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10 Great Ideas for Secure Garbage Can Storage

10 Great Ideas for Secure Garbage Can Storage That’s Also Neat & Tidy

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ARE YOU SICK AND TIRED or looking at your smelly trash cans sitting beside or behind your house?

Do they seem to constantly attract all kinds of birds, bugs, rodents, and other pests?

Are you looking for some type of secure garbage can storage, but not really up to building what you need from scratch?

I know the feeling as I needed something for my trash cans and being pushed for time, did a little looking around to see what's out there. The good news is that there are a number of great models on the market at reasonable prices for you to choose from.

Things You Should be Looking for in Secure Garbage Can Storage Units

There are of course several things you need to consider before you start shopping for your garbage can storage shed. I recommend you keep all of these in mind while doing your homework to make sure you have the highest possible chance of getting the right one the first time.

  • Cost –  Start out by deciding how much you can afford to spend. Personally, I set two different amounts, the first is the amount I really want to spend, if I can find what I am looking for at this amount, then I consider it a win. Secondly, I set a maximum amount or how much more I am willing to spend if I find exactly what I am looking for and the price is more than I originally wanted to spend. (This gives me just a little bit of flexibility)
  • Size –  Like so many things in life, when it comes to secure garbage can storage, size does count. You need a storage unit that is big enough to fit all of your outdoor garbage cans and recycling bins. Anything smaller will still leave you with a smelly mess you and your neighbors will be able to see and smell.
  • Materials – Today, the most common materials used in the construction of garbage can storage sheds are either plastic or wood. Plastic typically costs significantly less (depending on brand), but wood may be better suited to climates where there is a lot of snow.
  • Appearance – While you might not think about the appearance of the structure you are buying to hide your garbage cans, your neighbors certainly will. Your best option is to buy a storage shed that blends into your yard rather than one that stands out like a sore thumb or for that matter an overflowing stinky garbage can.
  • Number of Doors –  This varies based on size and design, from those with a single front door to two doors and/or an openable roof. Make your choice based on the number of bins you plan to put in it and whether or not you want easy through the roof access. Bear in mind that the more doors your garbage can storage unit has, the more it is likely to cost.

One more thing to consider when shopping for a garbage can storage unit is whether you plan to use it for any other type of storage. For example, do you plan to store the family's bikes in there or a few garden tools? If so, you need to make sure that the final storage unit you buy is big enough to fit everything comfortably.

10 Great Secure Garbage Can Storage Units Worth Taking a Look At

1. Leisure Season Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed   

Three doors down or up as needed with this shed built to hold two full-size wheelie bins

LEISURE SEASON Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed

This large 3-door secure garbage can storage unit is made from tongue and groove planks and outdoor quality hardware for extra durability. The lid is curved to help eliminate snow, ice, and water build up and there is plenty of room for two large wheelie bins. With the doors open, rolling the bins in and out is a breeze. This shed is easy to assemble and comes with hydraulic lifts for the lid so you can open it easily with one hand.

Pros Cons
Solid wood construction Materials seem a bit flimsy
Easy to assemble Needs to be clear coated for better protection
Acrylic protective coating for longevity Lid can be hard to close for taller people

 

2. Suncast BMS4700 The Stow-Away Horizontal Storage Shed  

Reinforced floor with ramp makes rolling your trash cans in and out easier

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Made from blow-molded plastic, this garbage can storage shed is big enough to hold two 96-gallon wheelie bins. The sloping lid is mounted on a pair of pneumatic lifts to make opening it easier. The poly material used is UV and weather resistance and will hold up to the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter without rusting, corroding, or rotting. The two-tone gray finish fits in with most exterior decors and keeps the entire shed quite low-key.

Pros Cons
Blow Molded Plastic is strong and durable Must be placed on level ground or a foundation
Lots of interior space Takes a while to assemble
Moderately priced Poor quality manufacturing

 

3. Keter Store-It-Out MAX Outdoor Resin Storage Shed    

Wood grain good looks, polypropylene resin and steel construction for durability

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This stylish garbage can storage shed offers a lovely wood grain texture in neutral colors that will blend nicely into your yard. Made from polypropylene resin with steel reinforcement this shed will provide your trash bins with many years of protection. Like most good outdoor storage units, this one features two doors and an easy open roof. The roof features a “linking system” that lifts the tops of your trash bins when you raise the roof, making it easier than ever to throw your trash in the bin.

4. RubbishWrap Outdoor Garbage Enclosure – Trash Bin Shed Storage Double Unit     

Snap-together assembly lets you put this storage unit together in 5 minutes

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This garbage can storage unit may not have a roof, but what it lacks in a roof, it more than makes up for this lack in style. Made from a material that is wind, UV, and weather resistant, you can paint it to suit your exterior décor. The doors lift up out of the way for loading and unloading trash bins up to 96 gallons in size, the largest bins currently in use in the U.S. The best part is that the whole thing can be snapped together in five minutes without tools.

Pros Cons
Material is capable of being painted High cost
Very aesthetically pleasing appearance Not strong enough to keep larger animals out
Rapid Assemble Material easily damaged by weedeater string

 

5. Suncast BMS3400 34 cu. ft. Horizontal Shed    

Reinforced floor holds more weight than many sheds

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One of the best things about this storage shed from Suncast, is that it has a heavy-duty floor.  While most of us really don't need this for our trash cans, it can come in handy if you ever plan to use it for something else. The wood grain texture and neutral finish let this garbage can storage shed blend smoothly into your yard. Doors even have a built-in hasp so you can secure your bins with a padlock.

Pros Cons
Reasonably priced Only fits up to 43-gallon trash cans
Easy to assemble Hinges break off
Heavy-duty floor Needs to be placed on a solid foundation

 

6. Rubbermaid Outdoor Horizontal Storage Shed, Large

Features double walls for added strength and durabilityRUBBER

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This is not just meant to be a garbage can storage unit, it can be used for a  wide range of storage needs. Coming from Rubbermaid, it is (as you might expect) made from heavy-duty plastic that is dent, leak, and weather resistant.  Comes with notches for shelving molded into the sides to add more storage options. Total storage capacity is 32 cubic feet, giving it room for up to three standard size trash cans.

Pros Cons
Double wall construction for added strength Instructions are not correct or easy to follow
Room for 2 to 3 trash cans Doors do not stay in place wind blows open
Needs to be on a flat solid base Animals can get into your trash cans

 

7. Suncast FS4423 Outdoor Screen Enclosure

Elegant enclosure with no roof for your bins

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Not everyone needs or wants a garbage can storage enclosure that has a roof on it. This one can be used to screen your bins from the public eye and thanks to the lack of a roof, is very easy to get in and out of. The set comes with four panels and five posts that you can use to form an “L”, a “U”, or even a zigzag as needed. The resin material used to manufacture this screen is very durable and will resist the sun's UV rays as well as freezing temperatures. Each panel measures 23 inches wide.

Pros Cons
Very easy to assemble No roof to keep out weather and pests
No roof makes getting in and out easy Steel posts may eventually rust
Can be used for more than hiding your trash cans Blows over easily in the wind

 

8. Outdoor Living Today – Oscar Waste Management Shed  

Room for your garbage, compost, and recyclables

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The garbage can storage shed has room for a pair of 58-gallon trash cans or three smaller ones. Made from Western Red Cedar, this shed should provide you with many years of reliable service in virtually any type of weather. The arched lid makes it much easier for you to access the tops of your bins easily and has a pair of gas-charged cylinders to hold it up. The double front doors and lid fit together snugly to help keep critters on the outside.

Pros Cons
Western Red Cedar offers excellent durability Some of the pre-drilled holes don't line up
Excellent quality materials used throughout Gas shocks can be challenging to install
Easily to follow assembly instructions Online instructions better than those that come with it

9. Bosmere Rowlinson A042 Garbage Bin Storage Shed,   

Why settle for three doors when you can have four?

Bosmere_Rowlinson_Garbage_ShedBOSMERE  Rowlinson A042 Garbage Bin Storage Shed

When you are looking for an attractive garbage can storage shed, then this all wood beauty might be just what you are looking for. Instead of a single heavy lid, this model has the lid split into two halves that can be attached to the lids of your trash cans, lifting them up so you can easily throw your trash bags away. This shipboard style cladding is 12 millimeters thick for added durability.

