floor panels were more narrow that the same sockets the hold the top or the doors in the roof gables. Rubbermaid offered to send another floor panel, but there was no way I would take this monster apart and rebuild it again. Instead I drilled out and expanded the floor socket holes so the bottoms of the doors could shift outward and then close without overlapping. I had to add some large washers under the door hinge rods, but that seemed to work OK. Rubbermaid has offered $25 credit toward another product. I'm asking for some accessories instead. We'll see what they will do in the end. Overall this was a big project. It seems to be good quality materials and it provides room for lots of storage. If you are not a do-it-yourself person with plenty of patience, I would say pay to have someone else assemble it for you.
I acquired this shed from a recent purchase of a home and the previous owner left this shed in the backyard. The base was not perfectly level which makes it extremely difficult to close the doors.
I am tempted to move the shed out of the way and pour a proper concrete foundation in order to fix the misalignment.
The roof panels have warped to the point that I see gaps of light through the eaves. I don't know the exact age of the shed, but it can't be more than 5 years old. There are no signs of any leaks from the rain, but the shed is far from air-tight and it's very easy for critters to have access into the shed.
I don't plan to store anything in this shed that I wouldn't have any concern for rusting from the elements either.
I am in the process of looking for a new door handle to replace as the bolts have sheared from the existing handle from having to fight the assembly when opening/closing the doors.
If I were to buy another shed in the future, it definitely wouldn't be this design.
Before we begin our review, we first have to reference another review that we question as being factual; It Reads as follows:" I've been a Tradesman for 36 years, so I know how to build and use tools. This Rubbermaid shed is so poorly engineered it isn't worth wasting your time or money on. Panels don't align properly so it's a struggle to assemble. Not sure how a weekend do-it-yourselfer could possible call this easy." Now our review: I am a disabled 60 year old female with an artificial left elbow & two artificial knees. My husband, a " weekend do-it-yourselfer". Together we constructed this easy to assemble storage unit in 6 hours. This time includes our constructing the building block base. The ONLY time consuming issue we encountered was installing the final roof panel. However, we did find a way to resolve this issue by me, standing inside the unit, raised the panel with a broom stick, & while standing on a ladder, he fastened the panel from the outside. Pleased & w/no leaks
I'm 56 years old and not stupid but this purchase is the 2nd biggest mistake I've ever made, the 1st, not going to college. 3 of us have been at this for 3 days and we just can't get the roof on. We have tried everything. Greasing, pounding, sliding. Going according to directions and not going by directions. 100 different suggestions that didn't work. Also, we have leveled and leveled and the doors won't close. We are at our wits end and don't know how other 4 & 5 star reviewers did it. I absolutely do not recommend this shed.
Overall not a bad shed. It went together easily and it looks decent.
What disappointed me?
1) It was missing two of the six roof panels, and it was missing a half dozen wall connectors! This meant that;
a) I couldn't finish the shed and start using it, but had to cover it with a tarp, or choose to not put it together that day and wait for the parts.
b) Hassle contacting the company to arrange the parts to be sent out, and finish it another day.
2) The protective paper on the perspex windows was a PITA to remove. We considered soaking them in warm soapy water but without specific direction to do so were concerned we would make a sticky mess.
3) The doors do not close easily, but get jammed, requiring a boot to the base and a fist to the top to close. They are just a bad fit. The shed sits on a concrete tennis court so it has a very flat foundation.
4) The door handle, and latch mechanism is poorly designed.
Kudos to Rubbermaid who FedEx the missing panels and parts quickly.
Easy to build. Nice and sturdy