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Old 03-08-2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am considering to buy:


https://www.bjs.com/product/shelter-...00000000873088


Any thoughts about "the good, the bad and the ugly" about that kit?


Also - any ideas how much it would cost to get composite walls for that frame?
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Never used anything like that.
All I can say as someone who can cut miters etc. I would not use it. I seems to be made for someone who has zero experience cutting wood or building anything. I have no idea how strong or sturdy it would be.
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So you know that kit is just 20 pieces of metal.
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You don't need the ones at the bottom of the studs.
https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-90192.../dp/B000E3XNC0
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Never used anything like that.
All I can say as someone who can cut miters etc. I would not use it. I seems to be made for someone who has zero experience cutting wood or building anything. I have no idea how strong or sturdy it would be.
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You don't need the ones at the bottom of the studs.
https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-90192.../dp/B000E3XNC0

Thanks for clarifications !!! I must've misread and thought that it does come with wood for framing
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Thanks for clarifications !!! I must've misread and thought that it does come with wood for framing
That is not to say it is a bad deal and it would make it build much easier than learning all the math.
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Thanks for clarifications !!! I must've misread and thought that it does come with wood for framing
Wood to frame a shed like that is going to run you $400-$500.
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Looks like a fun project.

It is a bit misleading though. The text states:
Only straight, 90 degree cuts are required
No miters or complex measurements are needed
Yet in the photo you can clearly see that the wood members are not cut at 90 degrees. No big deal, but I just wonder what else is not as it appears?

That being said, for a guy with little to no experience, and working by himself or just one helper... those brackets would be super helpful.

We had one of those small sheds at a home we bought in the late 1990's. It was a great space.

Good luck, keep us in the loop.
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Looks like a fun project.

It is a bit misleading though. The text states:
Only straight, 90 degree cuts are required
No miters or complex measurements are needed
Yet in the photo you can clearly see that the wood members are not cut at 90 degrees. No big deal, but I just wonder what else is not as it appears?

That being said, for a guy with little to no experience, and working by himself or just one helper... those brackets would be super helpful.

We had one of those small sheds at a home we bought in the late 1990's. It was a great space.

Good luck, keep us in the loop.

i did see it... i just ignored it
as quite often happens - those that design and build aren't those that write manuals ...
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I think it would work with square cuts but the picture should have showed that.
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I think it would work with square cuts ...
I totally agree... but it would be loose as a goose.

My German heritage has taught me to always build Goodntight and Hellferstout.
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I totally agree... but it would be loose as a goose.

My German heritage has taught me to always build Goodntight and Hellferstout.

And here I thought you were Dutch, wooden shoes, wooden head, wouldn't listen
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Never used anything like that.
All I can say as someone who can cut miters etc. I would not use it. I seems to be made for someone who has zero experience cutting wood or building anything. I have no idea how strong or sturdy it would be.
It makes for a very strong building. Ever used hurricane ties? The brackets hold the pieces parts in position. And since nails have a tendency to loosen over time, the brackets tend to minimize that.
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And here I thought you were Dutch, wooden shoes, wooden head, wouldn't listen
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I suggest you just build a good old fashioned gable roof shed.

There are relatively simple to construct and plenty of videos online that show how to build one or you can get a kit starting at about $1200 for an 8'x8' model

In 2003 I built my 10'x12' shed from scratch.

If memory serves I paid about $1300 for the supplies including the gravel for the base, pier blocks and hardware. Accounting for inflation that would be about $1800-$1900 today.

It took me about 5-6 weekends to build.
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