Rubbermaid Storage Building. Big Max Ultra 10 Ft. 6 In. X 7 Ft. Storage Shed

MPN: FG371902DPLAT
Product Details
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garden decor type shed
User Reviews
Tough and durable.
5 Star Review   By TJBJ on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2013   

This was the better construction for the price. Heavy duty double wall construction with sky lights. Takes at least 2 people to put it together. You will also need 2 2x6's which isn't said in the up front directions.

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Large, durable
4 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013   

Purchased this shed to store SCUBA gear in so I needed something that wouldn't rust or rot. The two doors give good ventilation when I need to dry things out and I like that it's made from recycled material. It did take six hours to put together and the roof panels were a real pain (thought we just might not be able to get them to seat at all), even following the instructions to the letter. Definitely have two people, a step ladder, a rubber mallet, and read all instructions carefully.

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GREAT PRODUCT...BIT HARD TO PUT TOGETHER
5 Star Review   By WitchyWoman on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013   

great product but took in excess of 4 hours to put together. however, would purchase again as it is high quality.

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Difficult to construct
3 Star Review   By jlme on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

The roof panels would not fit together in the position that they were intended so we could not line up the windows in the center. The door does not hang level so you have to lift up on the handle to raise the entire door in order to get it to open and close.

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the product is good but It is missing parts.
5 Star Review   By phan6 on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2013   

Everything is ok, but I have hold back the build for 2 weeks, because The product shipping is missing parts. I have to let 2 people that I hired to go home early then will start to pay them again for second time. Too much works and spend money. Inspectors for Rubbermaid need do the inspection checked list to avoid these issues. before I buy this , online people have already made the complain for missing parts. Please take the action to fix these issue before send out to customer. Thanks.

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Fairly easy to put up
4 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Jan 8, 2013   

Ordered online. Delivered promptly. The only complaint I have was the dificulty installing the 5th roof panel. Had to swap it out with the non-skylite panel to finish the roof. I should have also followed one reviewers advise to soak the plexiglass door windows in advance, they were impossibile to strip of their protective paper coating. An affordable solution for outdoor storage. Assuming a level area for installation can be assembled with 2 people in less than a day. Overall a good product.

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sturdy construction
4 Star Review   By cjohnson on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Although difficult to put together it turned out well. Within days it was stuffed with the overflow from the house.

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Excellent design and quality.
5 Star Review   By JimH on Home Depot - Oct 17, 2012   

I had difficulty installing the middle roof panels. I sprayed them with soapy water and clicked them in and then overlapped them. That worked well. I am also concerned that the 8 lag screws may not hold the shed in place with high winds. I am interested to hear of any problems.

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Great shed, good value--I love it!
5 Star Review   By Carl on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012   

The 600lb pallet arrived on time, everything was there except 2 screws, it went together very easily with understandable instructions. The roof was a bit tricky, but we got 'er done, needing wife's help on this part. I would definately recommend this to anyone--it's well built, sturdy, looks very nice, and of course maintenance free. I love it!

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Great Shed
4 Star Review   By cas2300 on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012   

This shed goes up fast until you get to the roof, You MUST use a lubricant as stated in the instructions. I like the back door feature. The lock bar system won't take much abuse and I recommend you add further security. This shed is not a bargain but, it is better than the alternative wood unit.

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Product Details
Quick Glance
garden decor type shed
Summary
Product Title Rubbermaid Storage Building. Big Max Ultra 10 Ft. 6 In. X 7 Ft. Storage Shed
Manufacturer Rubbermaid
Power Score 4.1 | 45 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Luggage Size: 467 cu. ft.
Diameter: less than 8"
Size: 6 in.
Artificial Tree Size: 10
Accessory Type: Storage
User Reviews
Tough and durable.
5 Star Review   By TJBJ on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2013   

This was the better construction for the price. Heavy duty double wall construction with sky lights. Takes at least 2 people to put it together. You will also need 2 2x6's which isn't said in the up front directions.