Pros Cons
12 mm thick cladding for added durability No hydraulic cylinder to lift lids
Four doors for ease of access Wood lid props can fall out dropping lids
Chains lift trash can lids for convenience Thin roof may not hold heavy snow loads

 

10. Suncast BMS2500 Horizontal Storage Shed

Double wall resin construction with reinforced floor

Suncast_BMS2500_Horizontal_Storage_ShedSUNCAST BMS2500 Horizontal Storage Shed

The curved roof and double resin wall construction make this a very strong choice for your garbage can storage shed.  The three-door locking system ensures the doors stay firmly locked in place and help to keep animals out. The bolt-together assembly makes putting this shed together relatively easy. Curved lid features a prop rod to keep it up and the double doors make getting your wheelie bins in and out simple and stress-free.

Pros Cons
Durable double-wall construction Top may rip off in high winds
Easy bolt-together assembly Top warps in the hot summer sun
Holds up to two 96-gallon trash cans Made from flimsy materials

 

Time to Take Out the Trash

While only some of these are listed as being made specifically for garbage can storage, they can all be used for just about anything you want to put in them. It is very hard to decide which is the best, but for my money, I prefer the Leisure Season Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed. It might be a bit more expensive than some of the plastic/resin models but looks good beside my garage and keeps my garbage out of sight. I hope this information helps you find the right outdoor garbage can storage for you home.

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The 5 Most Popular 6 x 4 Plastic Sheds

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We made it easy for you to choose your best 6x4 plastic shed...

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?

6 x 4 Plastic Shed Buying Guide - What To Look For

Here is a quick and simple guide to help you find the solution that fits your needs the best

Size of door

- Is it big enough to let your push mower in easily and other larger items? (i.e. ladder)

Shelving

- Does it come standard or do you need to buy some separately

Height

- Is the shed tall enough for brooms, rakes and other long handled garden implements?

Ventilation

- If you plan on storing gas powered push mower, weed wacker and some spare gas, oil and/or paint ventilation is important

Floor

- Is the floor/base included or is it an added extra?

The 5 Most Popular 6 x 4 Plastic Sheds

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.

1. Keter Factor Large 4 x 6 ft. Garden Storage Shed

Inexpensive Yet Functional Storage

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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.

pros

cons

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

2. Suncast BMS6310D 6-Feet by 3-Feet Shed

Tiny but Still Highly Useful

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SUNCAST BMS6310D 6-Feet by 3-Feet Shed

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.

pros

cons

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

3. Keter Manor Large 4 x 6 ft. Garden Storage Shed

Room for your Mower and More

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KETER Manor Large 4 x 6 ft. Resin Outdoor Backyard Garden Storage Shed

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.

pros

cons

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

4. Rubbermaid Plastic Large Outdoor Storage Shed

Great for Storing Larger Items

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RUBBERMAID Large Outdoor Storage Shed,159 cu. ft., Sandalwood with Onyx Roof 

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.

pros

cons

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?

5. Suncast BMS7400 Resin Storage Shed

Simple, Attractive, and Quite Functional 

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Suncast BMS7400 Resin Storage Shed

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.

pros

cons

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

Final Thoughts

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.

I hope you have enjoyed reading the information I have put together here on 4 x 6 plastic sheds; they are a great way to add a shed to your backyard in a single weekend.

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10 of the Best Cheap Wooden Sheds

10 of the Best Cheap Wooden Sheds

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Solid and traditional...

There’s no question why wood is the traditional material for building sheds. in the olden days people used wood because it was THE BEST MATERIAL to build a shed from. Back then, almost everyone had a wooden shed.

Now the problem is that wooden sheds TEND TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE. It’s much cheaper to buy a plastic, metal or even canvas/fabric shed.

These days it can be hard to find a good quality, well priced wooden shed. So to make it easy, we’ve found the best wooden sheds for the best price.

So now all you have to do is find your tool belt.... Enjoy

10 Cheap Wooden Sheds Comparison Table

Best Barns Danbury

The Danbury by Best Barns

Just like Lego

This shed comes delivered to your driveway, ready to be put together. All the hard stuff is done, the panels are cut and the doors are pre made. All you have to do is put it together.

If your kids liked Lego when they were younger, then they will enjoy the challenge of putting this shed together.

Even if you don’t want a shed, it’s a great excuse to spend a weekend with the kids, and get pizza after.

Overall:

A good shed for 2 people to put together over a weekend. See more information here.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Garden equipment
Workbench Wheelbarrow

Suncast Cedar and resin hybrid shed

The Cedar & Plastic Hybrid Shed

Something more modern?

If the traditional look won’t suit your site, then this plastic & cedar hybrid shed might.

The darker wood grain appearance looks great in an area with plenty of trees and bushes. The combination of plastic and cedar forms quite an attractive shed.

It also comes with the bonus of very little maintenance being required and two windows. It also has a sturdy floor so it can take a battering.

Overall:

A well-built shed for those who want something different. There is more information available here.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Long handled garden tools
Push mower Wheelbarrow

Majestic Shed

The Majestic 8×12’

Bang for your buck

If you are looking for good value for money, then you can go past this shed. It’s a great size for a standard size yard and will store all the usual suspects, along with a riding mower.

It comes with a loft and an 8ft work surface, although there are many extras. You must pay to get it delivered to your property, and you need to provide the paint, floor, and foundation.

It’s taller than average so there is plenty of vertical room for storage of those ‘once-a-year’ items in the wrap around loft.

Overall:

A great value shed, that does have a few mandatory additional extras. See the exact price here.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Once-a-year items
Push mower Workbench

Horizontal Refuse

Horizontal Refuse Shed

Organize your yard

If it’s your yard that needs tidying, then this horizontal shed is like calling for ‘organizing backup.’

The round top is designed for natural snow run off, but we question whether it would work or not. In any case, it looks quite nice and sets the piece off.

It was created to keep pests out of trash cans, but it will hold your pool or garden equipment, as well as your rubbish.

And maybe if you put it there, your family might just use it and clean up after themselves…

Overall:

The cheapest wooden horizontal shed we could find. Get a discount on the list price here.

Great for Storing

Bins Sports equipment
Pool equipment Garden tools

Classic Wood Saltbox 8x8

Classic Saltbox

Want the classic look?

We are surprised how cheap this traditional saltbox style shed is.

It is a quality wood shed delivered to your property. With high quality siding that comes primed ready for paint, 2 windows and shutters, and 2×4 used in the framework.

It doesn’t come with paint, shingles, drip edge or a foundation, but even so it is a good quality shed at a great price.

Overall:

A quality shed, especially for the price. Available here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Garden equipment
Workbench Wheelbarrow

New Castle

The New Castle

When bigger is better?

If a small shed isn’t just going to cut it then take a look at this quality 12×16’ shed.

There’s plenty of room for your riding mower, workbench and even a card table… You could even set it up as a pool hall if you were so inclined.

So whether it’s for storage, for a workshop or you just want a place to get away, then this shed has the size to offer you what you want.

Overall:

A larger sized wooden shed that’s good value for money. Click here to get a discount from the list price.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Extra storage
Workbench Motorbike

Ted's Shed Plans

Shed Plans

The cheapest wooden shed

Thought of building your new shed yourself but you’re not confident enough? Or maybe you don’t know where to start?

When people think of plans, they typically think of large blueprints with small writing and scribbles everywhere.

Would it change your mind if you could see visuals, schematics and full color pictures of your new shed before you build it?

Even if you have a hard time with written instructions, these plans are quite easy to follow, with full color pictures so you don’t have to be technical to give it a go.

Overall:

Build something you can be proud of, and save some money at the same time with Ted’s Shed Plans.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Garden equipment
Bicycles Workbench

2x4 Basics Frame kitBarn Style Shed Kit

A helping hand

If you’re not confident with your carpentry skills, then this shed kit is the next best thing to having a carpenter as a next door neighbor.

This shed building kit will help even the most novice woodworker. The galvanized steel brackets remove the need for any complicated angled cuts.

The kit even comes with a material lists with all the sizes of material you need. So there’s no need for math at all!

Overall:

A great guide for a first time shed builder, and a great way to save money. Also available in a peak style roof.

Great for Storing
Household items Garden equipment
Golf Clubs Wheelbarrow

Classic wood gable shed

Classic Wood Gable Shed

A standard shed

If you build this shed, then you may have to bring the personality.

It’s quite standard, which isn’t a bad thing for a shed. It’s strong and will hold up to strong weather.

It will do what all good sheds do. Keep your items and equipment safe, secure and dry. But you have to customize it yourself.

