|Ordered the 11x11 Shed with this 5 foot extension kit that includes windows (overall size 11x16). This shed is great! I am 6'1" and there is plenty of head clearance walking into the door along with head clearance in the shed under the trusses. All of the windows really brighten up the space with the 3 windows in the doors, 4 windows in the sidewalls, as well as the 2 skylight windows in the roof. The kit gives 3 choices for the owner to build the shed on. I chose to frame my floor up with floor joists and plywood.
1. PATIENCE: This isn't a shed that goes up in a couple of hours. A proper base must be built for the shed to sit on, and lots of screws are used in assembly. Be patient and take breaks if you get frustrated. Its not hard, but takes time to assemble everything.
2. TAKE TIME TO READ and UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS! The instructions cover everything, but there is a lot of flipping back and forth between sections to understand which box fastener bags are located in.
3. USE THE BUILT APP: I failed to use this from the beginning assuming I understood the written instructions well enough. Afterwards when I was stuck on one of the last few steps, I decided to download the app. The 3D animation, verbal instructions, and visuals of the assembly will most certainly help clarify any questions you will have regarding assembly.
4. VERIFY ALL PARTS: I ran into an issue after having 3 walls up to find out a critical bracket to hold the front door section up wasnt in the box. I called the company and they rushed it out in 3 days, but that delayed my assembly and I had to tie off the three assembled walls to make sure they werent blown over or damaged by wind during that time. The kit comes in 6 large boxes so its difficult but well worth knowing all parts are there before you run into an issue like this before starting.
5. ORGANIZE PARTS: All parts come in 6 large boxes. for shipping and individual box weights, parts are evenly split up by weight between each box for packaging(all floor sections arent together in box 1, all wall sections arent in box 2..etc) TIP before assembly: Open up all boxes on the driveway. put all floor sections in one box, all wall sections in another, all roof sections in another, doors in another, Steel parts divide up into a couple boxes. then, when assembly begins and you start with the floor, you can drag that box out to the build site with hardware. If you get stopped, the other boxes are still stored away and your work area remains much cleaner and organized.
6. HARDWARE BAGS: all fasteners are split up into smaller labeled bags and spread out in all the boxes. Like the last step, I found it easier to grab all of the individual hardware bags and put them in one box to find the correct bag during assembly, rather than digging through the large boxes to find the bags.
Overall I assembled the shed myself with the help of someone to lift the front door section into place while fastening, as well as the front and rear gable ends. a good set of squeeze clamps could have done the gable ends in a pinch. obviously easier with a few bodies, but it can be done by yourself. Take your time, dont strip the screws in the plastic, and you will enjoy the end product.
I would definitely recommend this product to others who are looking for a large shed.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]