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Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor

The Handy Home Products Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Do-It-Yourself Wood Shed Kit with floor offers massive storage and recreational possibilities inside a complimentary gable design. This 12 ft. wide class floor plan features superior-grade 2x4 wood framing and a robust 1632 cu. ft. of storage capacity, providing the mega space you need to store all your outdoor yard tools and lawn gear. The expansive Columbia also boasts a flexible door location – install your doors on eave or gable sides! The smart-sized 7 ft. high side walls and 10 ft. peak compliment the over-sized, over-sized 5 ft. 4 in. wide by 6 ft. high double doors with full-length galvanized steel hinges. A premium rust-resistant, keyed locking handle is included for improved security. This Do-It-Yourself wood shed kit can be easily assembled with a hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, level and stepladder
Overall rating:
3.143 / 5
3.1
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5
(7 reviews) 7
Open Ratings Snapshot
71%of customersrecommend this product5 of 7reviews
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
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71%of customersrecommend this product5 of 7reviews
Customer questions and answers:
17 Questions | 27 Answers
Customer reviews for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor
Review 1 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor
Age Range:45 to 54

Poor quality of materials and vague instructions

PostedOctober 20, 2013
Overall rating 
2.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
Much of the lumber I received was warped and twisted. The directions were vague and none of the pieces were marked. I bought a 12X16 shed and the materials provided were for a 12x12 shed with extra 4 foot lengths to tack on. Do not get the package with the floor - I had to replace the lumber provided with sturdier material. The doors and hardware were of nice quality and resulted in a sturdy door that is lockable.
Pros: Functional, Looks Great
Cons: Difficult to Assemble, poor quality of materials
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+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor
from Austin TX
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male

Dont Bother.

PostedJanuary 7, 2014
Overall rating 
2.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
First off, if you don't have carpentry experience, you are going to need to hire a professional to build this. Vague instructions, missing or warped wood and only enough lumber to get this minimally completed. We had to buy plenty of more lumber to make this sturdy and safe. I called the manufacturer 4 times to send me missing pieces of lumber. The dont even tell you some very important structural things one needs to do on an envelope before adding the roof.
So, if you are going to pay a professional to build it, just have them purchase the lumber and make you something better. The only plus about this shed is the convenience of time to someone that has built plenty of structures like this in the past.
The floor is terrible, I wish we had doubled the amount of beams (and used 2x6s and not the 2x4s included) because now Ive got serious warped areas of the floor that need to be cut out and replaced with better plywood. Why would they send me press board for a floor that will get damp underneath in the rainy seasons?
To summarize, dont bother with this unless you plan on doing it yourself (and youve done plenty of building already). If you need to have a carpenter do it, just tell him what you want and he can buy and cut the wood and build you something 10x better for about the same price.
Pros: Functional
Cons: Difficult to Assemble, low quality materials
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor
from Alexandria, VA

Not bad for a kit

PostedApril 30, 2011
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4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
I didn't install this. I hired someone to do it. It took 3 guys a little more than a day to install it. They beefed up the floor kit as it seems there is just the minimal 2x4's. I like it and would purchase it again.
+6points
9out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Very easy to build yourself

PostedNovember 8, 2011
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4 out of 5
The instructions were very easy to read and made building this shed yourself a breeze.
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor

PostedMay 3, 2009
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4 out of 5
Nice and sturdy
0points
8out of 16found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor

Good but could be improved

PostedMay 29, 2012
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3 out of 5
This review is from:Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit
This is a good buy, but because of the modular nature of the structure it is a bit unstable. It is composed of two end pieces and as many 2' middle pieces as necessary to complete the length of the shed. That means that there are a bunch of 2' segments. longer segments, particularly across the top of the frame would add significant strength. I would suggest discarding the 2x4s that come with the package and purchasing long pieces that will go the length of the shed. I bought the shed without a floor because I wanted something more substantial than 2x4 joists.
+12points
12out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit with Floor

It's ok, but...

PostedNovember 8, 2011
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4 out of 5
This review is from:Columbia 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage Building Kit
The description doesnt tell you floor kit is not included, others do, so there's another $100 you need to spend. The picture leads you to believe it includes shingles, it doesnt, there goes more money. My builder said all the pieces are not marked, only some, which made it more difficult.
Shipping was free, but they wont set it anywhere but the driveway, so be prepared to move it yourself, if you dont have a truck or trailer, have plenty of help.
Once its all said and done, it will be a nice shed for the price, but a lot of work.
+8points
13out of 18found this review helpful.