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Durable blowmolded resin construction
Product Dimensions: 48.8 x 56 x 79.8 inches ; 146 pounds
Shipping Weight: 146 pounds
Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Item model number: BMS6500
I bought this about a month ago and assembled it alone in my back yard in about 2 hours, and Bam! I had a shed! There were some minor problems with part fit, but no show stoppers. The next day, I cut a shelf for it according to the diagram in the instruction manual and it fit perfectly.
The quality seems good, the instructions were accurate, if repetitive. One warning: this is a heavy box when you get it. You don’t really need help to assemble it if you are tall, but you do need help to move the box around when it arrives.
I have a reel-mower, hoes and rakes, brooms, hoses, paint cans, a weedeater, a croquet set and a bunch of stuff like that all now off my deck and in this shed. It’s a nice looking shed: under-stated. It just sort of disappears. In the last few weeks it’s been through blistering heat and pouring rain and wind. Everything inside has been just fine- no leaks and no problems. It comes with a plastic floor, but I put it on top of a base made out of 12″ square pavers. I don’t think it would have done well just putting it right on the uneven ground.
Only complaint: the doors aren’t quite aligned and you feel that when you open and close them- which may be due to the base I put down being off a bit. I eyeballed it and it may be slanted.
All in all, I recommend this shed. Nicely done, Suncast.
Easy to assemble
This shed is probably the easiest one I have put together. I did it myself in about 30 minutes even though it recommends 2 for the roof panels. Each piece was well labeled and the instructions were excellent. It is also well constructed. I would definitely purchase this product again.
I just LOVE this shed
This is the third Suncast shed I have built. I have the 20 cubit foot, and the 52 cubic foot. The contents have ALWAYS stayed dry, no leaks at all, and I am in an area where we get torrential rains in the summer. This 98 cubic foot shed is almost identical to the others except bigger, much bigger. It is helpful to have a second person handy to help hold the walls while you insert the plastic screws. It is built to accommodate 4 wood shelves that you would have to make yourself. Too bad they do not sell prefab plastic shelves as an option. What I did was buy TWO sets of five tiered plastic shelving at Lowes that measured 42 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 72 inches wide. Home Depot only has 36 inch wide shelves. Even with the 44 inch wide shelves, I still had almost 10 inches inches on one side to put a 4-step step ladder and some tools. Even with the shelves being 72 inches high, I still had room to put 4 folding plastic chairs on the top shelf. I used shims under the front legs of the shelves to tip them a little backward for added stability. Even with all that shelving, I still have another 8 inches of pure space between the front of the shelves and the shed doors for large stand up times. Put the shed on a base of 12 inch x 12 inch concrete pavers (Home Depot or Lowes), not directly on the ground. Also, for high wind or hurricane prone areas, buy a shed tie down kit (Lowes-4 to a kit), or Home Depot, sold individually. They are steel rods 30 inches long with 3 curved blades on the bottom to anchor into the ground. You will need 2 per side and a heavy steel rod to give you the leverage to screw the anchor into the ground, which takes a LOT of effort. I use 1/2 inch nylon robe for the tie down I bought a 300 foot spool on Amazon for MUCH less than 100 foot at Home Depot. 3/8 inch may not be strong enough for hurricane strength winds. I only attach the rope when there is a hurricane on the way because when the rope is on, you cannot open the shed doors. One other FYI. One plastic screw would not screw into its female counterpart on one side panel. Fortunately, it was the middle screw , but the bottom and top screw did hold. Similarly, one of two screw on one side of the top metal rod would not hold into its female receptacle but 3 screws did hold. I called Suncast and they were perfectly willing to send replacement panels but I felt it was, in my particular case, it was not crucial so I did not order the replacements since I did not want to have to partially disassemble the shed for a non critical issue. I could have used gorilla glue, etc, to get the two screw to hold but did not even bother. Other reviews have occasionally had the same problem with a plastic screw and used a 5/8 x 1 1/2 inch screw and washer to fix the problem. I tried it and it worked perfectly. Need to use about 6 washers for a tight fit. I am 100% happy with this shed. It holds a ton of stuff, especially with the plastic shelving I described above. BUY THIS SHED .
SUNCAST 98-CUBIC FOOT SHED
basically a good product, looks good, goes together easily, keeps rain water out, and doors work well as long as your set up on solid level ground. One bummer though was that 2 of the plastic screw bolts that screw into the siding panels to connect didn’t tighten due to a bad female receptacle in the panel(oversized hole,mold defect) but using 2, 5/8" by 1-1/2" machine thread bolts w/washer allowed me to connect securly without any damage to the panels. I’m a happy camper and fortunately didn’t have to request new panels from the manufacturer.
I had to put it together twice, but that was my fault as I tried to rush through the process.It came out well on 2nd try, and is doing exactly what it is supposed to.
Great storage solution
My husband tackled the assembly w/o any help and finished pretty quickly. We added a shelf unit and found there is plenty of room for yard tools, materials, etc. This was a great storage solution for us.
I got a good price on this storage shed I’d been wanting for sometime. It basically what you see in the picture. Heavy in the box. Easy to assemble. Can lock with a pad lock through the door handles if desired.
Suncast 98-Cubic Foot Shed
Easy to assemble except for the top. Had problems with alignment of doors. Nice construction, good material & good size.
Was easy to put together. Level base is a must. Got it at a sale price, now sorry I did not buy two!