The Top 10 Best 8×6 Sheds
For Small to Medium Yard Storage…
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.
8 x 6 Shed Comparison Table
|Outdoor Backyard Organizer||Lifetime||8 x 6.5||Plastic||★★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 3 people)||N/A||$$$$$|
|Legacy 8 x 6 Garden Shed||Suncast||6.9 x 8.1||Wood||★★★★||8 - 16 hours (1 - 2 people)||N/A||$$$$$$+|
|DuraMate Vinyl Storage Shed||DuraMax||6 x 7.85 x 5.25||Vinyl||★★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||3.9||$$$|
|Outdoor Storage Shed (6418)||Lifetime||8 x 5 x 8||Plastic||★★★★||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||3.4||$$$|
|Store All Vinyl Shed||DuraMax||8 x 5.5 x 7.2||Vinyl||★★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||N/A||$$$$|
|Manor Outdoor Storage Shed||Keter||6 x 8 x 7.4||Plastic||★★★☆||3 - 5 hours (1 - 2 people)||3.5||$$$|
|Woodlake Steel Storage Shed||Arrow||8 x 6 x 5.6||Metal||★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||4.5||$$|
|Hamlet HM Steel Storage Shed||Arrow||8.3 x 5.9 x 5.65||Metal||★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||3.4||$|
|Factor Resin Shed||Keter||8.4 x 6 x 8||Plastic||★★★☆||3 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)||3.7||$$$$|
|Walk-In Storage House - XXL||Flower House||6 x 7.5||Fabric||★★||less than 1 hour (1 person)||2||$|
1. 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.
It’s a fresher look and a foot bigger than the other Lifetime model, but it does cost extra too. See how much here.
Modern looking design
A little pricey
High roof and doors
More shelves are added extras
2. 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.
To see this exact shed click here.
Will suit any yard
You will want to live in it
3. 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.
A strong contender for best value shed, although it looks quite bland. See the exact price here.
Most HOA’s will like it
Shed has a low roof
4. Outdoor 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.
This shed has been produced by Lifetime for a while, and keeps getting strong reviews here.
Needs a flat level surface
Plenty of natural light
A little bland looking
5. Duramax Store All Vinyl Shed with Foundation
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.
A great all-rounder if it suits your house, or you are willing to paint it. More details here.
Retro style may not suit every yard
Comes with foundation
6. 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.
A nice shed, that’s quick and easy to assemble. You can read more than 10 homeowner reviews on this shed here.
Large door opening
Color scheme may not suit every house
Parts feel a little flimsy
7. Woodlake Steel Storage Shed
Wood grain without the hefty price tag?
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.
This shed is a good buy if you’re after some out of the way storage. Read some homeowner reviews here.
No natural light
Wood camouflage appearance
Doors a little stiff
8. 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.
The same 8×6 footprint, at a nicer price. Available at a good price here.
2 person assembly
Tough & durable
Panels can feel flimsy
9. 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
The extra height makes this a good option to maximize your 8×6 footprint. Available here.
Pad lock only
Plenty of natural light
Panels can dint
10. 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?
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.
Easy to set up
Thanks for reading. We hope you found what you are looking for…
If you're not sure which shed would suit your needs, or what size would fit all your things, start at my shed introduction page.