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Large, durable
4 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013   

Purchased this shed to store SCUBA gear in so I needed something that wouldn't rust or rot. The two doors give good ventilation when I need to dry things out and I like that it's made from recycled material. It did take six hours to put together and the roof panels were a real pain (thought we just might not be able to get them to seat at all), even following the instructions to the letter. Definitely have two people, a step ladder, a rubber mallet, and read all instructions carefully.

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GREAT PRODUCT...BIT HARD TO PUT TOGETHER
5 Star Review   By WitchyWoman on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013   

great product but took in excess of 4 hours to put together. however, would purchase again as it is high quality.

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Difficult to construct
3 Star Review   By jlme on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

The roof panels would not fit together in the position that they were intended so we could not line up the windows in the center. The door does not hang level so you have to lift up on the handle to raise the entire door in order to get it to open and close.

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the product is good but It is missing parts.
5 Star Review   By phan6 on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2013   

Everything is ok, but I have hold back the build for 2 weeks, because The product shipping is missing parts. I have to let 2 people that I hired to go home early then will start to pay them again for second time. Too much works and spend money. Inspectors for Rubbermaid need do the inspection checked list to avoid these issues. before I buy this , online people have already made the complain for missing parts. Please take the action to fix these issue before send out to customer. Thanks.

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Fairly easy to put up
4 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Jan 8, 2013   

Ordered online. Delivered promptly. The only complaint I have was the dificulty installing the 5th roof panel. Had to swap it out with the non-skylite panel to finish the roof. I should have also followed one reviewers advise to soak the plexiglass door windows in advance, they were impossibile to strip of their protective paper coating. An affordable solution for outdoor storage. Assuming a level area for installation can be assembled with 2 people in less than a day. Overall a good product.

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sturdy construction
4 Star Review   By cjohnson on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Although difficult to put together it turned out well. Within days it was stuffed with the overflow from the house.

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Excellent design and quality.
5 Star Review   By JimH on Home Depot - Oct 17, 2012   

I had difficulty installing the middle roof panels. I sprayed them with soapy water and clicked them in and then overlapped them. That worked well. I am also concerned that the 8 lag screws may not hold the shed in place with high winds. I am interested to hear of any problems.

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Great shed, good value--I love it!
5 Star Review   By Carl on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012   

The 600lb pallet arrived on time, everything was there except 2 screws, it went together very easily with understandable instructions. The roof was a bit tricky, but we got 'er done, needing wife's help on this part. I would definately recommend this to anyone--it's well built, sturdy, looks very nice, and of course maintenance free. I love it!

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Great Shed
4 Star Review   By cas2300 on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012   

This shed goes up fast until you get to the roof, You MUST use a lubricant as stated in the instructions. I like the back door feature. The lock bar system won't take much abuse and I recommend you add further security. This shed is not a bargain but, it is better than the alternative wood unit.

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This product went together with minimal difficulty
4 Star Review   By Mark on Home Depot - Sep 28, 2012   

First read the instructions, no, stop follow these instructions first: 1.) Locate 13 gallon trash container and fill with water, not kidding, just do it you'll thank me. 2.) Locate door window panes from packaging. 3.) Drop panes in trash container filled with water 4.) Soak for days until ready to assemble shed 5.) Go back and follow instructions to assemble your shed 6.) Definitely install 2 X 6's as option Note 8 wall hook devices as furnished will make great movable hanging hooks by simply adding a Stanley rope hook from Home Depot. (See photo)

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Parts missing
4 Star Review   By Needstorage on Home Depot - Aug 29, 2012   

Assembly was really good, the roof was a little bit of a problem but after some patience it came together nicely.