Overall:

There are vents, but no windows which about sums up the functionality focus of this shed. More info…

Great for Storing

Riding mower Garden equipment
Workbench Wheelbarrow

Rowlinson Wallstore

Rowlinson Wallstore

Need extra storage?

If your just a bit too full, then this out of the way lockcable storage unit is big enough to get you out of trouble.

It will fit the kid’s sports equipment, pool equipment, or your garden tools easily and give you great access to your items with shed wide opening doors.

It is a very convenient unit as its designed to sit alongside a fence to save room. You could even have two or three side by side, if you needed the storage, and it wouldn’t look out of place.

The wallstore has a nice wood finish that will suits most yards, or it can be painted to match your house.

Overall:

A convenient solution for when size matters. More info here.

Great for Storing

Bicycles Garden equipment
Sports equipment Pool equipment

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10 Cheap Sheds for Sale

10 Cheap Sheds for Sale

Need a cheap storage fix?

Buy Cheaps Sheds For Sale, and keep the money in your wallet

What about pitching your tent in the backyard, or reorganizing the dog house…?

No?

OK if you’re looking for cheap sheds for sale, then you've COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

We've looked at cheap sheds FROM ALL AROUND THE WEB and found some of the best ones. Best quality, best size, best durability and all for the best price.

Were sure there’s something here for everyone.

It took us hours, we hope it only takes you minutes… Enjoy.

Cheap Sheds Comparison Table

The Hamlet

The benchmark

You might get out of this cheaper than you thought with the Hamlet by Arrow. It is a metal shed that will go up in half a day and save you from breaking the bank.

Metal sheds have been around for years, and they will continue to be because they set a great standard. They are durable, keep the weather off your equipment, and they are great value.

It’s a great size too, being large enough for your riding mower, garden tools, and equipment.

Overall:

A dependable solution that will save you money and headaches. See more information here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Riding mower
Garden supplies Wheelbarrow

Arrow Brentwood

The Brentwood

Out of the way

Don’t want to be looking at a shed in your garden? Then this is small enough to hide behind a large tree, and still hold your push mower and other long handled garden tools.

It’s quite petite as far as sheds go, but that doesn’t mean it’s not tough. The panels have a baked on enamel paint finish which is quite tough and will withstand tough weather.

The beauty of a smaller shed is that there isn’t many parts to go wrong. The roof is flat so no joins for water to find its way in, and the single door slides in and out simply.

Overall:

Great out of the way storage of your usual yard maintenance suspects. Get a discount off the list price here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Long handled garden tools
Garden supplies Hand garden tools

Rubbermaid RoughNeck

Roughneck 7×7′

Cheap and Nice

Being cheap doesn’t necessarily mean simple design and crude materials. The Rubbermaid roughneck is a great example of providing more for less.

Yes, it is a sturdy shed that will hold you’re riding mower and garden equipment, but it also has nice features such as skylights and windows in the doors for natural light.

It also comes with its own floor (although the homeowner needs to provide a flat, level foundation), and has plenty of storage options including hooks, shelves and racks.

The instructions are clear and easy to follow and with no problems you should have this up in an afternoon.

Overall:

A good shed with features from more expensive sheds.. Suitable for a standard family yard. See exactly how much, here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Bikes
Riding mower Garden tools

Arrow Lexington

The Lexington

For larger yards…

This great value 10 x 14ft shed will easily hold all of your equipment, even if you have a larger yard.

It is cheap, but comes with some great features. The gambrel roof allows some extra headroom across the width of the shed, and sliding doors make it easy to get in and out on windy days

It does cop some bad reviews, but if you have a flat, level foundation then the assembly shouldn’t be too hard. The foundation is the responsibility of the homeowner, but Arrow do sell a foundation kit (for a shed this size we do recommend a concrete slab.)

And all that space for a lot less than you think. It’s hard to beat the price for this much square footage.

Overall:

It’s a neat looking, clean shed that will serve your larger yard well. See more information here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Snowmobile
Riding mower Once-a-year items

Ted's Shed Plans

Shed Plans

Want to really save money?

There is no doubt that building a shed is cheaper than renting storage space, but building your own shed is even cheaper than that!

Not only is it less expensive, but you are in total control. You get the quality you want, and you can spend your money where you want.

Buying hardware and material is cheap compared with what you get in shed kits, so why not keep some of that money for yourself?

Overall:

If you’re willing to spend the time and give it a go, anyone can build a shed with the right plans. We found a great deal here.

Great for Storing

Push mower Long handled garden tools
Riding mower Bikes

Majestic Shed

The Majestic 8 x 12′

Wood Value

Wooden sheds are typically more expensive, but this one is amazing value.

Just looking at it, it looks like a custom build. But it comes delivered to your driveway, precut and ready to assemble. You can customize it by painting it to suit your home.

Once assembled you’ll get plenty of storage space in this 8×12, plus the added height which even includes a wraparound loft for those once a year items.

You do have to provide the shingles paint and foundation, but it comes with a shelf and the ability to purchase extras, like a window or even flowerbox.

Overall:

If you’re after one shed for all of your storage needs, then this is it. You won’t believe this price!

Great for Storing

Riding mower Long handled garden tools
Bikes Christmas decorations

Arrow Lean to shedYard Saver Lean-to Shed

Save on Money and Space

If your yard, garage, and spare room are full of stuff, then this lean-to can help give you some much needed space back.

Designed to sit up against a fence or house wall, it is out of the way, but the footprint is big enough to store some sizable items. It is quite roomy for a shed that sits out of the way.

The double doors also make it easy to get your push mower or bicycles out without fuss.

Some reviewers complain of leaks in the shed, and this lean to like many others requires a flat level base. If installed on one, it will hold up fine.

Overall:

Great extra storage for when you get full up. Click here for a discount on the list price.

Great for Storing
Push mower Long handled garden tools
Garden supplies Motorbike

Mountaineer MHD Storage Shed

Got a project boat, car or hotrod?

Or maybe you need some warehouse space at home?

Either way the Storboss Mountaineer is a cheap way to get safe, secure storage at home.

On the outside the steel is galvanized and has a double baked on enamel paint for long lasting storage. The two massive, lockable doors with door stops open up to 8ft wide. Plenty of space to get things in and out.

Inside you can see the braced trusses designed to carry a heavy snow load. They are low profile so there is plenty of headroom for taller folk.

Overall:

Strong, reliable storage for when you need more room to grow. Available in more sizes.

Great for Storing

Riding mower Boat
Small Car Boxes

Horizontal RefuseHorizontal Refuse Shed

Are things not being put away?

If you need a hand organizing your front or back yard, then this horizontal shed can help.

It is on a small footprint so it can sit out of the way and store your bins, smaller garden equipment, BBQ, patio furniture or pool equipment.

The massive door opening, gives plenty of access to your items, and the reinforced roof comes up to make everything easily accessible. Making putting things away so easy, that your beloved family might start doing it more often!

Overall:

Great for cleaning up your yard on a small footprint. Read homeowner reviews here.

Great for Storing

Bins Sports equipment
Garden supplies Hand garden tools

Peak Style Shed

Peak Style Shed (Canvas)

Temporary cheap storage

If you need storage now, but don’t want to commit, or don’t want something permanent then this is a solution for you.

The frame is made with baked on powder coated, high grade steel, so it will stand the outside conditions no worries.  The fabric cover comes with a lot of technology, including anti-fungal agents, fade blockers, and UV resistance.

The shed itself is quite tough for a fabric/canvas shed. But it’s not a wood, plastic or metal one. Left in harsh conditions for a long period of time it will eventually tear.

Overall:

A good solution, but not a year round one. Click here for a discount from the list price.

Great for Storing
Riding mower Motorbike
Snowmobile Firewood

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If you know of any cheap sheds that should be here? Please let us know!

10 Practical Solutions for Your Motorcycle Shed

Man with no motorcycle shed

Although it may be picturesque to park your bike under a tree at sunset... its just not practical

When we think about motorbikes, we think about open roads and the exhilaration of riding. Not where we are going to stick our bike when we are not riding it

Leaving bikes out in the open leaves them to being covered in dirt, dust, and rust. So its not a real option. So to help, we have found a motorcycle shed for everyone. We think are great solutions, so you can spend more time riding... instead of cleaning

Because were not big fans of removing grime, dirt and bird poo either... Enjoy

Open Motorcycle Shed Comparison Table

#1 - MTS Grey Sport Shelter

PROS

CONS

Sleek design

Only one color scheme available

Very easy to use

Lady does not come with cover

Like the professionals...

