Rubbermaid BIG MAX 7' x 7' x 7.9'

by Theresa Danette Spawn
(Ashland, Oregon USA)

We bought this shed for 2 purposes: As extra storage space and to house my husband's scooter (it now houses a 250 motorcycle and a bicycle plus off-season decorations and other odds and ends). My son and I put it together and only needed help with the roof panels, and even then really just because I'm not exactly tall :) The instructions were very clear and all parts clearly labelled and the great thing is there are very few parts!


Despite not doing the greatest job of levelling the ground or putting much of a underlay (used an old piece of plastic tarp), this shed has withstood heavy rain and winds and ice storms and has been very solid. It is absolutely dry as a bone inside no matter what, and easily cleans by rinsing with water on the outside. The inside simply sweeps clean.

The 2 skylights are great and obviate the need for lighting except at night. For that we got one of those GE stand-alone unbreakable lights. My husband drives the bike into that shed nearly every day and the floor is tough as nails. And even if the bike isn't positioned quite right to shut the door all the way, we've never had a problem with rain getting in.

I have another (metal) shed that I had to build a base for and put together with a million screws and bolts and then had to use various sealant and silicone caulk. The plywood flooring has been a nightmare and is all warped and parts of the shed have rust and I have to clean the mildew every year. I wish I could afford to get rid of it and get another of the Rubbermaid Big Max! I love that shed. Shed is 7' x 7' x 7.9', with both doors open to 60". I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs functional storage that will last.

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