The Top 10 Best 8×6 Sheds - Zacs Garden

The Top 10 Best 8×6 Sheds

For Small to Medium Yard Storage…

This guy could use an 8x6 shed

An 8×6 shed is great for storing your push mower, bike, garden equipment and those items your better half won’t let you keep in the house anymore.

This size is also good at sneaking under the HOA or city/county permit requirements (be sure to check your local authorities.) So an 8×6 can save you some time, paperwork, hassle and grey hairs.

There are a few good value sheds of this size around, so we have put together a list of them.

*We have linked them to Amazon, because they reliably have most sheds that are available. However many of these sheds are also available at home depot, lowes, Wal-Mart and eBay.

Enjoy.

8 x 6 Shed Comparison Table 

 

Lifetime outdoor backyard shed

Outdoor Backyard Organizer by Lifetime

New kid on the block

Many plastic sheds try to look older than they are. This one embraces modern a little more with contrasting colors make the shed pop compared to other plastic sheds.

Inside and structurally you will find this shed like most other plastic sheds. Double doors, a high ceiling, and some natural light. In this case in the form of a shed long skylight.

And like many others, this plastic shed is not just plastic. The wall construction involves two panels on the outside and inside, then steel reinforcements in-between (like stud walls). The real difference is the modern design.

Overall:

It’s a fresher look and a foot bigger than the other Lifetime model, but it does cost extra too. See how much here.

PROS CONS
Modern looking design A little pricey
High roof and doors More shelves are added extras

 

Legacy 8x6 Wood Garden Shed

Legacy 8 x 6 Wood Garden Shed

Want to set yourself apart?

This is a beautiful shed. We love the look of wood sheds, but the window and door features really set this one apart. The flower boxes and shutters not only let natural light into the shed, but they look great.

Unlike some wood shed kits, with this one everything is included, even the floor kit. However, you do pay for the executive treatment. This shed is by far the most expensive 6×8 shed we could find.

If you want to make a statement, and want a jewel for your garden, then this is it.

Overall:

To see this exact shed click here, or to see more just like it here is the Homeplace structures website. 

PROS CONS
Beautiful Shed Very pricey
Will suit any yard You will want to live in it

 

Duramax Vinyl storage shed

DuraMate Vinyl Storage Shed

When you don’t have much choice…

The shed looks small and bland until you realize that it has been designed around strict HOA height regulations. The height is kept low to stay under fencelines, and the color is an off white (ivory)as to “keep the status quo”.

This may put some homeowners off, but the shed has also been designed with strength in mind. It has been tested against 115Mph winds and a heavy snow load.

The benefits don’t stop there. Vinyl is a good insulator (its used on electric kettles) and when combined with metal columns the shed becomes quite strong and sturdy.

Overall:

A strong contender for best value shed, although it looks quite bland. See the exact price here.

PROS CONS
Most HOA’s will like it Plain looking
Built strong Shed has a low roof

 

Lifetime 6418 8 x 5 shedOutdoor Storage Shed (6418)

More than meets the eye

If you like spending time in the garden and need a place for your tools and equipment then this shed fits the bill.

It looks nice, like every plastic shed you save yourself from any maintenance, or rot and rust issues.

Like you’d expect in a standard shed the doors are lockable and the shed doesn’t leak (if built on a flat surface.) Unlike a standard shed you get a high door opening (6.3ft), skylights for natural light, and plenty of shelving options. There are also vents for airflow and ventilation.

The plastic cladding has imprinted wood grain to give a wood look, but this shed isn’t the same as a wood shed. It’s not as strong or as sturdy, but it’s not expensive either.

Overall:

This shed has been produced by Lifetime for a while, and keeps getting strong reviews here.

PROS CONS
Good value Needs a flat level surface
Plenty of natural light A little bland looking

 

Duramax 30144 Store all

Duramax Store All Vinyl Shed with Foundation

Like retro?

Well even if you don’t this shed is a good buy. The pronounced weatherboard look will fit in with your weatherboard home. And if you don’t like the colors, you can paint it with a special high-grade exterior acrylic latex paint.

