Yeah, it looks more like one of those kiddy-castles than it does a shed. But still, this might be the only real solution for some folks (like me, sadly) whose overly-zealous homeowner’s association won’t allow any kind of construction of any sort in a backyard — even if it’s not visible from the street. So if building one’s own isn’t an option, do these sheds hold up?
Rubbermaid’s literature touts the plastic as a benefit: “no rot, no rust, no problems.” But I can’t help but wonder if the plastic slowly disintegrates like the arm rests on lawn chairs. If so, how long does it last? They do have a point; provided it lasts at least as long as a wood or metal counterpart, I suppose I can’t really bitch.
The one you see pictured starts at around $425 and is 52″ x 48″ and 6′ high. That’s about enough to hold a push mower, or at least some of the overflow of things that I don’t want cluttering up my garage, like a string trimmer, fuel, etc. Rubbermaid also says that their wall anchors work inside the shed, so you can add things like shelves and other organizational stuff to fill it up properly.
Medium Storage Shed [Rubbermaid]