The 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable is a very attractive shed that is something a person who loves to take care of plants or even those who like to grow their own food is going to really enjoy for many years. The shed comes with a full length bench that fits perfectly under the windows. Speaking of which, it has all those windows which are going to let the sun really beam inside to help things grow and in the summer and also keep things nice and warm. On the sides of the shed there are extra windows which can be opened so you can let a little air inside. While this windows will allow the sun in, the incredible design of the shed will keep the rain out.
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The tongue and groove shiplap cladding and the rest of the shed are made with very impressive and top quality redwood. This keeps the shed looking amazing, stylish and it is also practical as it is just so strong A huge part of what makes this such a sturdy structure is that impressively thick frame which is something, Treetops Traditional is well known for. No corners have been cut at all with this shed as even the floor and the roof is made using tongue and groove boards.
What we rate
Those lovely windows let in a lot of light
Will fit into most gardens
Floor and roof is very strong
Perhaps the perfect shed for plants and veg
Has a really attractive design
What we slate
Wood will require treatment once a year
You will need to talk a friend into helping build it
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8/10
Value for money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
It really does take a lot to knock our socks off these days, but the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable really did thanks it is just incredibly unique and impressive design. If you are a gardener or a person who loves to grow their own things like tomatoes for example then you are going to really enjoy spending time in this shed. The shed is 6 feet wide and 8 feet deep and there is also a fantastic bench included for you where you can place items right in front of the window. So while, 8 x 6 may not sound huge there is plenty of room to have fun and store things inside of here. The height of the shed is also rather nice as it is, 6 feet 6 inches at the highest point and 5 feet 9 inches at its lowest.
Treetops Traditional have used a pent roof and it is made up with 12 mm thick tongue and groove boards and also is covered with felt. This is a very high quality roof and we do love how high it is as it makes pottering around inside of here not require you to be bent over or uncomfortable.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Treetops Traditional have had a lot of success using their 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding on a few of their other sheds and they have used it to great effect here. This has a very attractive look to it and we really like how it has a very sleek look to it. It is not just pretty, you see this style of cladding will put a stop to any rain that will try and make its way inside.
Inside the shed, as this is something that you will be spending quite a lot of time in, you will be pleased to know that there is one very robust frame keeping the whole shed together. The dimensions of the frame are 44 mm x 27 mm and it has rounded edges which is something Treetops Traditional do which we wish more shed manufactures would. Basically this is a frame that is so strong, even 20 years from now this shed will still be standing just as firm as the day you built it.
We know that while things like plants and vegetables do not weigh a great deal, plant food, fertilizer and other big bags do weigh quite a bit, especially if you have a few bags. Well this shed can take that weight and a whole lot more thanks to the amazing, 12 mm tongue and groove boards. This we are sure are going to feel very solid as you are walking around in the shed, watering your plants and taking care of your crops.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Treetops Tradition do dip treat all of their sheds and that is fine, but please do not make the mistake of thinking this is going to protect the wood forever. As a matter of fact, we always recommend coating the shed with wood treatment shortly after construction. A fresh coating once a year is all that is needed to keep that gorgeous redwood in tip top condition.
While we wish there was a longer guarantee than just a year. At the end of the day the shed is made with materials that are of a high quality and built to last so you really should not have any problems, but at least you do have that guarantee as a safety net just in case there is an issue with something.
Doors And Windows
The door is a single door that is still a good size which will allow access to the shed even with large bags or tools in your hands. Interestingly the shed pictured has a single door, but Treetops Traditional do say they have a stable style door so that is something worth looking into before you buy. One thing that you may not have noticed is the hinges, Treetops Traditional use these very strong hinges to ensure the door will stay in its place.
This shed has a vast amount of windows and they are all made from horticultural glass. The windows take up a lot of space on the front of the shed and they are right where the bench is, so this would be a great place to put the things you want to get a lot of sun light. While the windows on the front of the shed are fixed on each side there is a window that can be opened to let in a little fresh air.
Security And Privacy
The door comes with a lock and key which is a very nice touch and saves you needing to purchase a padlock. The whole shed has a very sturdy feel to it so we do not think you will have any security concerns.
Privacy is not something you are going to be getting with this shed as there is so many windows, but with the type of shed this is, we do not really see you having any issues with this.
Customisation Options And Extras
Before you order the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable, you can actually choose which end of the shed the door will be placed at. So if you need to place the shed up against a wall this is pretty handy. Also as you are going to have to treat the shed, perhaps have a look into using a wood treatment that is a little bit more colourful if you want to give the shed a little bit more personality.
For the floor if you want to give it a bit of a stronger backbone or just raise it a little bit off the floor then you may be interested in the wooden floor bearers that they offer these are, £34.99 which is a reasonable price. If the whole installation of the shed is something that fills you with dread then there is an installation service available as an extra for, £99.99.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
This really is one very solid and impressive shed and we do not think anyone is going to have any problems with the overall quality.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Sure this shed will require treatment and a little bit of care from you, but this is a shed that is so great, you will actually want to go that extra mile to look after it and if you do this will last you a couple of decades easily.
While 8 x 6 is not the largest storage space this is a shed that is not just about storage space. It is all about the experience of getting in the garden and planting your own vegetables and taking care of your plants.
Ease of installation8/10
You better have the kettle on, as you will need a friend’s help to put this together. This though is not a really hard DIY project and should take you no more than 4-6 hours.
Value for money8.5/10
The design of this shed really does make it perfect for a person who loves to garden, if this sounds like you. Then we are sure you are really going to feel like you got a great deal here.
Final Thoughts: While the 8' x 6' Traditional Potting Shed 6' Gable may not be a shed someone just looking for storage space would want and actually to be honest we would not recommend this to you if that is what you are after. But for a person who loves to get their hands dirty, get the watering can out, look after your grapes and really take a lot of pride into making things and looking after them, then this shed is going to be something you just fall in love with. Those of you looking for that perfect spot to be able to spend time and enjoy your gardening may have found it with this shed.