Craftsman 8-ft. x 5-ft. Vinyl-Coated Steel Shed - Exclusive VersaTrack™ CompatibilityItem# 07165032000 | Model# CVCS85
Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Coverage in Sq. Ft.:||Less than 50 sq. ft.|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||180|
|Door Opening Width (In.):||59.5|
|Peak Height (ft.):||71.3|
|Door Width:||More than 4 ft.|
|Capacity (Cu. Ft.):||241|
Ratings & Reviews
Stash Your Yard Supplies in Style with the Craftsman 8' x 5' Vinyl-Coated Steel Shed
This Craftsman 8' x 5' vinyl steel shed is just what you need to keep your yard neat and organized. Tools from your smallest hand shovel to your riding mower have a home in this good-looking and durable unit. At 7 ft. 6 in. tall, there's plenty of room for tall items. The generous 59.5 in. door opening with two swing doors makes for easy access. It's customizable and compatible with the VersaTrack system, so you can decide the hook and shelving options that work best for you.
Your new Craftsman 8' x 5' vinyl-coated steel shed is solidly built, yet makes an attractive addition to your yard. It's made from electro galvanized steel with a vinyl coating that resists scratching. The decorative trim and ornamental hinges add to its visual appeal, while the built-in lock adds security. The 20-year limited warranty gives you peace of mind for years of worry-free storage.
What is the difference between a Steel Building and a Vinyl Coated Steel Building?
Craftsman Vinyl Coated Steel buildings offer an increased protection against the elements, scratches and UV rays. The steel goes through the same electro galvanizing process but instead of baked on enamel paint; a special vinyl coating is applied to the steel and then baked on for maximum protection. This vinyl coating makes the shed walls 5 times thicker than the normal galvanized product. The vinyl adds to the maintenance-free service life and increases the strength of the shed walls.
- This Craftsman 8' x 5' vinyl steel shed makes it simple to store all your gardening supplies, landscaping tools and more just the way you want
- With a 59.5 in. wide x 69 in. high door opening, even your big items (like a riding mower with 55 in. deck) are easy to store and retrieve
- Inside wall height is 71.3 in. so even your tall items fit with ease
Added on December 07, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
West Columbia, TX
The building is a nice looking building but is not very builder friendly the manufacture of this building could of made things a lot easer by redesigning the pre assembling parts to where you do not have to pre assemble them I'm not an engineer but I could of done a better job of design
I spent a bit searching for a shed that will provide me with durability, sturdiness, and appeal. This shed met my expectations at a reasonable cost. The installation process took a total of 4-5 hours spread over a couple of days. I am handy at this things and following directions was not a problem for me. The parts are labeled so it really makes it easier when identifying them during the installation process. I strongly suggest sorting all the parts prior to the installation. Initially I was afraid that the shed would be too light but I was pleasantly surprised with the sturdiness once installed.
I really like the look of the building and the size is great. However, it took me and my son at least 8 hours to put together and all of the pre-fabricated materials were not correct. We had to drill new holes in several different places very frustrating. I would not buy a Sears Craftsman metal building again. My friend bought a plastic shed and it was a thousand times easier to put together. we did not have any difficulty with holes matching up. So if you are interested in a storage building I would suggest looking at the plastic ones. Oh by the way once we put up my fiends building I was amazed how sturdy it was.
Just completed the building construction. Overall it appears to be a strong building once completed. There were some issues that make it a problem to assemble. One the instructions are not complete and leave you to figure some things out on your own. Two, the doors are a nightmare. They dont mention this but there is a right and left door due to hinge spacing and this you just have to find out for yourself and they don't close as they should. Had to drill more hinge holes and repostition the hinges and the so called door jamb reinforcment strip. Overall for the price i paid which was marked down to less than half, i think i have a sturdy building overall if you are willing and able to make the necessary adjustments.