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Never another kit!
2 Star Review   By exg001 on Home Depot - Aug 21, 2012   

Let me start out by saying, this is the second of these I bought and assembled. I knew that the roof would be difficult because of the reviews I read. And it was the hardest part both times I put it together. This last time, it was impossible! Literally, it was. I had to sand down part of one of the roof panels to get it to fit in at all. I switched all the panels around multiple times to even try to get it all to come together. I thought about just putting a tarp on for the roof (not kidding) or maybe building a wood roof or using duct tape. Also, the front doors were a different color than the rest of the shed (they are pure white and stand out like a soar thumb). I did like the black roof this time, versus the green one last time. My advice, if you do get this: - Make sure you start out with a good level base, otherwise the walls will not go together right. - This can't be done alone. You will also need some supports to hold the walls up while you are going along until it really starts to come together. - Forget about using any soap or grease to even try to get the roof together. You need a couple good screwdrivers on the inside to try and pry the roof into the metal bracket. Along with force - You will swear, do not have children around. Let the person you are working with know ahead of time that you will get angry, but you do not mean it for them! - Change your mind and just build a shed out of wood.

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Best Shed Yet
5 Star Review   By Mongo on Home Depot - Jul 11, 2012   

This is the second Rubbermaid I have assembled. You must have a smooth, level subfloor...... I used heavy duty plastic pallets, on 12"x12" patio squares, framed together with 1x4" 's, covered with edge drip...I have put together both wood and metal sheds and never again will I do either. This is the shed of the 21st century....... hands down. The only drawback was that the "Factory" did not send all the correct parts I needed for the Roof Ridge Beam in the first shipment.......... causing a weeks delay in assembly........... If you follow all the instructions and lube the parts w/ soap a water ( a spray bottle works best) it will all go together w/o a problem

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Easy Assembly with Modular Panels and a Minimum of Screws
5 Star Review   By WalnutWatch on Home Depot - May 19, 2012   

We replaced our aluminum shed with the Rubbermaid resin shed. When disassembling the aluminum shed, there were so many screws to remove. I chose the Rubbermaid shed because of the few needs for screws for assembly. The panels just snap together. The middle roofing panel is a bit hard to install. Also, the unit is taller, allowing more room for the footprint. Good design for ease of assembly.

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Just what I needed for a reasonable price.
5 Star Review   By TheShedMan on Home Depot - Nov 22, 2011   

Thank you Home Depot! I had the need to find just the right size shed and this one fits perfectly.

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Great Little Shed
4 Star Review   By HawkDriver on Home Depot - Oct 12, 2011   

This is a great little shed for those looking to add some extra storage space or even just to have a place to stash all the lawn care equipment they may have. Started building the shed with the help of my brother-in-law and my father's girlfriend while my father layed out & leveled the base/platform with patio stones. Between the 4 of us, it only took about 5 hours from start to finish to put together (keep in mind that time includes assembling the shed AND setting the foundation). As others have mentioned, the worst part of the assembly has to be the roof panels. However, with some patience, muscle, and enough helping hands, it all goes together rather smoothly. Best advice is to just take your time, get help where you need it, and make sure you follow the directions correctly. The walls of the shed all line up and snap together into the heavy duty floor that comes with it. The panels of the wall (and the roof panels as well) all secure together with heavy duty plastic "locks" that slide into the grooves on the interior of the shed. The Roof is further secured by several screws into the wall panels and 4 "latch pins" that secure the corners of the roof to the rest of the shed. The doors are not very "heavy duty" but they are made of the same "double-walled" plastic as the rest of the shed and the main door latch is not very durable. Both doors (the main double doors and the rear single-door) can be secured with a padlock, but as we all know, they are only there to honest people out. For those looking for a "secure" storage area, you should look to spend more money and have one built. Realistically with this shed, the doors can pop-out pretty easily if you lift up the roof enough (as this happened repeatedly when moving the shed into position on the foundation we built). Also with that, one of my major complaints with this model is that the rest of the shed is fastened with plastic "locks" or screws, but the walls are not secured to the flooring provided with anything. The wall panels just sort of "pop" into place along the floor track and can easily "pop" back out. I plan on adding in some floor braces or "L-Brackets" throughout the interior to give some added support, but it would be nice to have something from the factory that is "intended" to be there. Lastly, other reviews have mentioned that the foundation surface or build site needs to be COMPLETELY LEVEL. Though I'm sure that would be helpful in a perfect world, the reality is that you can complete assembly on a surface that is for the majority level. As mentioned, a foundation for my shed was constructed by laying out 8"x16"x2" patio stones and leveling them by eye-sight. Doing so is more then sufficient for putting everything together. For those who are looking to build a foundation from wood or poured concrete, it would be wise to assemble the floor of the shed (steps 1 thru 3, I think) to be certain of the side platform you need. I know the product says " 7'x10' Storage shed"...but the actual floor dimensions are closer to " 7 ft x 10 ft 6 inches ". Just a heads up for anyone before they spend a heap of money on a foundation that might be too small. All in all, a great storage shed for those that are in the market for one....a few more "tweaks" to the design would have more then earned it a 5-star rating. But its major selling points are the vast storage space inside and for me personally the rear-access door is very convenient. Perhaps if this particular shed was offered for sale at more locations and better delivery options (was only available online through Home Depot and only "Curbside Truck Delivery" at $200) it would get a better rating too. For now, it's a "4-Star" rating and we'll see if that changes with the shed's durability and longevity. Busy now trying to find shelves and accessories for the shed and they are pretty hard to find too. Great buy (for what you're getting), shipping is a bit pricey, good luck to anyone who decides to purchase one.