This bike cover looks the part. It is a well designed solution that’s easy to use. All you need to do is ride your bike in, then close the cover over the top

The sliding cover means there is nowhere for water or dust to get on your motorbike. When we saw this we had one of those ‘why didn't I think of that moments.’ It’s simple, easy, it still looks motorcycle, and IT WORKS.

Practically the missus wont hate it either. It looks nice, and it sits below the fence line. It can also fit on a porch, veranda or deck (flooring mats are sold extra if you want to put it straight on the ground)

Overall:

A strong, lockable solution to keep the weather off of your pride and joy. Check out what size is right for your bike here

#2 - Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed

Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed Available Here

Room for 2

This is a nice complete solution. It is a typical family style shed but its size allows it to store 2 standard motorcycles side by side

It is well designed with skylights and windows in the doors for natural light, and it comes with a floor to limit the amount of dust inside the shed. There are also storage options for your accessories

The shed comes with instructions and is easily assembled, but requires a level concrete slab which is the owners responsibility to provide. But even with that added into the cost of the shed, it is still good value

PROS

CONS

Great Value

Not for Cruisers

Strong and Sturdy

Can't Paint It

Overall:

Nice compact, safe storage for two motorcycles. Read the reviews here

#3 - 15 x 8ft Outdoor Storage Shed

Lifetime 6446 15-by-8 Foot Outdoor Storage Shed with Shutters, Windows, and Skylights (Small) - a large motorcycle shed

15x8ft Outdoor Storage Shed Available Here

A kingdom for your motorcycle

Motorcycles can be a hobby for some and a religion for others. And if you’re the latter, then you need somewhere to worship… Welcome to your new sanctuary

With room for your bike, your tools, accessories, leathers, and even a parts bike you wont be short of space. You could possibly fit 4 bikes in here but it would be tough trying to get them out

Plastic sheds are also very easy to clean. So if you have an accident a clean floor, wall or even roof is only a can of degreaser and a few old towels away

There are plenty of storage options for tools, and even windows so you can see what you’re doing during the day. It wouldn’t be hard to run some lighting on the inside either for those late nights on the tools

PROS

CONS

Plenty of Space

A Little Pricey

Strong and Sturdy

Large Footprint

Overall:

If you’ve got the space, why not. You’ll know your bike is secure and it provides a nice place to work on it. Read homeowner reviews here

#4 - Yard Saver Lean-to

arrow lean to shed

PROS

CONS

Out of the Way Storage

Assembly Can Be Tedious

Secure Shed

No Natural Light

For when safety is a priority

Looking for a place to hide your bike? Then this discreet lean-to is perfect. Designed to sit up against a garage or house wall, the yard saver is out of the way and discreet looking

With no windows to see what’s inside, your bike is safely away from any prying opportunistic eyes

The double doors open up to the width of the shed (almost 4 feet) which is plenty to get your bike in and out, and the shed is long enough to store your accessories too

Overall:

A good solution for when your bike is for your eyes only. It’s great value too, one click to see the price

#5 - Delux All-Season Motorcycle Cover

PROS

CONS

Strong and Waterproof

Can Keep Humidity In

Easy to Find Right Size

Can Wear if Used A Lot

A final layer of protection

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry, and a little added protection never hurt anyone. That’s where a motorcycle cover comes in. If your leaving your bike outside, or its hibernating for the winter, a motorcycle cover can give you some more peace of mind

The covers are water resistant, and also keep the dust and dirt off your motorcycle. Although in humid weather, it can trap humidity in. And if you’re on the road, the cover rolls up into a tiny backpack so you can stick it behind or under your seat

If you’re concerned about getting the right fit, it takes only 3 steps to find the right size. You find your bike with the easy to use menu, then it suggests the size that you need, then order

Overall:

The best cover we could find for an extra safeguard for your motorcycle. Find your correct size here

#6 - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed - Barn

Best Motorcycle Shed - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed Barn

PROS

CONS

Everything Included in Delivery

Your Wife Might Want it for Her Stuff

Strong Door Handles & Locks

A Pricier Option

The strength and simplicity of wood

If you want plenty of storage for your motorcycle, but never thought you could build a wooden shed then this is your answer. Everything is included with delivery in this strong and simple to build 8 x 8 foot shed. Yes even the shingles and the floor!

Made from 2 x 4 stud and wood paneling, this shed is straightforward to put up. The double doors make it easy to get your ride in and out, and there is a loft shelf to keep your helmet and other gear off the floor

On the down side it isn't the cheapest shed in this list. You will also want to position the doors facing south to get the light in. The size is great for motorcyle storage, but not really big enough to work on your bike

Overall:

Simple to construct storage for your pride and joy... and it only takes a friday afternoon to put it together. See the prices here

#7 - Steel Storage Shed by Arrow

PROS

CONS

Shelves Provided

Getting In and Out on a Windy Day

Great Value

Locking Mechanism Not Very Good

Economical bike storage

The best thing about this shed, apart from its durability and value, is that you can place this shed pretty much anywhere and have it up in half a day

The floor frame kit is included, so all you need is some plywood (and any base that you were going to use) and the shed kit and you’re ready to go

The shed isn’t tall so you shouldn’t’ have to worry about your HOA giving your grief about it. And just like more expensive solutions it will keep the rain, dust and dirt at bay

Usually used for gardening equipment, it will also hold a standard motorcycle. Getting it in and out might take some practice on a windy day but nothing a few lose bricks won’t fix

Overall:

It’s a simple and economical solution to your motorcycle storage problem. Read homeowner reviews here.

#8 - Shed-in-a-Box

PROS

CONS

Can House Multiple Bikes

Can Get Dusty

Good Value

No Real Security

Your bike and a few others things…

This storage tent is a bit larger than standard motorbike covers, which allows you to store all yoru accessories and even another motorbike!

Being a fabric/canvas shed, its biggest weak point is the cover. But this one has a serious fabric covering, treated for UV and fading, among other things

We’re not huge fans of fabric sheds here, but if you are going to buy one, then this is a good one.

Overall:

A good value solution, for those who need more than just bike storage. See the price in one click here

#9 - Quictent Motorcycle Storage Tent

PROS

CONS

Easy to Assemble

Not Pretty

Protects from Rain, Snow, Dust and UV Light

Floor Not Included

Custom made solution

Want a tailored solution that you can put it up in less than an hour, and have a cover over your motorbike before the rain sets in?

This motorcycle storage tent is an easy way to protect your bike. Set up the frame, put the lining on and you’re done. However, if you want something sturdy that the wife will accept then look elsewhere

But no matter what the look, it has a powdercoated steel frame and will keep the weather out

Overall:

Quite a strong storage solution for what it is. Read those homeowner reviews here

#10 - Large Vertical Storage Shed

PROS

CONS

Looks Neat and Inconspicuous

Won't Fit Larger Bikes

Has Shelving Options

Requires Foundation

"I can’t believe it’s a bike shed..."

Yes! It doesn't look like a motorcycle shed at all, and that’s what we like about it (and probably what your wife likes about it too.)

It’s a tight fit but the shed will fit smaller bikes, and there is enough room for your helmet and other gear but not much else. Not enough space for your better half to want to store her ‘once-a-year-crockery’

The plastic construction means no maintenance, and a rigid construction at a reasonable price. Although be sure to check the length of your bike, the outside depth of the shed is 6.3ft

Overall:

A strong shelter that will disguise your motorcycle gear. Read homeowner reviews here

Haven't found what you are looking for yet? What about this...

#11 - H-D Dome Tent with Parking

PROS

CONS

Never Leave Your Bike Again

Wife Will Wonder Where You Are

Protects You Both From the Weather

Kids Will Miss You

Have a special connection with your bike?

This is a standard motorcycle cover. It’s just some tent material that gets zipped over your bike. The only difference is its attached to a tent

We love this idea. This way you don’t have to leave your bike at all! And if your wife misses you, there’s room for her and her bike too!

It may seem novel but Harley owners say it’s a great tent. Strong and durable, easy to pack up and the ‘garage’ does detach from the tent when you and the wife need some ‘alone time’

Overall:

We think it’s a great way to make friends at your next overnight bike event. As curious people wonder which part you sleep in… with the bike, or your wife? Available here

Special Mentions

Mike G. has written in to say he recently purchased a cycleshell and is happy with it. It's a marine fabric made (tent like) motorcycle shelter that is strong enough to take some snow and decent winds. You can check it out for yourself here.