Culver City, CA
Now that this shed is built, I can laugh about the fact that I thought I purchased a resin shed initially. By the time I got it home and figured out it was the steel version, I wasn't up for returning it and just went for it. Do yourself a favor and build this with at least one helper. The first few steps are easy enough going solo, but when it comes to putting the frame and roof on, lining up the screw holes really does take two people and some shear force. One person lines up the holes by maneuvering the shed while the other person drills a ton of screws into it. It's really all about making the frame square at the outset, but you're going to knock it around a bit early on and it's going to be flimsy until you have everything attached so the holes won't line up perfectly. Even with two people, this took about six hours and for the most part, we knew what we were doing. The instructions are clear enough looking back at them now, but take care putting the door locks and attachments on the right doors, and know that the front top frame is three pieces. This was really confusing in the instructions but obvious in hindsight. One thing about steel sheds, the doors NEVER close right unless things are perfectly square and level. My doors close about a 1/4 inch off, which stinks, but it's better than the version I saw on the Sears floor, which are off even more than that. I'll take some pride in that much at least. I can force them closed without denting the shed, so I'll live with it. I live in the foothills in Norcal and think the steel will actually hold up better than the resin version to our intense sun and wind. Time will tell. I'm also putting on the Versatrack system this weekend and the instructions are really clear on that part of it. The metal studs are already in place so the tracks attach with 1" #10 screws. So, overall I'm happy now that it's done. Wear gloves because steel has sharp corners and you don't want to deal with that. I learned the hard way. I put this shed directly onto concrete and will probably anchor it down this weekend due to the high winds we have here. Best thing about it, I've cleared out my garage and all my lawn and garden stuff, including my big Craftsman mower, fits in this shed really easily. I'd say go for it (with some patience and perseverance). The resin sheds are likely way easier to build, but this one is really sturdy and now that I'm done, I'd say well worth the effort. If anyone has a trick for getting the doors to line up better, I'd of course love to hear it.
El Cajon, CA
I was only allowed to do metal, which is why I thought this was a good choice considering it's size, price, and appearance. I read the reviews and saw how poorly it seems to have been written, I figured maybe I know better. Started early with 3 adults and the first day alone took 12 hours. It is not only written poorly, but manufactured even worse! Going on day 2 now, frustrated and angry! The only things preventing me from taking this back to the store is that 1) the box cannot be salvaged, and 2) my father-in-law flew in from across the country and decided to help with this project. We've wasted half of his short visit trying to deal with this junk. :(
Nothing fits. More than half of the holes are more than a quarter inch off, even within the same support. Can't close the door,(Which was the last item to install) Space for door is over a 1/2 " different from top to bottom. Spent more than 30 hours assembling. Over lapping parts have no tolerance. I am an tool and die maker and an engineer. I have never seen anything so far off.
Sterling Heights, MI
Please consider my background of being a Tool Engineer for 35 years. The engineering is so bad that it's hard to believe. Must have been a school kid that designed this shed. The directions are terrible and in many cases just don't make good since. I worked alone and it took me about 20 hours to build. I will say it does look very nice and is pretty sturdy. The company that builds them for sears was changing the instructions because of so many customer complaints. Maybe they will have the bugs out by the time you buy one. Otherwise be patient and plan on a lot of frustration and calls to the manufacturer.
I purchased the storage shed in the larger size, 10x7, plus the floor frame kit. It is a very nice and attractive building. I recommend that you read all the instructions in the box prior to starting the construction to inform you of what's ahead. It has anchoring and flooring instructions which you need to know before you begin. It's a good idea to make sure there is no rain in the forecast for the few days after you begin your project. We had to do a little at a time after the first day due to rain. I think this project would have been easier to assemble had we had some related experience. Having never done such a thing made it more difficult for us. However, we are very proud that we assembled a storage shed and are very pleased with its appearance. We could have finished quicker if we had had four people working on it. We basically had two plus me to hand the others screws and help hold pieces. We put ours on a cinderblock frame to prevent rising water from getting into it. I know our neighbors are happy to see an attractive new storage shed in our back yard.
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