My wife and I purchased a full size shed from Sears we did not know whether or not it was going to be enough room to store everything. After we had gotten the shed home we noticed that it was just not quite large enough so we proceeded back to the store and purchased an additional small 20cu.ft. Horizontal short shed. We were not too sure about the price so we tried to do some shopping around a little, we found the same model at Home Depot for just about the same price. Since we had already purchased the large one from Sears, we decided to buy this one from there also. The price was not bad; it was only $150 plus tax.
Recommend this product?
This 20 cu.ft. measures approximately 55” x 26” x 34”, this is the outside dimensions, the inside dimensions are 50” x 22” x 30”. The overall weight is just 50 pounds. You can open it up either by the flip top lid or the two barn doors in the front. This is a light bronze in color, and has the capabilities of being able to be locked by a built in hasp. There is a rod, just like the one you have on your car, to hold the hood up. This is also big enough to install a couple of shelves for the smaller hand tools that you have. Everything will be safe, secure, and dry with this smaller unit. You will never have to worry about this rusting because it is made of a very plastic resin and is virtually indestructible. You can also use this for any metals or aluminum cans that you are saving to turn into cash instead of having all of that lay out in the open in bags for the insects and the bees to fly around to bother you. This is usually a pretty good sealed unit.
Experiences and Uses
When I first got this at home, I could not believe that it was so light, for the size of this it was, it only weighed fifty pounds. I started to wonder how this would stand up to all of my kids and dogs. It was a real snap to put this together, it literally only took me about 30 minutes to put this together. The whole time that I was assembling this kid and dogs had more fun with the empty boxes than anything else. Our daughter would put the boxes on top of the little dogs and it looked as if we had some live boxes vacuuming our lawn. We first started using this for our garden tools but as time went on, we noticed that it did a better job keeping the flying insects away from everyone when they came over for a get together. We having been using this for about two years and with all of the kids and grandkids’ and dogs that climb all over this it is a wonder it is still in one piece. This is very durable and can take a beating even when our grandkids take a baseball bat or throw a ball at it. It still has not cracked under pressure. We have extremely cold winters here and the freezing temperatures that we get has in no way has affected the integrity of this shed. When this is empty, it is so light, that you can slide it all around the yard to a different spot if you get bored with the spot that you have it in. We have tried all kinds of heavy tools inside of this and as of yet we have not damaged it. With all of the abuse that this has gone through, I am very surprised that it is still so new looking. If this gets dirty, all we do is just rinse it off with a garden hose and the dirt just falls off. Now, if it gets a scuffmark then all we do is use a little bit of bleach and water and elbow grease and let set for a few minutes and presto, it comes out looking clean as glass. Another use for this is a little unorthodox, but you could possibly make this into a large doghouse. Our dog just loves playing inside of this with her.
This particular model has a lifetime warranty and since we purchased it from Sears, they usually will help us out when we call them about this product. However, as of yet we have had absolutely no problems with this shed, no matter what we use it for.
If you are limited for space for a large shed, then a couple of these will solve your problem. You will not be unsatisfied, with the space that this will save you in the garage. The price will vary sometimes, especially if you watch the sales papers. We are very happy with this storage shed and I can highly recommend this to anyone.