In Summary...

Ok, so number 11 was a bit of a gag but it could come in handy. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for when it comes to a motorcycle shed.

If you have any suggestions for what should be in this list then please use the contact page.

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The Top 10 Best 6×6 Sheds

6x6 shed

Because every yard needs a shed…

Even a small yard, that’s why they created the 6x6 shed.

You can get your wheelbarrow, ladder, garden equipment and push mower in there. This is A LOT OF EQUIPMENT for a little shed.

We find it strange how even small yards still require the same amount of equipment to maintain them as large ones do. But the 6x6 HAS THE CAPACITY to do both, saving space whilst creating more of it.

And to MAKE YOUR SEARCH EASIER for this super shed, we've stuck all the best ones in the same place... Enjoy

 NOTE: You might also like the page on 6x6 Shed Plans

6 x 6 Shed Comparison Table

Suncast Blow molded Shed

Blow Molded Storage Shed by Suncast

The easy solution

If you want easy, then this is your shed.

Its easy to assemble. You do need to provide a base (see more info on foundations here), but the shed will go up in an afternoon, with one or two people.

It’s also easy to maintain. Being plastic there is no need to paint or fix any decay or rust. Just stick your equipment in there and you’re done.

Last of all its easy to use. The large double door opening allows access to all of your gardening equipment, wheelbarrow and bicycle.

Overall:

This plastic shed is great at keeping the water out, the easy way. Read homeowner reviews in one click here.

PROS CONS
No maintenance Requires strong foundation

 

Outdoor Living today Maximizer

Maximiser Storage Shed

Tradition, done easy

If your oldskool and like the look of wood, but don’t have the experience or tools to make it from scratch, then this kit is for you.

The shed is panelized, meaning it goes together in panels to save time and effort. And it is made from western red cedar which is strong and naturally resists insects and decay.

There is a large double door opening to make it easy to get your access to your gardening items and wheelbarrow.

The good thing about wood is that it is easily customizable; you can paint it, let it grey off or lacquer it if you wish. The shingles AREN’T included so you can customize the look of the roof too.

Overall:

An easy to build cedar shed, that looks great in any yard. Get yours here.

PROS CONS
Beautiful looking A little pricey
Quality siding Requires shingles

 

Duramax 30411StoreMate Vinyl Shed

The hardhat of sheds

Although it doesn’t look amazing, it’s not looks why we call this shed the hardhat of sheds. It’s because this shed is though, dependable and will still stand up to rough treatment.

When anchored properly, this shed is not afraid of tough conditions. Although it’s a smaller shed, it is tested against 20 lbs per square foot of snow load, and reviewers have had this shed in all kinds of harsh conditions, to see it still standing in their yards.

And with the durability, comes no maintenance issues. No painting, worrying about rot or rust. This makes it a true set and forget shed. Assemble and install it properly, then benefit for years to come.

Overall:

If you’re in the market for a tough SOB, then meet your new shed. Also available at Home Depot.

PROS CONS
Neutral color scheme Panels feel flimsy
Strong and durable Requires a base/floor

 

Arrow Hamlet Shed

The Hamlet by Arrow

An economical solution

If you’re after storage space on a budget, then you can’t go past a metal shed. Not only are they cheap, but they keep the weather out just like a more expensive sheds does.

Metal sheds are also known for lasting. Older metal sheds tend to rust and dint, and although metal sheds are still prone to these, newer models have a better resistance to rust and corrosion.

If your sitting on the fence about metal, then this one comes with a 12 year limited warranty. So at least you know the manufacturer is willing to back their product.

Overall:

This shed is a great economical solution, even though it does require a foundation (added extra.) See the exact price, here.

PROS CONS
Economical Requires some added extras

 

Arrow Woodlake Shed

The Woodlake by Arrow

Economical solution

If you’re after storage space on a budget, then you can’t go past a metal shed. Not only are they cheap, but they keep the weather out just like a more expensive sheds does.

Metal sheds are also known for lasting. Older metal sheds tend to rust and dint, and although metal sheds are still prone to these, newer models have a better resistance to rust and corrosion.

If your sitting on the fence about metal, then this one comes with a 12 year limited warranty. So at least you know the manufacturer is willing to back their product.

Overall:

This shed is a great economical solution, even though it does require a foundation (added extra.) See the exact price, here.

PROS CONS
Economical Requires some added extras
Durable There are nicer looking sheds

 

Aspen Cedar Shake Shed KitGreenstone Aspen Shed

For the traditionalists

The shed has a traditional look, which is only enhanced by the cedar siding and large framed doors. We like cedar sheds because they give a beautiful and natural look. This shed is no exception.

That traditional know how is visible throughout the design with a large roof overhang the whole way around the shed. Shifting excess water away from the base.

At first glance you can see a very square shed, which includes a square window that lets the natural light flow in, in case you did want work in this shed.

Unlike plastic or metal sheds, cedar is a renewable resource which helps the environment. It also helps the economy because its made in the USA.

Overall:

A great looking shed for a fair price. See how much here.

PROS CONS
Traditional looking shed A little square
Overhang keeps water away Sits high off the ground

 

Suncast Large Storeage Shed

Suncast Storage Shed, Large

Storage superiority

Want to get your yard and garage into shape? There’s no better way than this military inspired storage shed.

You can get all of your yard equipment in including a ladder, wheelbarrow and push mower. So it’s practical, and durable. Being plastic it will take harsh conditions quite well and keep the rain out.

For extra storage options you are able to make shelves (instructions come with the shed) to fit inside the shed. Which will help keep your gear organized.

Overall:

It looks smart and provides some neat and tidy storage.  Get yours here.

PROS CONS
Smart looking shed Requires flat, level base
Quick and easy assembly Cannot paint or customize

 

Colonial Storage Shed

Colonial Storage Shed

The new centerpiece for your garden

This unique shed gets attention, from any angle. Its as pretty as a picture, and is the perfect shed to accompany your yard, but also store all your garden tools.

Solid wood double doors open to give easy access inside, and a large window lets in natural light. It is quite tall with 6ft sidewalls and a total height of 9’7” (including cupola), which is nice for taller folk.

The shed ships ready to paint, and requires a few bundles of shingles to complete. Almost everything is included so it could be a great project for you and the family.

Overall:

A nice piece to finish a beautiful garden. Available through Amazon, but cheaper through Suncast.

PROS CONS
Distinctive footprint A little pricey
Beautiful looking shed Requires painting

ShelterLogic Shed-in-a-Box

Shed-In-A-Box by ShelterLogic

A temporary solution

Sometimes you don’t want something permanent. Maybe you’re renting or you need to move your storage around, or you only need a seasonal solution.

Whatever the reason this steel framed, polyethylene covered shed can help. The footprint is the same, 6×6 ft, but it is cheaper and easier to setup than any of its rivals.

It does have its down sides as well. For one there is no floor, so the ground underneath the shed can get wet. It is also noisy in the wind and strong winds will eventually rip and tear at the cover.

Overall:

It’s hard to recommend or not recommend, but it is great for a portable, quick solution that will fit in the trunk of your car. See what REAL HOMEOWNERS thought of theirs here.

PROS CONS
Quick and easy assembly Items can get wet from ground
Assembles almost anywhere Fabric will eventually tear

 

Flower House XL

Walk in Storage House – XL

Temporary, temporary!

This solution is more like a tent than a shed.

It is a cost effective solution, for those in warm climates to keep the sun and light rain off. It will not hold up well against strong weather conditions.

This is a quick temporary solution to store your items. Some homeowners complain that the floor gets wet, and the fabric tears after a period of time. This can be due to snagging the fabric during assembly, or it rubbing against something.

The Walk in Storage house is nota bad solution, it’s just that it’s probably past its use by date when that starts happening.

Overall:

For these reasons we don’t recommend this as a permanent solution. Just a temporary one, for nice, calm weather. Read the reviews here.

PROS CONS
Cheap Temporary solution only
Everything included Fabric material can fray easily

 

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If you know of a great 6×6 shed we'd love to hear it. Leave a comment here

 

The Top 10 – 8×12 Sheds Available Online

Some New Space…

An 8x12 shed has plenty of space for all your fishing equipmentGot a HOBBY OR FAVORITE PAST TIME that's best done away from the family? Maybe you just like your space when your working (or playing) the day away.

