Lifetime 10x8 Shed
Decided to start by building an 8x10 wood base with treated lumber, on top of 8 4"x16" concrete blocks. Next time, I'm going to have someone pour me a concrete pad as getting the thing level took hours. Cost would be about the same too. In all, following the instructions and the on- line videos helped me put the shed together rather easily - but timely. Hats off to Lifetime taking the time to produce the videos! In all, steps 1-10 took all most 24 hours. I was able to do most of the work by myself, only needing a second person to hang the doors and install the ceiling panels. If someone tells you they did all the work without any help, they are probably lying. It also took me another 2 hours to secure the shed to the base, and the base to the ground using 12" augers covered in concrete. Total out of pocket expenses for the base and supports came in around $250. I made two really bad mistakes during installation of the shed, not noticing one of them before it was too late to fix. The first was hanging the walls. Front right, and back right documentation depends on which door one is looking at. I'd rather the doors be clearly marked with numbers that match the instructions. Seems some numbers must have been used in other booklets. The second mistake was laying the four black colored floor base pieces. Some how, I placed third piece backwards. When it came time to hang the right door on the 10' side, there was no hole to place the round pole. Rather than tear it all down, and start over, I decided to cut a new hole in the floor, and move the cap accordingly. As a result, the doors would not fully shut at first. After a lot of adjusting, pulling and pushing, we got them to shut. I have decided to not use those doors anyway, so in the end, it doesn't matter. Like others, the doors were off center and placing a few shims as recommended, seemed to fix the problem. Not sure if it'll stay dry once it rains. Other notes: I used my power drill to set most of the screws. None of them got stripped. In fact, only two screws wouldn't fit on the center ceiling panel due to the panel being warped. I had to drill in two other areas to help "pull" the panels into place. All in all I like the shed, and look forward to getting all my "junk" out of the garage and into it over the next couple of days
Reviewed by: Marion Hack from Lifetime Customer.