|Size (ft)||10 x 10|
|Weight (lbs)||8 (kit only)|
|Storage Space (cu ft)||750|
|Assembly time||4 - 6 hours (1 - 2 people)|
|Country||Made in the USA|
|Allows you to customize your shed||A little expensive for what it is|
|Easy to assemble||Door assembly needs attention|
|Material list provided||Base not included|
Do you need a storage shed frame kit to put up a shed? No, you can just use shed plans. But the framing kit does give confidence to those who haven’t got much DIY experience.
The frame kit takes out the need for any fancy angle cuts, by providing brackets which do that job. The brackets also stop the need to use any heavy equipment such as a nail gun.
The brackets come with an instruction and material list, so YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO BUY AND AT WHAT SIZES. Some hardware stores (home depot) will cut your lumber for you, so you may not even have to cut the lumber yourself!
The brackets are designed to be used with 2×2 lumber, which is relatively inexpensive. This saving can help offset the cost of the framing kit.
The beauty is that WHAT THE SHED LOOKS LIKE IS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU. If you have some left over siding you’re your house and you want your shed to match your house, then go for it. You can cover it in vinyl, wood, man-made composite, metal, plexiglass… the list goes on.
Another benefit is unlike a shed kit, you could easily make some adjustments to the shed if you wanted. Like adding a window or raising or lowering the height of the shed, which would be no problem. The company (E-Z Frames) also comments that they will send kits out for custom sizes, if you need it.
The doors are framed with the brackets, however they do require panels, hinges and a locking mechanism which will take some forethought. But on the upside, the way the truss is built, the shed also COMES WITH A SMALL LOFT IF YOU WISH TO USE IT.
If you want a customized shed and aren't confident in building one yourself then this frame kit is a good buy.
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|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|
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:
“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.