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very nice shed
4 Star Review   By smw28 on Home Depot - Oct 11, 2011   

Very easy to put together IF you have a level base to build on. A nightmare if not , for the roof sections anyway.My friend & I bought the same shed we have a devil of time putting the roof sections because we build on a brick base which is uneven and on mine shed because I've a concrete base it took 1/3 of time off to setup. It also has a back door,but all the doors are not secure enough to hold any valuable in the shed.It looks good in my yard so I'm happy .

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Plenty of room for the typical homeowner
5 Star Review   By Woody on Home Depot - Sep 26, 2011   

First I Read thru the reviews and made a few notes especially about assembling the roof. All in all very easy to build. We followed the directions step by step checking the letter codes and arrows on each piece and took our time making sure that we had done each piece correctly before installing the next piece or snapping them in place. (Note the 3 little groups of arrows in the instructions denote the snapping sound). Using the liquid soap mix in a spray bottle is a must and a few taps with the rubber mallet helps when required. It is definitely a 2 person job and 3 wouldn't hurt. Although we took the advice in the reviews about raising the roof panels together which worked well we thought that assembling all 3 pieces together first and then lifting them up slightly above horizontal, setting them into the ridge beam and then lowering them slowly together could be done if you had 3 people. The trick is watching that the ridge beam doesn't twist. Try one roof panel first to get the feel of how it goes in paying close attention to the illustrations. Again, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!! one step at a time. Note that in step 34 the 2 people are just lifting the panel up onto the shed preparing to install it into the ridge beam We thought that they were sliding it onto the gable M piece but they were NOT!. Also note in step 35 that the person inside is holding the ridge beam so it doesn't twist and the panel is slightly above horizintal as it enters the beam, It's a bit tricky. Do not snap the roof panels into place along the gable and side panels until all 3 are in the ridge beam (per side). It took us 5 hours to complete everything and we are pleased with the results. Anyone that had major problems was either NOT following the directions step by step or had gotten it wrong. No special tools like straps are required, just what is listed on the instructions is all you'll need. As noted in the reviews having a fairly level area is important. Our shed was set up in the yard which required a little bit of fill in the low spots during assembly to flatten it out.

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Nice looking storage shed
4 Star Review   By Cman on Home Depot - Aug 13, 2011   

Has good storage space & design especially w/the wall mounted brackets. DEFINITELY a two person job to assemble the roof and level surface to build on is a must. We added the 2x6 suggested roof supports as we get lots of snow here in N.IL. The door handle assembly is not as sturdy as I expected and hope there is not problems with it in the future.

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Not to bad
4 Star Review   By CaptObvious on Home Depot - Jun 25, 2011   

After reading just about every review for this shed I decidded to purchase it. Unfortunately it was only available online and I had to pay for the shipping. Assembling the shed was pretty easy until I had to install the roof. They didnt include the ridge piece. This was a huge inconvience because the strength of the shed is based on putting the roof on. I called rubbermaid and had them send me the missing pieces which only took 3 days. Putting the roof together was also easy. From start to finish (minus the time waiting for the ridge piece) it only took me 3 hrs to assemble by myself. I think the key to assembling it would be patience and to make sure the walls are snapped in to the correct position before moving on. I do wish there were more shelving options besides using peg board or rails. All in all im happy with it.

