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Apr 28, 2018 10:58 AM CST
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Hi everyone,

Can anyone recommend a place to purchase a nice, sturdy, vertical storage shed? The ones I'm finding online are all plastic and either too large or just plain ugly.

I forgot to mention reasonably priced. I only have an 8' X 10' deck so I'm looking for something small and tall. I just need something to keep a few shovels and rakes, pots and hand tools in but need it to be strong enough to bear the north MA winter weather which can get pretty cold and snowy.

TIA!
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Apr 28, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Name: Karen
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I think most of them are like you describe. Could you get a handyman to build something just like you want? My husband always makes whatever we need.
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Apr 28, 2018 11:27 AM CST
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plantmanager said:I think most of them are like you describe. Could you get a handyman to build something just like you want? My husband always makes whatever we need.


That is in the back of my mind. But I'm still hoping for something ready made.
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Apr 28, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Name: Karen
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Good luck! I know buying and having it immediately is better than having to wait for something. I looked a bit more, and don't see anything that really looks nice. I've had those rubbermaid ones and they don't last or look good.
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Apr 28, 2018 12:18 PM CST
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plantmanager said:Good luck! I know buying and having it immediately is better than having to wait for something. I looked a bit more, and don't see anything that really looks nice. I've had those rubbermaid ones and they don't last or look good.


Well, that is helpful input believe it or not. I was considering a Rubbermaid one! Now I'll hold off. I would love a small wood one with an A-slanted roof (like on a house) but the only one I found had awful reviews about it's not being sturdy and falling apart. Sighing!

This is the only one--it's perfect in every way except the price (OUCH!) and the fact that so many people are reviewing it as flimsy and not cut to size.
https://www.countrydoor.com/wo...
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Apr 28, 2018 12:32 PM CST
Name: Deb
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Maybe contact your local high school and see if the shop teacher can recommend a student to construct it, might be a good senior project or something. You'd need to buy the materials and pay the kid, might be the same as the kit you are looking at, but better built.
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Apr 28, 2018 12:41 PM CST
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I like the idea of asking the shop teacher. Also, contact your local Boy Scout headquarters. There are some scouts needing to earn a badge and this may help them to achieve their goal.
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Apr 28, 2018 12:47 PM CST
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greene said:I like the idea of asking the shop teacher. Also, contact your local Boy Scout headquarters. There are some scouts needing to earn a badge and this may help them to achieve their goal.


What outstanding ideas! Thank You!
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Apr 28, 2018 1:41 PM CST
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I know for a fact that two big box stores, Home Depot and Lowe's have a vast inventory of storage sheds. They just have samples on site but you could find one more to your liking I am sure.
They carry vinyl, plastic and wood in infinite styles and grades. A place like a hardware store or fence dealer has several kinds but I would bet the Home Depot and Lowe's has a larger amount to choose from.
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Apr 28, 2018 1:47 PM CST
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BigBill said:I know for a fact that two big box stores, Home Depot and Lowe's have a vast inventory of storage sheds. They just have samples on site but you could find one more to your liking I am sure.
They carry vinyl, plastic and wood in infinite styles and grades. A place like a hardware store or fence dealer has several kinds but I would bet the Home Depot and Lowe's has a larger amount to choose from.


Thanks Bill! Home Depot has nothing that fits my needs (they do have a variety though, as you said) but I haven't tried Lowes yet! Will do so now. Thank You!

Edit: Darn, and drat. Lowes has only the same stuff as Home Depot. Onward!
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Apr 28, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Name: Karen
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That one is cute, but there are too many reviews commenting of how flimsy it is. It wouldn't last long at all. One also said standard tools didn't fit unless a shelf was removed.

I like the idea of contacting a HS shop teacher or the Boy Scouts. It might take longer, but at least you'll get something that will last.
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