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GOT A SMALL to medium size yard?
Looking to store a push lawnmower and garden equipment?
Don’t want any maintenance and an easy shed assembly?
If so then a 6 x 4 is the perfect companion for your yard tools
They are small enough to fit neatly in the corner of your yard, but large enough to hold the necessities. With a large selection to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you?
Here is a quick and simple guide to help you find the solution that fits your needs the best
- Is it big enough to let your push mower in easily and other larger items? (i.e. ladder)
- Does it come standard or do you need to buy some separately
- Is the shed tall enough for brooms, rakes and other long handled garden implements?
- If you plan on storing gas powered push mower, weed wacker and some spare gas, oil and/or paint ventilation is important
- Is the floor/base included or is it an added extra?
Now you have a good idea of what you should be looking for when shopping for a 6 x 4 plastic shed, here are five of the most popular models available for your consideration.
Keter is one of the better-known brands of resin sheds and offers a pretty wide range of sizes. They are also one of the more affordable brands and in general give you more than you are paying for in terms of quality.
Being a 4 x 6 shed, you aren't going to have room for a riding lawn mower, but then this shed is not really made for that anyway. However, there is plenty of room for your garden tools, kids' toys, and extra junk you don't want to clutter the garage up with.
This shed is the perfect size for small spaces in your backyard. Surprisingly though, is that despite its small footprint, there is plenty of usable room inside
The roof lacks the support needed for heavy loads of wet leaves or snow and will bow if you do not take the time to keep it swept off
The instruction manual is well thought out and detailed making it possible to assemble the shed in around 3 hours or less
The roof design makes for a poor fit that needs to be caulked or it might leak
The resin material used is of very high quality and seems to be very durable
Walls and roof are made of honeycomb plastic that some might find a bit flimsy
Suncast is another very popular brand of plastic shed, this one is a bit smaller than most at only 6 x 3. However, if all you need is somewhere to store your garden tools, you probably don't need much more space than this anyway.
The one thing that truly sets this plastic shed apart is that it is 6 feet wide by 3 feet deep, which is a bit uncommon in this size range. The double doors offer plenty of room to get in and out while the reinforced floor lets you store heavier items inside.
Double wall resin panels for added strength make this shed a good choice for windy regions and add extra security
The slightly smaller size seriously limits the types of things you can store inside. Despite the double doors, you still can't park a riding lawn mower inside.
Steel reinforced roof panels make this shed a better choice if you have low overhanging trees or experience a lot of snow in the winter
The snap together assembly may not offer enough strength if you live in an area with high winds
The narrow depth lets you put this shed in cramped locations or up against a wall of your house without it getting in the way
Instructions do not say you have to install the roof supports first. If you try to add them later, you will find yourself taking the roof back off
At a full 4 x 6, the Manor offers plenty of room for your lawnmower, garden tools, and more. Made of Keter's own brand of plastic resin, this shed will never rot, rust, dent, or peel.
It also won't succumb to the effect of heat or cold and offers you a total of 113.2 cubic feet of usable storage space. What a great way to get rid of the clutter in your garage and open up space so you can park your car in it instead.
The Manor is perfect for all of your storage needs.
Gable ventilation lets out the fumes and smells from things like your lawn mower or weed trimmer
Despite its size, the Manor only has a single door that is not big enough for a riding lawn mower
Has a single fixed window that lets in natural light so you don't have to install any kind of lighting
There are no pre-drilled holes in the panels, you have to drill them yourself as you assemble the shed
Superior quality and heavy duty resin materials make the Manor a very good deal for your money
The corrugated resin parts seem to be flimsy but only until your shed is fully assembled
If you are in the market for a plastic shed for your backyard, this slightly oversized shed from Rubbermaid is just what you need. The inside dimensions are 52" wide by 72" deep by 72" high, making it one of the biggest in the 4 x 6 class.
Unlike the Keter Manor, this one offers true double-wall construction and a heavy-duty impact resistant floor that can handle the weight of your riding lawn mower and more.
A great choice for those who need a lot of storage space in a shed that won't rust, rot, or fall prey to the kids kicking soccer balls against it.
The use of heavy duty impact resistant plastic makes this one of the strongest and most durable sheds in its class
Due to the design, this shed is going to take two people to put it together in a reasonable amount of time
Double doors mean you can park your riding lawn mower inside and the heavy duty floor is made to handle the weight
The metal frame and screws all tend to rust in a very short time frame. You will need to paint the frames and replace the screws with stainless steel ones to avoid having this problem
Instructions are well laid out and easy for anyone, even a beginner, to follow
The doors do not stay closed in windy conditions unless you have a padlock in place, but why wouldn't you lock your shed anyway?
The Cascade is another excellent plastic shed from Suncast and features heavy duty double wall construction for added strength and durability.
The shingle style roof panels are reinforced with metal reinforcement for added strength. The double doors not only have windows in them, but they also feature lockable metal handles for improved security.
The interlocking pieces make the Cascade one of the easier 4 x 6 plastic sheds to assemble, perfect for the inexperienced builder.
Interlocking pieces not only make the Cascade easy to assemble, but also create a strong finished product
If you don't have the base perfectly level, the doors may not line up or stay closed properly
Can be assembled in less than 5 hours by one or two people quite easily
Some of the assembly holes do not line up properly, making assembly of certain parts difficult
Priced well below some of its competitors yet offers higher overall quality
The instruction manual is poorly laid out, making it hard to follow
There are a lot of 4 x 6 plastic sheds on the market, some may be better than these, far more of them fail to come even close. These are five of the most popular and better-made ones.
They will all work just fine for most needs ranging from tool and lawn mower storage to a dry place to stash your junk. Just be sure you choose one that is rated for your specific needs and be sure to follow the assembly instructions to the letter if you want your plastic shed to last.
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