For two people in our 50's that don't do this every day, I think we did a pretty good job building this 10 x 10 saltbox shed kit from Curtis Lumber!

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Despite the fact that we ran into several problems with the trusses being of poor quality and the blueprints/directions being inadequate, we have no regrets about buying and building this shed! We made everything work out in the end and we are happy with the results. We also know that it did save us time in the long run because we don't do something like this every day and needed to get it done in about a week (Which we did despite all the pouring rain!).

What you should know:
1. You must have basic construction know-how
2. Use the directions/blueprints as a guide only
3. We returned all building nails for screws (except roofing)
4. We suggest only putting two cats at the top and bottom on either side of the door with a wall joist from top to bottom down the center.
5. We suggest cutting the T-111 panels 3-4 inches longer than stated in directions.
6. You need to provide your own felt for the roof.

Is it perfect? No. Could it have been built better? Probably. Do we care? Absolutely not!

We did end up buying new tools to get the job done – the Ridgid 18 volt 5 piece combo kit had every tool we needed (and we used every single one to finish!). The best part was that it comes with TWO (2) Amp hour batteries! And they have a lifetime service agreement too!

The kit included a Hammer Drill, Impact Driver, Circular Saw, Reciprocating Saw, LED Flashlight, Charger, (2) 4.0 Ah Batteries, Auxiliary Handle, (2) Bits, Circular Saw Blade, Blade Wrench, Reciprocating Saw Blade, (3) Belt Hooks, Bag, and Operator’s Manuals! See the affiliate link below.

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Ridgid 18 Volt 5 Piece Combo Kit – make sure you get a lifetime service agreement with your purchase!





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Rich & Kathie


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30 Responses

  1. Well this was certainly a learning experience for us but we are glad we did it. We are very happy with the results and look forward to building our future house together! Thanks so much for watching and supporting us – Rich & Kathie

  2. Yes, I love this kinda thing coz facing problems is kinda inevitable so you have to adapt and fix things as you go, just like in life! Fantastic work guys keep it up:)

  3. Thanks Rich and Kathie for always being honest with your product reviews.  Despite the problems with the kit, you made it work and now have a safe and dry space for all your tools.  Thanks for sharing with us.  Love your videos

    1. We had a couple of close calls….LOL Here’s a tip for you guys: Decide who the boss will be BEFORE you start any task together (take turns on different projects)! Definitely helps 🙂 Have a great day!

  4. Stopping by today to let you know we are still alive …. we have been MIA for a few months,,,,,
    and we will explain later but for now wanted to drop by and drop a like and
    let you know we really appreciate you staying subscribed while we were MIA—-(missing in action)
    Until we can be forthcoming with the news we will be uploading some videos we took during
    our travels from last year…..of course it looks real time but in reality the videos will be
    from 2018 up until March 2019 which coincidentally is when we went offline…we will be trying
    to catch up on comments this month and we appreciate your patience as we go through
    ramping back up……Thank YOU!!!

    1. Glad to see that you are back and hope all is well! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share even if it is older!! Thanks so much for the update 🙂

  5. I enjoyed this we do a lot of work together too and are retired. It was nice to see another older couple doing some of this type of work 🙂 – Ruthie Pople

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