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easily constructed.
4 Star Review   By Steve on Home Depot - Jun 25, 2011   

Went together quickly. Only problem is the published width is not the total width.The roof overhangs the wall by at least 1.5 inches. This prevented me from installing it where I really wanted it.

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Excellent Buy !!
4 Star Review   By Railroadflat on Home Depot - May 2, 2011   

I LOVE this shed. The roof was certainly challenging, but after reading all the tips and sheer muscle power (thankfully had a muscley friend to call upon :-) we were able to get the shed up in 6 hours in the rain. It's VERY sturdy. I love the sky lights and the two sets of doors so you can access the shed from either side. I built a wall of boxes across the center so I basically have two sheds. A personal side in front and a work side in back.

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Overpriced and not secure
1 Star Review   By HDShedReviewer on Home Depot - Mar 8, 2011   

Only after I had the shed up did I realize that it really is not made for secure storing of items. The doors can be pried off by a child. Although it has a padlock mechanism, it is really just for show. Other than this, it is a fairly decent shed that should last for about two years before falling apart. But definitely not worth even close to a thousand bucks. Also, be careful throwing footballs or baseballs around shed. If one hits it, the ball can almost put a hole right through the shed.

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Great Shed
5 Star Review   By frommototx on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2011   

Wanted a weather resistant shed for South Texas summers as well as insect resistant---Rubbermaid came through----instructions were good and all parts were included. Definitely a 2 person job and 3 is helpful when doing the roof, but all in all not an overwhelming job! And the doors being front and back is very convenient!

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Very sturdy, spacious shed
5 Star Review   By kawac14 on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2010   

I looked at several sheds in this price range and settled on the Rubbermaid because it appeared sturdier than others. (One competing model actually warns that its roof may collapse with more than 6 in of snow.) The Rubbermaid, along with the optional 2x6 roof supports, appears that it would hold a couple feet of snow, not uncommon around here. Installation was a snap (literally) and the instructions were thorough and easy-to-follow. My package was missing some key parts (probably the fault of the store, who had previously opened and then resealed the box.) I called Rubbermaid and they promptly sent the replacements. I installed my shed on a slab that was 10.5 feet square. It's a good thing that my slab was slightly oversize, because this 7' x 10' shed is actually about 10.5 feet long. As others have commented, installing the roof panels can be quite frustrating. My wife and I struggled for about 2 hours with the center roof panel before discovering a "trick" that helped us the rest of the way. Popping the panels in is easy unless you are butting a second panel up to a previously installed panel. We discovered that if you lift the installed panel up just above horizontal and then slide the next panel into the slot while its resting on the raised installed panel, it will seat more easily. Then lower both panels into position. Then install the third panel the same way, lifting the two previously seated panels, seating the third, and then lower all three down. I can't speak to the reliability, but the design is very clever and appears that it will last a long time. Now it's time to start looking for some interior hooks and shelves.

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Accurate specifications
5 Star Review   By Dcal on Home Depot - Aug 28, 2010   

I purchased a Rubbermaid shed for a slab that was a specific 10 feet in width. When the pieces of the structure came out of the box, the sides were longer than advertised and I had to pour additional concrete in order to use the shed. Other than that, the shed is a very good structure and well worth the price.

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7ftX10'6"
4 Star Review   By 00Rich00 on Home Depot - Aug 16, 2010   