It is built strong like other Duramax sheds. The strength comes from the metal inserted columns in the Vinyl. It has been tested against 20 lbs/sq.ft and 115mph winds.

It also comes with a foundation (so no extra costs there) vents and a window so its pleasant to be inside.

The manufacturer says you could work in it, but it’s probably a little small for that.

Overall:

A great all-rounder if it suits your house, or you are willing to paint it. More details here.

PROS CONS
Built strong Retro style may not suit every yard
Comes with foundation

KETER Manor Outdoor Storage Shed

Manor Outdoor Storage Shed

An easy solution for your storage problems

It may not be the nicest looking plastic shed, but it’s great for those who want a quick solution, that will last.

It’s an easy assembly that will take you less than 5 hours. Once up you can park your push mower and gardening equipment in there, then walk away.

It comes with a fixed window and double doors. The color is a bluey-gray which looks nice against light colored homes. The two tone color scheme does give the shed a refined look.

If you are more curious, the instructions are available.

Overall:

A nice shed, that’s quick and easy to assemble. You can read more than 10 homeowner reviews on this shed here.

PROS CONS
Large door opening Color scheme may not suit every house
Durable construction Parts feel a little flimsy

 

Arrow Woodlake

Woodlake Steel Storage Shed

Wood grain without the hefty pricetag?

This great value metal shed sticks out against white. But its dark trim and wood grain panels mean that it won’t draw attention in a bush like setting.

If your house is exposed wood, or your property is very leafy and you don’t want a light colored shed sticking out like a sore thumb, then this is a good get.

Underneath the forest chameleon like exterior, the shed is your basic metal shed. It has metal panels treated against rust and corrosion, sliding lockable doors to keep the pests at bay and all for a very reasonable price.

Arrow have an installation demo and instructions on their site, you can see before you get started.

Overall:

This shed is a good buy if you’re after some out of the way storage. Read some homeowner reviews here.

PROS CONS
Great value No natural light
Wood camouflage appearance Doors a little stiff

 

Arrow Hamlet

Hamlet HM Steel Storage Shed

Are you renting or on a lease?

Not looking to spend a lot of money on your shed? The Arrow hamlet will give you the same 8×6 footprint, for less.

To put the shed together you really need a screwdriver (preferably a drill) and some patience. The instructions aren’t great, but the panels are predrilled and marked. Not including your foundation, the shed will assemble in around 3 – 6 hours.

The shed panels are a little flimsy, but they will hold up to strong weather in anchored properly. The shed comes with a 12 year limited warranty.

Overall:

The same 8×6 footprint, at a nicer price. Available at a good price here.

PROS CONS
Great value 2 person assembly
Tough & durable Panels can feel flimsy

 

 

Keter Factor Resin Shed

Factor Resin Shed by Keter

Attention fellow giants!

Are you 6 foot tall and want something you can walk into without bumpin’ your noggin?

If its space that your after then the KETER Factor Resin shed fits the bill. It’s still an 8×6 footprint, but it comes with 2 storage shelves but will fit more (added extras.) You can also use storage hooks and hang them from the steel frame for strong support.

The shed has a rustic style and features which do look nice. There is also plenty of natural light inside due to window and skylight, help keep the bugs off your garden equipment

Overall:

The extra height makes this a good option to maximize your 8×6 footprint. Available here.

PROS CONS
Extra tall Pad lock only
Plenty of natural light Panels can dint

 


Flower house

Walk-In Storage House – XXL

Storage on the go

First of all we are first to say that this is a tent not a shed, and realy should be treated as a tent. It isn’t for year round reliable storage.

Not only is there next to no security, but the flower house is light. It does come with ground anchors, but it is most likely that your items will be what keeps this shed on the ground in moderate to strong winds.

The positives about this storage tent are that the price is right, and its quick and easy to set up. But do you really want to put your garden equipment in this?

Overall:

Good for something that locks itself i.e. motorbike or ATV, or for extra storage whilst camping. Read some reviews from people who thought this was a cheap answer to a wood shed here.

PROS CONS
Easy to set up Flimsy
Cheap No security

 

 

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