Fast Framer Universal Storage Shed Framing Kit Review
[quote]The Fast Framer shed kit is an easy to construct… It will give you the confidence to build your next shed, without using the kit.[/quote]
|Size (ft)||7 x 8, 8 x 14 or 10 x 22 (more than one kit may be required)|
|Construction time||4 - 8 hours (2 people)|
|Brackets make building the frame easier||Brackets are flimsy under load|
|Easy to modify||Instructions are a little ‘light’ – 2 pages|
|Creativity given in the look of your shed|
|Material list (sizes) included|
If you have your heart set on a timber shed, but don’t have the money or experience to build it from scratch, you can bridge the gap with this kit.
It’s really like training wheels for people who are new to woodworking and want to build a shed. The plans guide you, and the brackets take the technical stuff out of building. The kit gives just about everyone the ability to go and build their own timber shed.
The brackets themselves are made from Galvanized steel, so they won't rust or corrode over time. However, they are a little flimsy when twisted or bent under pressure. They can be straightened and if they aren’t abused this will not affect the lifetime of the bracket.
The kits do allow some creativity, and allow modifications to be made easily. You can make your door as wide as you wish, or even raise the height of your roof for extra storage.
The Fast Framer shed kit is an easy to construct, no-brainer product for anyone that may not know, or cannot make angled cuts. It will give you the confidence to build your next shed, without using the kit.
“I have no idea about DIY, can I build this shed?”
The instructions are there to help, but you do need some construction and woodworking knowledge before attempting this, or borrow someone that does.
You will need to:
- Build the foundation/floor
- Go to the lumber yard and purchase what you need (material list provided)
- Cut lumber to size (ask lumber yard if they will do it for you or do it yourself and buy a compound saw)
“How much does the materials cost to build this shed?”
On average the shed material will cost anywhere from $500-$1000 depending on what finish you use, what size shed you build, and the foundation you put in. These are all DIY prices.
Sorry we cannot be more specific, although one reviewer did build his for approximately $700 including the cost of the kit a few years ago.