Shed - 4' x 6' "Shelterpro" Garden Shed is rated
Rated 3 out of
Duramax 4x6 storepro
if you buy this,, you need 3 people, parts don't line up, have a magnet tipped Philips tip driver, door on front panel slides off hinge (they don't tell u this) long screws not long enough to go through C channels,, be prepared to screw through plastic and C channels if you cant find the holes,, very light weight but once you put stuff in side it might stay down or anchor it(a must). all in all it fit me needs, only one out there this size (just under 4 ft) looks good
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of
Nice looking shed
we like the shed a lot, looks great and only took about 3 hours to assemble. floor is more flimsy than I expected even with the 3/4 plywood structure i built below it. the door is a bit flimsy too, but it keeps our stuff water protected which is the main thing. one of the panels arrived cracked and the company offered to send a new one but we didn't have time so they gave us a discount which was very nice. not as sturdy as i would have expected but overall we are pleased
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Perfect size shed, easy to build!
This shed fit perfectly in the small space between the side of my house and the wall with the neighbor. And it was light enough to slide easily back into the space without any room to have people on the sides to maneuver it.
The shed was packed so efficiently in a cardboard box, I was impressed! And then it and the pallet were wrapped tightly in clear 'saran-wrap' plastic to keep it all together.
And precisely the correct amount of hardware required was included -- not one extra screw or nut or washer -- so don't lose any when assembling.
The pallet was OVER-KILL! They didn't really need it, other than stacking or moving sheds around in their warehouse, or perhaps using a forklift to load them on the delivery trucks.
Duramax was playing it safe, I suppose, because they put the box on the most heavily engineered wooden pallet I have ever seen. And the pallet weighed MORE than the entire shed -- which no doubt added to their shipping costs. I usually dismantle pallets and save the wood -- this time it took me more hours to dismantle the pallet than it took to build the shed! The pallet (perhaps provided by another sub contractor?) had the strongest nails in it I have ever seen -- almost impossible to pull those nails out! If I were Duramax, I'd perhaps build a small frame (maybe plastic or 1 X 1 wood) INSIDE the cardboard box to protect it from the usual shipping gorillas who always manage to mangle big things shipped on trucks.And eliminate the wooden pallet. You could knock about $100 off the price of each shed.
Construction: I did most of the sub-assemblies inside my garage (floor panels, front and rear panels, roof frame) where it was warm and not windy. I tried to minimize outdoor construction -- it is winter and windy in Las Vegas! They should, however, recommend you bring some chairs or small saw horses or something to support the side walls as you build the shed, because they will blow or simply fall over until you can get some screws in to hold them all upright and together.
The roof plugs didn't seem to hold very tight -- kinda like a pop rivet made of plastic, but I know they use these same ones on all their sheds -- this is my 2nd Duramax shed. Maybe someday they will come up with something better to secure the roof panels.
I found a set of instructions on-line that were a wee bit different than the small booklet of instructions that came with the shed. I printed the on-line version up and increased the size of each page to full 8.5" X 11" paper making it much easier to read and to look very closely at some of the details they should have made a note (such as precisely WHICH HOLES to put screws in now and which ones you need to leave empty for later).
The shed door magnet latch is kinda poor -- doesn't really match up well with the frame -- you might want to add another hardware store latch of some sort if your door doesn't stay closed.
Also, when putting the door handles on the frame and door, they don't tell you but you will likely drop a couple of screws down inside the square tube frame until you learn to use a magnetic screw driver on them. THey are on of the final steps, and should better be moved up earlier in the assembly process (when putting the steel tube frames in the front door panel would be better) so you can retrieve the dropped screws -- You cannot retrieve them once the shed is built and on the ground.
Date published: 2019-02-20