The Best Features:
- Shed includes 4 large skylights allows natural light, 2 screened vents, 1 shatter proof window and customizable shelving system
- High arched, steel-reinforced doors offer a 4 foot wide by 6 feet high door opening, lockable doors with internal latching mechanism
- High-pitched roof support a-frame trusses provide 6 feet 8 inches of head room and the steep roof allows for quick drainage of rain and snow
- High density polyethylene floor included does not crack, chip or peel; slip resistant surface with beveled edge and is resistant to oil and stains
- Site selection your shed is recommended to be prepared using a level cement, wood asphalt, gravel or patio style surface for long-term performance
8X12.5 model with 1 year update By Baldone
I just put my shed together and wanted to point out a few things.
The large back shelf and front corner shelves seem to be needed for structural support.
The shelves stick out about about a foot in the back. There are two corner shelves in the front by the door. Additional shelves are expensive.
Dimensions are based on the roof which over hangs slightly.
The procedure of screwing into plastic seems very "Mickey Mouse".
It was very easy to strip the plastic, I used a drill with a 25 step clutch, the clutch was set on 1. (Go slow)
Expansions to make the shed larger are available and are expensive.
Salesman told me it could hold 18 inches of snow, directions say 6 inches, and another reviewer complained about damage with 3-4 inches of snow.
Instructions were good, and fairly easy to follow.
The setup was time consuming but fairly easy.
The concrete base I placed it on was not 100% level (it is cracked) this made assemble more difficult but it turned out fine.
I would not lock anything in the shed and expect it to be very secure from theft.
The shed is relatively light and could be pushed around if empty. It is recommended that the shed be anchored.
1 Year update.
The shed has held together quite well. It has held up 4-6 inches a snow without issue and the snow sluffs off rather quickly. The wire shelving I have in the shed has crushed the floor in the area where they stand. The "skylights" are inadaquate the side windows are better, if I did add an extension I'd make sure it was the version with windows on it.
2nd Year update.
Dang, three updates now and some of you folks don't find this helpful? What do you want to know, post it in comments? Sometimes the top slide lock on the stationary door slips down and has to be pushed back into place. If you have something heavy leaning on the side of the shed it will bulge out a bit. Other than that it is doing fine.Nice shed - one person install By R. Mardis
I read the reviews on here first and decided to go with this model. It took a week to arrive at my house. Free delivery and they put the two heavy boxes in my backyard for me. I never could have gotten those boxes home, much alone moved them by myself. With the boxes in the yard, all that remained was unpacking and assmbly. My pad was already paved, so that lengthy step was not part of the process.
I would recommend, if you buy this, go to Lifetimes site, enter the shed model # and look over the PDF of the instructions. That helped me. I didn't think I was going to be able to get it all installed alone, but I did. It took 7 hours the first day and another hour and a half the second to get it weather tight. I haven't installed the shelves yet, so maybe an hour of that left.
The roof was the hardest to put on alone, but it is all done from inside on a ladder, so its a matter of getting the plastic panels to line up to be screwed in. It went ok. The last panel took some work to get on, and that was where another set of hands outside would have been a big help. So if you have two or more, this would be easy. Most of the work can be done by one anyway as it's simple putting pieces together, like the doors and gables.
I took the advice of one of the other reviewers on here... the latches they supply for the left door ( upper and lower ) to stay shut are odd. Just go buy bolt latches and drill them into the hardware. Much easier. I'm very happy with the way it came out. It's really like putting a huge puzzle together and they did a pretty decent job with the instructions. I recommend this shed kit.Love my shed!!! By Jeff O
This shed took 2 of us about 12 hours to put together. The directions were very good and everything fit perfectly! Three years later, it still looks as good as the day we built it and it holds up to Michigan winters well. Yesterday my plastic thumb latch on my door handle broke. I wish they would have had a better design than plastic, but I just called Lifetime Customer Service line and they are sending me a free replacement part. I don't anticipate many more problems because this shed is QUALITY construction. The 10-year warranty and cooperative Customer Service is surely a positve. As another review said, the shelving could have used better support bars and most of the "extras" are expensive and not worth the price. I suggest getting the basic shed and building your own shelving. The Best-Selling Lifetime 6405 8-by-10-Foot Outdoor Storage Shed with Window, Skylights, and Shelving then to sell out very fast, if this is a must have product, be sure to order now to avoid disappointment.