Rubbermaid Big Max Jr. Shed, 7' x 7.5' x 3'
(Buffalo, NY, USA)
The Rubbermaid Big max Jr shed
Last summer my neighbour and I split the cost of the Rubbermaid Big Max Jr. shed. It came to about $550 at Home Depot, and the size is about 7 x 7.5 and 3 feet deep. It only took an hour and 45 minutes to put together with my neighbour, and most of the last 45 minutes was figuring out how to put on the roof. The directions are straightforward and the steps were illustrated. No parts were missing, but we needed a few extra tools than the directions specified. Some basic wrenches and screwdrivers were supplied, but we needed more expensive ones in order to actually get the parts of the floor together and to attach the hinges to the doors.
There are no shelves included in the shed, which was fine since we used it for tools like long shovels, bags of soil, our lawnmowers and a snowblower, which could all be kept on the floor. The advertisements claim that the shed never leaks, but it often lets water in from the top during heavy rain. This is probably because the roof does not come together correctly (despite following the directions, it is very difficult to line up the parts of the roof evenly upon the body of the shed; however, it might have been easier with more than two people). We ended up pinning some plastic material across the top, and checking each day to make sure it was still attached - that stopped the leaking, and it was probably worth it for the pretty low price. In winds, the doors blow open unless you get a very sturdy lock - we had to try a few different kinds, and they require some patience and drilling to attach them solidly to the tough doors.
The shed stays clean by itself - just hose it down once a summer - and doesn't have any other leaks or problems despite a stormy Buffalo winter. If you need a cheap shed for a few tools, this is a very good one. If you need a shed to keep a lot of items in, especially if you're away often or don't want to check for leaks a few times a week, you should pick something larger and sturdier.More Rubbermaid Outdoor Storage Shed Reviews