This would have been a good build if I didn't go off the product title on this web site before I built a 7 X 10ft wooden platform to later find out there was a 6 inch over hang after assembling this thing. Did the assembly by myself it was easy to follow directions and was able to put it together in under 6 hours. The roof was tuff like all the other peoples comments had implied but all I did was hold each roof panel on an upward incline and used the twist and hammer punch approach to knock the top grooves into place before locking them all together. But this is a clean looking shed that matched the siding color of my house. The padlock holes to lock up the front and back doors were built for smaller lock that are easier to cut off, but locks only keep honest people honest. This is a plastic shed that would never stand a chance in areas of high crime rates. This shed comes in two giant boxes that I was able to move each box with a dolly once off loaded from the $19.99 rental truck ordeal> I listened to the other reviews to build a level platform when assembling this because it makes perfect sense even though it feels like overkill for something made of plastic but overall the shed was an easy do it urself job for me but I definately should have never went with the 7X10 title as indicated on this website to build a platform that took me two days to build before even assembling this...lesson learned

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Big Max Storage Shed
5 Star Review   By 86Tbird on Home Depot - Aug 11, 2010   

I found this to be a very well engineered and simple to assemble kit, which should go up quickly with a few tips: The left and right wall & roop panels are different. They are clearly marked, just pay attention. Assign someone to pick the protective paper coating off the windows for the doors while you set up the base. It'll save you about 20 min. The stuff is hard to get off! Inspect the roof panels carefully, to choose a sequence for installation. I found the pieces bowed to varing degrees, with the sky lights panels being the worst. Install the most warped panel first, leaving the straightest piece for last. Use liquid soap liberally. Attempting to install the most warped panel last will lead to aggrivation and frustration (and probably futility). Two people are needed for assembly (primarily for the roof) and a level base is mandatory. It took us 4 hours to put up, but the tip on the roof panels should save an hour.

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Not BAD
4 Star Review   By Jmt53 on Home Depot - Aug 7, 2010   

The directions are easy to follow and the unit goes up without much trouble. I built it on an uneven blacktop surface. It only took minimal shimming on the front door to make them line up correctly. It would be less trouble if you have a level surface, but then most of us don't. You need at least one other helper to install the roof panels, otherwise its a breeze to build. Be sure to use dish soap and water in a spray bottle for lube, and make sure you have a rubber mallet to whack the snaps together. When completed it looks great! No painting and I can't tell you if it leaks or not because it hasn't rained yet. It looks pretty tight and I don't expect any major leaks if any. If you want a shed you can tear apart and move easily, this is it. I think its a good buy and my only complaint would be I needed a bigger shed, but that's not the fault of this one. All you need for tools is a cordless drill with a phillips bit, step ladder, rubber mallet, and soap dish soap. Not a bad deal at all, its quick and easy!

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Solid Product but not the best instructions
4 Star Review   By Whangster on Home Depot - Aug 5, 2010   

I bought mine about 5 years ago, and it has stood up well against, wind, rain, blazing sun and record 3 ft. snow. But just last night, it was hit by a mini wind tunnel, and blown to smitherines. I will buy another one, but I recall when I bought mine, it was challenging because if the foundation is not perfectly level, you will suffer the consequences of misaligned parts. Building a perfectly level foundation is the key to making this an easy build. The roof as many reviewers noted was challenging. It took me a few hours to finally get it right. There is a trick to it, and there is only one way to get it right. Read the instructions carefully and that should help, but you will definitely need extra hands. The suggested 2x8 beams for extra support should be a strong recommendation, unless you live in a windless area.

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Problems Were of my Own Making!!!
5 Star Review   By JimH2024 on Home Depot - Jul 29, 2010   

After reading the few negative reviews, I am compelled to add my own report. Everything went together without incident...until I got to the much besmerched "ROOF PANELS". My wife and I struggled for three hours trying to fit "round pegs into square holes". The next morning, I decided to reread the INSTRUCTIONS and STUDY THE DIAGRAMS. Within moments, it dawned on me that there are four different letter IDs for these panels; "P","AP","N",& "AN". "P"s and "AP"s go on the right side(as you look at the front doors); "N"s and "AN"s go on the left......just as the instructions show. Dahaaaa! I very quickly removed my ill fitting panels, and reinstalled them correctly with NO ASSISTANCE. My wife was at work and I didn't have enough guts to tell her we had to do it all over again, the corrct way. Would you belief...they snapped right in; no pounding or rubber mallet necessary. Getting the top flanges into the "Ridge Beam" was a bit "hairy", but with a little up/down wiggle and keeping pressure on the bottom edge, I got them to pop on in. Wife will help hold the edges down this evening while I screw the panels into the sides..final step. So, bottom line is, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS DUMMY !!!! Total, correct assembly time should be just under three hours. Incorrect assembly time...indefinite...until you read the instructrions. Regards to all and happy "Do It Yosefers" Jim

