Rated 5 by out of Gread durable product
The shed went together easy. The instructions are missing a page for the door latch assembly. You can watch that step online. It is the part where the latch extension and spring are installed. The online directions also have that step included. The online assemby instructions seem to be more complete. The doors are a little out of alignment even though it is sitting on a level concrete pad. The gable over the doors seems a little low. Seems like this could be avoided if the alignment were to be checked befor the roof panels go on. I will try shimming as suggested. Hope it works.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 by out of Great product - easy to assemble
Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. We 3 friends have recently built 3 of these sheds and they got easier as we learned a few tricks. One was NOT to use the butyl rubber tape on the domes skylights. The square-headed cap screws turn easily in the square slots in the roof and the butyl plugs up the threads. Much better to pre-assemble the skylights using clear caulking around the frame. Make sure you anchor the shed to the base. We left one overnight before bolting down and we had 70 KPH winds that easily moved the shed. Once bolted, no problem. It is difficult to align the cotter pins in the bottom of the door with the support ring when the door is in place. We removed the rod from the door, aligned it and put the cotter pin in and then slid the door back down over the rod. Piece of cake this way. Make sure you follow the directions for assembling the roof trusses. If you put the bolts and nuts in with the NUT on the inside you will be unable to get the roof panels in. The third shed we assembled took us 3 1/2 hours but we had assembled the skylights, doors and trusses the day before so no delays. Great product and dry as a bone.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 by out of Highly Recommended!
We've had the Lifetime Garden Shed for several years, and we love it! It was easy (and kind of fun) to assemble. It's solid, and it doesn't leak, even in the worst Midwestern weather. You might have to do a little leveling once it's built to align the doors (unless you lay a level concrete slab), but Lifetime provides instructions on how to do that. Ours sits nicely on a platform made of 2x4s and plywood. When we had to move it to make room for an addition to the house, we laid a few sections of plastic drain pipe in front of it, slid it off of the wood platform onto the pipes and rolled it. This shed is well constructed, consequently we did not have to worry about it coming apart during the move.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 by out of Very happy with shed
Pros:"Sturdy","The shed is even nicer in","Easier then I thought to" Cons:"Nice floor but soft" Best Uses:"Garden equiptment" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. Installation was not that difficult, you just need help holding parts in place as you screw.I messed up the installation of the skylight. I used the special tape provided but installed the dome the wrong way so I ran out of the tape and tried to use silicone but that didnt take and looked messy. I'm awaiting another tape I ordered. I'm confident I will fix the problem. Just make sure you take your time with the skylight and tape and remember to take off 4 protective blue films on the skylights before installation.(oops again) Love the shed. Much sturdier then I thought. Took me, my son and father in-law 7 hours with breaks. This time didnt include the base.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 by out of Easy assembly
Pros:"Good Looking","Sturdy Construction","Rain tight","Good instructions" Best Uses:"All types of storage" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. Building the wooden platform took more effort than the assembly of the shed. Follow instructions and no problems.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 by out of Beautiful addition to our home
Pros:"Attractive","Maintenance free","Good size","Two women can do it" Cons:"Manual not always clear","Requires 2 or more people","Time intensive to build" Best Uses:"Garden stuff","Possible 2010 rental","Storing bikes and tools" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. Provides excellent storage and a nice privacy screen in a non intrusive manner. The fit of the roof pieces over the entry doors was less than desirable despite following the instructions to a tee. It is all assembled and the parts that we feel are not perfect are likely not obvious to anyone else but us. It took a long time to figure out that it was safe to proceed with the completion of the shed despite this flaw. Overall excellent concept
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 by out of The Best deal for your money
Pros:Good Value,High Quality,Durable,"The Best Shed Ever" Best Uses:"Everthing fits inside" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 by out of Great shed, easy to put up
Pros:"Easy to build","All parts were there" Best Uses:"Lawn storage" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. Except for the four end roof panels and two end trusses, I built it by myself in 2 1/2 days including the plywood foundation. Throw the wooden block away and use a thin prybar to snap the wall panels in place. Waiting for the first good Texas thunderstorm to decide how good this product really is.
April 5, 2011