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  • average-guy says:
    60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great kit., April 17, 2012
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    First off, I’m at best an amateur carpenter with a little common sense and a handful of woodworking tools.

    This shed kit is great. When I first opened it, I was a little doubtful when looking at the metal pieces and seeing how flimsy they are by themselves. Worry not though. Once everything gets tied together it becomes very sturdy.

    As a previous poster mentioned, you need to TRUST the measurements in the book. If you follow those, everything will all work out.

    I bought 3 kits to make the 10×22 shed. One thing to be aware of is this. The 10×22 shed is 11 feet tall! By the time you add some bricks to keep it off the ground and 4×4 runners (which I highly recommend) it gets really tall.

    One of the kits I got didn’t have all the correct pieces in it and I was 24 pieces short. I called the company and they promptly shipped me replacement parts.

    When you go to build this shed, spend a little more time and be SURE the base is flat. I put three 4×4 runners under my shed and spent a long time making sure they were level all the way down. Time well spent because the rest of the shed went up with ease.

    Oh yeah, after my comment above about following the directions…on page 13 of the book it calls for 2 pieces of wood labeled ‘NN’. Problem is they forgot to put NN back on page 5. Not a big deal since it’s easy to figure out the correct length (97 inches), but you’ll end up two 2x4x10’s short.

    I also recommend printing out the instructions and then going through and marking out all the instructions that don’t pertain to you. Makes it much easier.

    After all is said and done the 10x22x11 (WxLxH) shed cost around two grand total. That’s materials only, not labor of course. Not bad at all. Go price one that size pre-built somewhere.

    As far as the person complaining they didn’t get an entire shed….REALLY???

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  • Gary E. McKiney says:
    49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Turned out nice 11’x14′ barn style, March 23, 2013
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    Gary E. McKiney (ca usa) –
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    I started this shed one year ago, I bought 2 kits, the reason why it took so long was that I was using 90% recycled material from work, the 2×4 material took the longest to collect, every other one was warped, I followed the instructions for the most part, I made the trusses first because I wanted them to all be exactly the same, getting them up on the 2×4 walls was a challenge by myself but I figured it out, over all the shed came out perfect. I posted many pictures.

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  • R. Alexander says:
    57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Kit, September 6, 2011
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    R. Alexander (Virginia) –
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    I am about 75% done building my shed with these kits. I finished all of the framing and now just need to add the siding and roofing. I would say that my level of experience is at best medium. This kit is exactly what is described and everything fits together perfectly. In fact a friend of mine helped me build it and kept saying let’s measure the spot before we cut the next board. We finally discovered that if you just trust all the measurements in the plans and piece it together in the order described it fits together perfectly. I built a 10×14 shed with 2 kits. I used the 10×22 cut list for all boards spanning the width of the shed. For everything else I used the 8×14 cut list/plans. My only complaint with this project is the price of lumber. Using the kit does save some money vs. getting the shed in the box (including all wood) that HD or L would sell but the cost is close. The plus to this kit is even a novice could assemble this if they just follow the directions. Another positive is that building this shed with 2x4s is actually going to be better quality than the sheds in a box. I highly recommend this kit.
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