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I am very angry, sore and tired!!!
1 Star Review   By TyAW on Home Depot - Jul 25, 2010   

Do not purchase this product. I am on the 5th out of 6 roof panels and no matter what we do, it will not go into place. The roof assembly is a very poor design. Even though it would be alot of trouble now, I may just disassemble the whole thing, take it back and get a refund. No amount of liquid soap is going to fix this mistake.

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It's a great shed for the price
5 Star Review   By Nora1962 on Home Depot - Jul 21, 2010   

Someone said it's made of plastic and it looks it and berated it for that. Well, it wasn't trying to be anything else. Why'd you buy it? And it looks fine actually, plastic or not. I've had mine for three years now, and it's worked very well. It has held up to some strong winds and looks as good now as it did when I got it. I remember that the roof wasn't the easiest thing to get together, but it's because a person needs to have good height in order to have the leverage it needs to snap it into place. But anyone complaining that it's flimsy or difficult to figure out is simply not inclined for such things. It wasn't flimsy on a firm but simple foundation, and it wasn't difficult to figure out how it goes together. I'm pleased to have it.

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It's a snap
5 Star Review   By weezer on Home Depot - Jul 15, 2010   

I put this shed together by my self (62 - female) all except for four of the roof pannels. The directions were easy to follow and supplies were packaged accordinly. I placed it directly on a cement slab with no additional flooring support. I did put in the extra beem supports because of the extreme temp. here in Texas. I reccomment this unit for its quality of materials, easy to follow instructions, good looks and roomy storage.

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Right Front Door "issue"
5 Star Review   By SueD on Home Depot - Jul 14, 2010   

It went together well....small difficulties on the roof but very pleased with everything except the front doors need a screwdriver and a bit of force to close....but they do close!! Some improvement on the right front door would make it perfect!!! This was on a specially built foundation... Very pleased with the way it fits together in all other places though....

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Made of plastic...and it shows.
2 Star Review   By Cael on Home Depot - Jul 14, 2010   

The construction of this shed was simple in concept, but difficult in execution; there were steps that simply did not work until I went online and found hints that others had posted (like "put dishsoap on the roof pieces or they'll never go into the roof rail"). Once the shed was together, it felt flimsy. The doors close and latch, but without conviction, and then pulling them open feels as if you're going to pull them right off the shed. The final nail in this shed's coffin came a week or so ago, when a branch from a tree fell and struck one corner, popping the interlocking segments out from their grooves; there was no way to pop them back in without disassembling the shed back to its component parts and rebuilding it from the start, a task which I decided to leave for the upcoming weekend. But with its house-of-cards structural integrity compromised (every piece of this shed is only strong because it's connected to every other piece -- it's built like a household of codependent drug addicts), the insufferable thing has proceeded to dismantle itself slowly over the course of about four days, so that it is now less a shed and more a lean-to of former shed parts, bent and twisted and sad. Nearly $900 for the thing, and not worth the $80 I paid for the rental truck to haul it home. I've learned my lesson. I'm building an actual shed out of actual wood, and relegating this one to the recycle bin of shame.

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Big Max Ultra is great!
4 Star Review   By frenchy584 on Home Depot - Jun 26, 2010   

I had another shed that was metal and it did not last too long. I bought this shed as I need more space and liked the Hard Plastic design. I agree with most of the reviews that this was fairly easy to set up. All the parts are labeled and the directions are very well organized. The key is to have set up with a very good level foundation. My yard slopes so this was very important. I used plywood as my floor and then installed the Rubbermaid flooring on top. The toughest part is the roof so you really need two people to help push into the rail and then slowly lower to the side. It took a few times but it turned out great! They ship you some wall anchors, but you will need to order more if you put in amount of shelving in the shed. I would recommend this shed if you have the space as it is quite large but that is what I needed.