Here at ZacsGarden.com we like any reason to get a shed, but especially this one. A shed can take you OUT OF THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE of your daily life, even for a short time.

Getting some extra space to get away can be very important, especially for a man. It's easy to feel like your attention is always taken up by something… Work, the kids, fixing things, the wife.

So TO GET YOU ON YOUR WAY, we found the 10 best 8×12 sheds. So you can spend less time dealing with things, and more time enjoying things.

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Best Barns Danbury

The Danbury Wood Shed Kit

Quality and Convenience

The shed is designed to be easy to build. It is a lot easier than building a wood shed from plans.

For starters the tricky stuff is done for you, the doors are pre-built ready to be installed. The framing and trim come ready to be installed.

The shed comes with detailed assembly instructions, and 24/7 support if you get stuck.

But just because it is convenient, the shed doesn’t take away any of the quality. The best lumber is sourced around the world for the frame, and the siding has a 50 year warranty on it.

Overall:

A quality unit delivered right to your driveway. One click to find out more.

PROS CONS
Great Value Smaller door opening
Neat looking No windows

Majestic Shed

Majestic Storage Shed

The Value Option

If you are looking for a nice shed for a nicer price, then this is it! It looks like a classic, custom built shed, and it’s all made out of lumber.

You need to do provide the shingles, paint, drip edge and foundation, so expect to spend about another $375 on these extras, but even so it’s a great priced shed.

There are added extras available, such as windows, a ramp and a skylight so you can customize the shed to exactly what you (or your HOA) want.

Being wood it is a bit heavy so we suggest you get it delivered for a small extra charge. Comes with a 10 year warranty.

Overall:

We’ll say it again, great value! See it at its best price here.

PROS CONS
Great value Material can come warped/bowed
Customizable Can be too high for some HOA’s

Everton

The Everton

On a budget?

Then you will be pleased with this all round shed with plenty of storage space.

It is quite a high 10ft tall, which is great for storing those odds and ends. The 8 x 12 footprint also allows you to store your riding mower, ATV and motorbike all in the same space.

The Everton has a nice look, it looks so nice in fact your neighbors will think it is a custom building!

It comes with good instructions but as far as strength is concerned, the shed is a little light on. Some homeowners are adding extra studs to help strengthen the roof and floor.

Overall:

A good standard shed that will serve you well. Available here at Amazon. (We did find this much cheaper at Costco.)

PROS CONS
Great Value Wood can come bowed/warped
Classic Style Could use more framing lumber

Lifetime 8x12 shed

8×12.5 Storage Shed

The popular choice

This clean and neat looking shed does all you expect it to do. It keeps your equipment dry, secure and has enough space for your riding mower and other yard equipment.

A big selling point of this shed is the ‘set and forget’ factor. For starters, a one man assembly is not a problem, but two people will help put the roof on easier.

There are even assembly videos online to help get you started.

And being plastic there is no maintenance, not rust or rot issues and it’s easy to clean. It’s easy to see why this shed is so popular.

Overall:

The masses agree, and it’s hard to argue for 8x12ft of maintenance free storage space at this price.

PROS CONS
Popular Limited shelving options
No Maintenance Not as strong as wood

Sunshed Western Red Cedar 8x12 shed

SunShed Garden Building

Going to be working in your shed?

If you are an avid gardener, have a hobby that’s better done away from the family home or just want a retreat to relax, then ‘Outdoor Living Today’ has a shed for you.

An issue with some sheds is there is a real lack of natural light. When inside, it’s hard to see what you are doing.

But that isn’t the case here. There is a row of windows and skylights that provide plenty of light.

It also gives the shed a nice view out, which is a great feature if you don’t want to be disconnected from your yard.

Overall:

This is a unique shed which will suit those who want a separate space to work (or play). Available at Amazon and home depot.

PROS CONS
Great looking shed A little pricey
Easy to assemble Opportunists can see in through windows

Shed plans 8x12

Shed Plans

A family project?

Looking for something you can build together with the kids? Teach them a few things about woodworking and spend some family time together, in the outdoors?

If you are then these plans are less than a night out and include over 40 sets of plans, so you can choose what you like after you know how to build it.

They all come with material lists to make ordering easy, even for non DIYer’s. You can even send the lists off to lumber yards to get quotes and save money on your materials too.

Overall:

These are the best value plans we could find on the internet. If your thinking of building from scratch then definitely have a closer look.

PROS CONS
You have control Require some building experience
Hard stuff done for you More time consuming than a kit

Classic wood gable 8x12 shed

Classic Wood Gable Shed

All the essentials

This classic looking shed has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. That means there are no windows, shutters, or flowerboxes included with this shed.

All you get is a strong, no frills shed. But what you do get is robust. 2×4 pine studs set on 16 inch centers mean that the shed is built very strong.

The siding is also high quality, and the doors come preassembled. The door handle is lockable, and fine air vents are provided for the front and back.

Overall:

It’s a no nonsense shed with nothing that you don’t need. One click to see more info.

PROS CONS
Nice looking, good value shed Some experience required
Can customize to your yard Not everything is included

western red cedar 8x12 shed

Gardener Storage Shed

Always wanted a log cabin?

It doesn’t come with its own lake or secluded forest setting, but this natural cedar shed is the next best thing.

The cedar paneling on this shed gives it a more natural look and it will fit in well in tree lined areas. The lining is also made from cedar, which we think makes a big difference to the look.

Practically, it is a nice shed also. With an okay sized double door opening (5 ft) and high roof making it accessible for the taller folk.

Overall:

If you want the wood look, this 8×12 shed fits the bill nicely. You can compare prices at Amazon, or at Lowes here.

PROS CONS
Looks great in the garden Only single door opening
Good value No shelves included

2x4 Basics Frame kit

Shed Framing Kit

Want to do it yourself but lack confidence?

If you’re looking to build a barn done your way, then this framing kit is enough to help any DIYer get the job done.

This kit is the next best thing to having a carpenter by your side. The brackets take out the need for angle cuts. This means no expensive equipment is needed to make your frame. A material list is even included which gives you all the sizes you need, how easy is that?

The kit is great for those who want something custom made. It is easy to make the door a little bigger, add some windows, and raise or lower the roof of the shed to whatever you want.

Please note – You will need to buy two kits to get an 8×12 shed

Overall:

Easy to use for those who want to do it themselves. Get more info here. Also available in a gable roof style version.

PROS CONS
Removes difficult cuts from building Can be an expensive option
Customizable to suit your needs Requires nails/screws and wood

Bird Boyz 8x12 shed

Banks Barn Style Shed

Looking for plenty of storage?

This shed is designed with those items you (or your wife) just can’t live without, but don’t seem to use often.

The sheds height gives it a massive 4ft loft, which is great for those Christmas decorations or that old dinner set that doesn’t see the light of day much.

The shed is solid and sturdy, built with 2×4’s and primed t1-11 siding (which is plywood). The double doors open to a large 6ft wide opening, making it easy to get your larger items in and out.

Overall:

A great size storage shed, but check with your HOA and/or local government for approval. See the exact price in one click here.

PROS CONS
Huge storage space Some experience required
Nice, simple look Height can cause HOA problems

Thanks for reading.

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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.

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

 

 

Thanks for reading. We hope you found what you are looking for…

 

 

The Top 10 – 8×8 Sheds

8×8: The Standard Size Shed

8x8 shed and chessboards

Sheds and Chessboards are 8×8, but that's about where the similarities end.

8×8 is a great size shed to compliment any yard. Everything you use to service your small, medium or even large yard fits in an 8×8. Your push or riding mower, long handled garden tools, and gardening equipment.

It will even hold all the stuff that's in your garage that shouldn't be. Like that old cutlery and china that has sat there forever, and of course the Christmas decorations.

An 8×8 shed can easily be the only outdoor storage you will need, so buying the right shed is important.

To help, we have found all the top sheds and put the information in the one place. So now all you need to do is assemble it and clear out that garage.

Enjoy

8x8 Shed Comparison Table

 

Classic Wood Saltbox 8x8Classic Wood Saltbox Shed

When only wood will do

If you’re looking for a quality wooden shed, then you can’t go past this. The classic wood saltbox shed from Little Cottage Co. is a striking looking wooden shed with detail and character.

The best thing about wood is that it is easy to work with. If you want to attach some shelves and storage racks, it’s easy and only the price of the lumber. There’s no need to buy any added extras from the shed company.

