After reading the reviews, I understood the instructions could be challenging so we took our time and studied the instructions, planned our work carefully and took it slow. It has taken us many hours over many days to erect this building but it is perfect. Sturdy and excellently built. Every hole lined up perfectly. Every piece was finished nicely. Love it!
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ARROW SHEDS GS83 Outdoor Storage Shed,23 cu. ft.,Eggshell G9603273
|8 x 3 ft.|
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|8'2" x 3'2"|
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39.25 x 99.38 x 64.8 Inches
Exceeded my expectations
Arrow Storage Building- Garden 8' x 3' Shed
Purchased shed about 3 weeks ago. The driver who delivered the shed was very professional and took the time to place the box exactly where I needed it in the driveway so we could get our cars in and out. My wife and I took our time and put the shed together and we now use it every day.
The shed was good for the price however, the intructions are far from being great. They need to be better explained and the pictures should demonstrate better how the pieces are to be installed. Definitely the instructions need to be worked on. Other than that the shed is good!
Kinked panels and misaligned hole pattern for door
Our second shed like this replacing previous one some 20 years old. A number of doors and other panels were kinked or dented or showed signs of where the panels wore in shipment marring the panel cosmetically. None were beyond minor "body work" to straighten out, but should have been unnecessary. Also there were several holes that had to be redrilled. I understand the need for the assembly to be square so that panel members will line up, but the pattern for the holes in the door for the hinges should match the hinges themselves. They were off by more that a hole diameter. Naturally a home DIY guy should be able to fix it with a drill, but you should not have to. Previous unit just like it did not have these issues 20 years ago.
not too bad, with caveat: you get what you pay for
My primary complaint: badly packaged resulting in dents and dings all over the outermost packaged panels and trim. I was able to gently tap out most of the crimps using a rubber mallet and wood. I would recommend that Arrow discover sheet styrofoam. Much as I dislike the stuff and it's bad eco-impact, these sheds would arrive dent-free if packed with some styrofoam boards around the outside. Or add several layers of cardboard. The few strips of brown paper do absolutely nothing. Not finished setting it up yet due to recent windy weather, but I have assembled all the sections that can be done ahead. As mentioned elsewhere, many of the screw/bolt holes don't line up. The worst I did need to drill out--the holes for the hinges were in a straight-ish line. Needless to say, the hinges had standard offset holes like every other steel hinge in the world. I assembled an extra (fiber-cement board) underlayment to prevent the shed from sitting directly on the concrete slab in the hopes of staying off rust as long as possible. The base frame did muscle together. It feels flimsy but did square up perfectly to match the plywood floor. I don't look forward to the 400 more screws needed to complete the rest of the assembly, but it does seem to come together reasonably well with patience. The instructions are okay--what is unclear is which side is being shown in the drawings. I think the drawings could be more understandable if "inside/outside" or "front/back" or "view from above" were indicated. They are actually fairly accurate once you understand them. What was confusing to me were all the extra holes for bolts and/or screws. I can only assume the parts are generic and fit into several models. My tip would be to suck it up and assemble mostly manually, at least finger tighten to align first. Don't ratchet a few down and expect the rest to line up--it won't happen. I will add a photo and more comments when all is done. I'm short and 61 and assembled it by myself so far. It really isn't difficult if you are patient and can use basic tools. The fact that the roof slope goes the wrong way annoys me, but this was the closest in size/door arrangement that fit my needs. This shed is best next to a (not too tall) fence or freestanding.
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