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hello, there.
5 Star Review   By greetings on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2010   

I concur with several of the other reviews. The foundation, as with any construction project, is the key - firm and level. The shed itself I found rather easy to assemble - and the instructions to be rather instructive.....and easy to follow. I was able to assemble the entire shed in just under 4 hours by myself. The roof was a little tough by oneself, but doable. I just used an extra set of hands for about 3 minutes on step 42. Only standing for a few weeks now, Sir Shed is holding up rather well, so far. I do recommend this product.

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Seems Decent
4 Star Review   By limelight on Home Depot - May 15, 2010   

My original plan was to create a level spot and sit the shed directly on the ground, but this turned out to be more difficult than anticipated. Instead, I would recommend building a simple foundation, which will give you a nice, level surface to start with. For me, this consisted of 9 pier blocks (or deck blocks) placed in three rows with three PT 2x4x16s cut down to length and topped with tongue-and-groove plywood flooring. Once you have your foundation in place, construction of the shed is fairly easy. Based on all of the reviews I had read, I really anticipated a lot of problems with the roof panels. In actuality, they are not really that hard to get on. The technique I used was simple: 1) Snap the first panel in place and ensure that it is "slid" all the way down against the end of the shed 2) Raise the second panel into place, overlapping the grooves between the two panels 3) WIth the second panel raised just above horizontal, hook the top of the panel under the roof beam 4) Have another person tap on the bottom of the panel with a rubber mallet along the spot closest to the roof beam in order to push the panel up into the roof beam. This step was only necessary for me on one panel. 5) Use a rubber mallet to hammer the panel forward, toward the roof beam, as you lower the back of it. If done correctly, the bottom of the panel will hook into the under side of the roof beam. 6) Repeat this process for the last panel. If you find that there is not quite enough room for the last panel to fit then you may need to use the rubber mallet to push the other panels down toward the opposite end of the shed. All in all, construction is easy and can mostly be done by a single person. It does help to have a second person to assist with a few of the steps, especially to hold the wall panels up while you assembly more pieces and to assist with the roof panels. I cannot speak to the durability of this shed as we just put it up last week. I am hoping that it will last for a long time and not warp.

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Shed
3 Star Review   By tryvinylshed on Home Depot - May 5, 2010   

The shed itself is okay, but the sides could have a little more strength. I would recommend purchasing the 2x6x120(?) for added ceiling support. Something that would have been good to know upfront. Assembly was relatively easy until the roof. The roof took forever and the final panel is extremely difficult. This needs improvement.

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Great product...tough installation...
4 Star Review   By twiz1 on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2010   

Once up the shed is great, pretty sturdy as it has been through several heavy storms with strong winds. My first advice to anyone purchasing this is to spend A LOT of time on leveling the ground as having the base squared up is the ony way this thing goes together easily. Also I found this thing almost impossible to put together in cold weather as the plastic is too ridgid. Once the weatehr warmed and the plastic softened it went together much easier.

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Plastic Storage Shed
5 Star Review   By pjg344 on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2010   

I found the shed easy to construct after installing the base. I love having plenty of storage for my garden equipment and tools. The shed weathers very well and has not had any trouble with lots of snow sitting on top. I have not had any trouble with critters getting into it either. I have had it now since 2008 and have had no problems. It still looks like new and is easy to keep clean inside and out. I definitely recommend it for the yard, large or small, a must have.

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Rubbermaid Shed
4 Star Review   By rob53 on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2010   

This shed was a gift from my boyfriend and I needed it. We put it up together and everything went well until we got to the roof panels. Well the directions weren't very clear in my book. We had to make adjustment on how to install it. It's a great shed and we filled it up, but still have room for more. I would tell people that you need two sets of hands for this project. Great gift!

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OUCH
1 Star Review     

Strengths: nice looking shed

Weakness: very flimzy and difficult to assemble

Anyone dumb enough to buy a big max shed is too stupid to put it together. At least, I was. It needs considerable re-engineering for strength and ease of construction. An after market beef up and tie down kit would be highly desireable

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