Be careful with the BORG kits...see if you can download the manual
before you buy. Find out what you get and how the plans say to
construct it. What you see set up in the parking lot may not be what
you get in the kit.
Last summer I bought one of these for 1/2 price at HD. I stumbled
upon a hand written sign by the front door:
"Open-box shed kits. See manager."
Paid $250 instead of $499.
I know 8 x 8 is much smaller than you need, but the same cautions
Here's how they keep the price down, at least with the Handy Home
- No floor. They supply enough PT for 16" OC joists, but no actual
- No roofing material other than the sheathing. You have to buy your
own felt, drip edge, shingles, nails, etc..
- 2 x 3 studs, rafters, etc. Studs spaced at 24" OC
- They don't supply enough wood for full-framed walls. For example,
they do not supply sill plates for any of the walls. The back wall is
"studded" with just a cross, like a big plus-sign. The side walls have
a top plate but no sill.
The theory is that once you get the sheathing on, it'll hold itself
Even after buying the extra wood to build it properly, along with the
floor and roofing (open package materials, 4 bundles for $10 ea) I
still spent way less then the $499 regular price, so I didn't really
You can see the manual for my shed here. Check out the construction
methods to see what I mean. Mine is built *much* better than how they
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