This kit comes primed ready for paint, but requires you to provide the roof cladding and drip edge. The shed could become a small workspace depending on how tall you are. The front wall is 6ft high.

Overall:

For someone who is proud of their yard and wants only the best. See the exact price here.

PROS CONS
Nice looking, good value shed Some experience required
Can customize to your yard Not everything is included

Suncast Cedar and resin hybrid shed

Cedar and Resin Hybrid Shed

Want the best of both worlds?

If you are torn between the convenience of a plastic shed and the look and durability of a wooden one, then why not choose both!?

The cedar and resin hybrid shed looks great and is low maintenance. You get the benefits of a plastic shed; an included floor, little maintenance and easy to clean, with the pros of a wood shed, old style look, strength and sturdiness.

The 8 x 8 size makes this shed quite universal. Along with the generous door opening allows your riding mower to slot in nicely.

The walls being wood give them the strength enough to be able to attach shelves and hooks for better storage options.

The color of the plastic suits the cedar well, but the cedar does require some ongoing maintenance. It can also come warped (like all wood) so some experience working with wood is preferable when assembling.

Overall:

A fine, smart looking shed that’s practical to live with. See the exact price, here.

PROS CONS
Natural wood look Wood pieces can come warped
Windows included for natural light A little pricey

Rubbermaid RoughNeck

Rubbermaid Roughneck 7'x7′ X-Large Storage Shed

Looking for a great shed for a standard yard?

If you are looking for more storage in the easiest way possible then this is your next shed. Not only does it store all the usual suspects, the push mower, long handled garden equipment and your leafblower, but also the wide entry doors allow for riding mowers to be stored as well.

The shed comes with a floor to keep your items clean, and hooks to store items on the walls. Skylights are standard in the roof to provide natural light and keep spiders and insects who like dark and damp places away.

Like all plastic sheds it does require a good flat base. A concrete slab is preferred but a timber frame or even a flat bed of gravel will do. Unlike all plastic sheds the instructions are easy to understand, making this shed EASY TO ASSEMBLE. It can be done mostly with one person.

The Roughneck shed is also quite durable and dent resistant.

Overall:

A great all-rounder for general yard and garden use. See what fits in it here.

PROS CONS
Great value Can’t paint it
Plenty of natural light Requires flat, level base
Lockable  

8 x 8 Sunshed

8′ x 8′ Sunshed

When you need your own space…

Got a large yard and need a place to do your gardening? Maybe you just need a spot in the garden to yourself, when you can go and unwind.

There is not a more picturesque place to do what you like in than this Sunshed. It comes with 6 windows and 4 skylights for amble natural light during the day.

There is also a wrap around workbench for those days when you feel like potting some plants or fixing something.

It is easy to put together, with the shingles already attached to roof panels for convenience. All panels are cut to manageable sizes and made from natural, renewable sources. The lumber is specifically chosen to repel pests.

Overall:

The most expensive shed on our list, but its quality throughout. See exactly how much, here.

PROS CONS
Natural wood look Wood pieces can come warped
Windows included for natural light A little pricey

 

Lifetime 6411

6411 Outdoor Storage Shed with Window

Something to be proud of…

Although the construction is plastic, the look is classic. Wood style wall cladding and imitation slat roof enhance the look of the shed, although the neutral two tone color scheme DOESN’T DRAW THE EYE.

Two large front doors give easy access to the shed and allow riding mowers to be stored inside. The extra height (given with cleverly made roof trusses) makes it easy to stand and move around inside.

Shelving (available as an added extra) gives this shed great storage options for small and tall items.

Overall:

The reviews are above average for this shed, and many homeowners who have bought the shed, said they would buy the same in future. It is a QUALITY SHED AT A REASONABLE PRICE. See exactly how reasonable, here.

PROS CONS
Neat and tidy appearance Nothing special
Plenty of height in shed Shelves are added extra

Suncast Storage Shed Open

Suncast Storage Shed

When strength is not negotiable…

Suncast 7′ is a multipurpose storage shed that does a great job of keeping your property safe in various climates.

Assembly is easy all you have to do is snap the pieces together. There are no tools involved. When you're done putting everything together your shed will be sturdy with no leaking. And after assembly you’re ready to go, no painting required.

The Suncast she is great for storing lawn mowers, yard tools, mulch, bikes, and even furniture.

The doors are extra wide so that if you need to store something large, you will be able to put it in and take it out of the shed with easy.  Using this shed will definitely provide you more room in your garage or home because it can hold a lot.

Overall:

If you needed a good shed that will get the job done, this shed delivers. Find out the exact price, here.

PROS CONS
Good all-rounder Bland appearance
No painting or ongoing maintenance required No windows

Arrow Bedford

Bedford Steel Storage Shed

8×8 on a budget?

8×8 is still 64 sq ft, no matter what it looks like. If you need the storage space and not the excess price tag then you’ve found what your looking for in a metal shed.

Metal sheds are reliable, they do they job and they are durable. And this one is as bare bones as it gets.

There are no mod-cons. It is quite low, the instructions are hard to understand and the look, well we’ll let you be the judge.

But at the end of the day, it still has the same square floor space as the more expensive ones. And this one is backed by a 12 year warranty.

Overall:

Same space, superior value. Wan't to put a number to great value? Click here.

PROS CONS
Great value A little flimsy
No windows for opportunists Doesn’t look great

2x4 basic kit barn roof

90190 Shed Kit

For a contractor like job without the contractor like price

If you are not confident building your own shed, but want a quality job then this shed kit is for you.

The kit provides brackets to remove any angled cuts from the job. Also included is a material and cutting list so all of the working out is done for you. All you need to do is go to the lumberyard and get the lumber!

The great thing about kits is you can choose the cladding and roofing materials to suit your own taste. And if you want a custom job, (i.e. chicken coop or something tailor made for your garden equipment) you can easily make a few changes.

Overall:

An excellent way to go if you want a shed on a budget, and you're happy to do some of the work yourself. Get yours here.

PROS CONS
Removes difficult cuts from building Can be an expensive option
Customizable to suit your needs Requires nails/screws and wood

DuraMate Vinyl Storage Shed

DuraMate Vinyl Storage Shed (with foundation)

Tested in harsh conditions…

The shed is designed to meet tough height requirements from HOA’s so it’s not as tall as the other sheds. Taller folk will consider it a little low and have to bend down in there.

It’s selling point though is its strength. Tested against 115mph winds and it will also stand up to a heavy snow load. This is a great feature for the price. The foundation being included does help save money but you still require plywood to go over the top.

The instructions are tough to read but all the panels are labelled so some common sense and you should be assembled in 6 hours.

Another oversight is that there are no vents with the shed. They are available as an added extra. We do recommend you have ventilation of some kind.

Overall:

Good, simple and strong, although you will need to make some adjustments to get it functioning properly. See the exact price, here.

PROS CONS
Strong and sturdy Not for tall people
Durable No ventilation
Quick and easy assembly  

ShelterLogic 8x8x8

Peak Style Shed (ShelterLogic)

Quick and easy

If you are after some refuge for your larger garden equipment, or just a storage solution that is easy to set up and portable, then this fits the bill.

The doors allow for easy access for your ride on mower, ATV or snowmobile, and the shed is tall enough for you to ride it in there.

Although it is a fabric shed it is made quite tough. The fabric is treated for UV, color fading and is waterproof. The fabric is ratcheted onto a 1-3/8 inch steel frame for strength.

Reviewers who live in snow conditions are happy with how the peak style roof handles the snow, “just like a metal roof.”

Overall:

Great for larger garden equipment that could use a break from the weather. Get yours here.

PROS CONS
Easy and quick to assemble Can be noisy in the wind
Cheaper option Offers no real security

Thanks for reading our top 10 – 8×8 sheds list. Anything you think should be on here that isnt? Why not leave a comment?

10 of the Best Storage Sheds for the Money

Genuine Handcrafted Quality

Finding value for money isn’t like it used to be…

Back in the old days, determining value was a lot easier. You were always dealing with someone you knew, or someone who had a reputation that you knew of. All you had to do was ask your neighbors, what is good and what isn’t.

Nowadays it can be a little harder, there are so many options, and items can come from anywhere around the world. How is one to know what is good quality at a good price and what isn’t?

We found this problem when looking online for a shed. So we decided to look for the best storage shed for our money. In our research we found 10. So we hope it narrows your search down a little.

Open Shed Comparison Table

Suncast Glidetop Slide Lid Shed

Lifetime 7x4.5 storage shed

PROS

CONS

No Maintenance Required

Limited Space

No H.O.A Restrictions*

Customer Service Not Always Great

Fits 3 Bikes

Cannot Paint It

Perfect for smaller yards

Although small, this slide lid shed is very spacious and can hold up to 3 bikes. It's great dedicated storage for outdoor furniture, pool equipment, etc.

Although this isn’t the cheapest shed, we like it because of the quality. The walls are relatively thick and reinforced with steel for extra strength.

Easy to put together (around an hour) and only requires a screwdriver. The shed is also lockable and will take the harsh elements of where you live

And according to many owners it looks just like it does in the picture, which we think is the true test of a good shed.

Our Verdict:

This is a quality plastic shed, great for getting your garage or porch space back.

*Check your H.O.A restrictions to double check if you can put in slide lid shed in your area

The Yardstash IV

PROS

CONS

Setup Is Easy

Not For Fully Exposed Areas

Portable and Easy To Move

Durability Questionable

If you like your solutions well thought out…

Even the color detracts from the Yardstash from standing out.

This thing is custom made for storing 2 adult bikes. There are even hooks for hanging your helmets and bike gear. But it will serve the purpose for your pool equipment or smaller garden tools. Although i’d measure my push mower (or anything else) before I bought this though.

The fabric is very heavy duty tarpaulin material, which is strong against the elements. The shed appears to be ‘weatherproof’ so reviewers have had water issues inside the shed. Although you can use a waterproof spray, this restricts the shed to only storing semi waterproof stuff like bikes, pool equipment, etc.

It’s a good option if you live in the city and need storage without giving up too much space. It is also a good product for some storage on your camping trip.

Our Verdict:

A convenient and portable solution, and a great way to get around strict HOA rules.

Shed-In-A-Box by Shelterlogic

PROS

CONS

Holds 3 Bikes

Assembly Can Be Tedious

Stands Up To Snow

Extras Are Required

Something more portable perhaps?

Shelterlogic have been making fabric sheds for a while, and their experience shows.

The frame is steel and is quite strong. It comes with steel footplates, stabilizer blocks and auger anchors (although the longer anchors are recommended as an added extra)

However, it is a fabric shed and not metal, wood or plastic. Being a fabric shed it can be a little noisy in the wind, and there is no security apart from a thin film of fabric that works like a privacy shield.

On the upside the fabric does allow the Shed-in-a-box to be portable and cheap.

Our Verdict:

A great seasonal solution to store firewood and ride on equipment.

The Arrow Woodlake

Arrow Woodlake

PROS

CONS

Wood Grain (we are told that it looks better in person)

The Packaged Instructions Are A Little Hard To Understand

Easy to Understand Installation Guide Available Online

Everything Is An Added Extra, And You Do Need Some Of The Added Extras

How do they do it for the price?

Do you need to shelter your equipment from the weather, and want the job done on budget? Then this shed is a winner.

It is definitely a winner in its class. It’s a reasonable size while being very economically friendly. There isn’t much to the shed, but the important stuff is here. Galvanized metal wall panels and roof for protection against corrosion, and the door opening is quite large for a smaller shed.

As far as looks go, it may look like an outhouse, but were told the imitation wood paneling looks better in person. The light frame also allows the shed to be moved if needed.

Our Verdict:

An inexpensive solution for a small yard.

Classic Wood Saltbox Shed

Classic Wood Saltbox 8x8

PROS

CONS

Great Quality

A Little Pricey

Added Extras Allow for Customizing

Requires Shingles and Other Pieces

Looking for a great quality wood shed?

Many of the cheaper wood sheds don’t come with windows or the same ornate details that this one comes with.

The two tone color is striking and gives the shed the settled in, classic look. It does catch the eye in a good way. It’s also Available prebuilt, but that’s not as much fun.

This shed opens up to being a workspace, although a small one, with the natural light that passes through the front window. The front wall is 6ft which is high enough to work in depending on how tall you are.

The manufacturer (Little Cottage Co.) also make this in a 8 x 10 and other larger sizes.

Our Verdict:

It’s not often were surprised about quality, but this one is a great quality shed for the price.

Keter Factor 4 x 6 Resin Shed

Storboss Mountaineer MHD

PROS

CONS

High Ceilings

Must be Installed on Flat Surface

Plenty of Natural Light

Assembly Can Be Tedious

The “just right” storage shed

If value is important to you, then this could be the best value shed you ever find.

The Keter Factor Shed is a plastic, attractive and well-built shed that will look great in your yard.

It’s size is big enough to allow your mush mower to go straight in, and the windows allow natural light in so you can see what you are doing in the shed.

Not only that, Keter has been making this shed for years… So you know its popular (its had over 35 5 star reviews).

On the up side it comes with some shelves, some tool hooks and a pegboard to help you organize your equipment.

On the down side the instructions can be a little tedious, but look online there are time lapse videos of people building Keter Factor sheds produced on YouTube that helps clear things up. Here is one example

Many reviewers are happy they bought this shed, and you will be too.

Our Verdict:

A solid, good looking shed at fair price.

DIY Shed plans

Build your own shed

PROS

CONS

Get Good Quality at Good Price

DIY Can Take Some Time

Get a Custom Job

Requires Some DIY Experience

Want more control? Do it your way and get a great job

DIY is a great way to save money, especially on an expensive item like a shed.

If you are going to DIY your shed, then buying plans is a great place to start. They are quite inexpensive and can be purchased online. We found one package that contains 1,000's of shed plans for under $70.

These plans are great value, and don’t just include the drawings, but also advice, photos and illustrations to help you build your shed. It’s the best thing, next to having a builder help you build it.

The benefits of building your own shed are that you get exactly what you want, at the quality level you expect. And a quality shed will improve the value of your home.

Our Verdict:

If you want something large, or a unique size then building your own can be the best value.

Suncast Vertical Tool Shed

Suncast Vertical Tool Shed

PROS

CONS

Easy to Move

A Little Top Heavy

Great for Long Items

Too Small for Mower

Need storage on a small footprint?

Looking to store your tools or smaller equipment? The Suncast vertical tool shed is a great solution on a small footprint.

The 60lt is deep and tall enough to hold a snow blower, long handled garden tools and/or smaller tools and equipment.

It looks neat, doesn’t stand out and it fits in almost anywhere; on the patio, deck or balcony, maybe in the laundry, or in your carport or larger shed.

The shed is also lockable so it can be put outside and offers some security.

Our Verdict:

A well-built storage solution for your tools and equipment.

Arrow Hamlet

Arrow Hamlet

PROS

CONS

Great Value

Assembly Required (2 People)

Tough & Durable

Panels Can Feel Flimsy

A great value metal shed

There’s no surprise that in a list of great value sheds, there are a few metal ones. They are durable, and very cost effective.

The Arrow Hamlet 10×8 is no exception. It’s great value, and provides a large footprint, enough for your ride on, families bikes, snow mobile and other equipment.

It does look quite neat in your backyard and doesn’t stick out like some older models of metal shed. The steel is galvanized to provide protection against rust and corrosion, which will help extend its life.

It’s easy enough to put up. You might want to look at some more information about the assembly here at our review page. Only because the printed instructions included with the shed aren’t much help.

Our Verdict:

Although the floor, earth anchor kit, and roof strengthening kit are extras you might have to buy, this is a great inexpensive solution.

The Lifetime 6402 - 8 x 12.5 Feet

Lifetime 6405 Shed

PROS

CONS

Steel Supported Walls & Roof

Will Most Likely Require Permit Application/Adherence

Strong Door Handles & Locks

Instructions Can Be Hard to Understand

Are you a green thumb or garden enthusiast?

This large, solid shed is a castle for the tools and equipment for your favorite pastime

It is a strong shed, the roof is low profile, but reinforced to stand up to tough conditions. It is designed to stand on a concrete slab, so it won’t move when bolted down. And a concrete floor is a perfect base if you need to get underneath it to do a quick job.

There are a few windows although this shed isn't really big enough to work in, the windows do help eliminate excess moisture and condensation which can lead to rust.

There's plenty of room for garden tools and equipment, although it does come with some shelving, you will need to purchase/make more to fit it out properly

While not being huge, there is enough space for your tools and tool boxes, and the double doors open with enough space to get your stuff in and out with plenty of space

Our Verdict:

A large small shed, to treat your new toy or equipment like royalty.

In Summary...

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