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8 x 5 ft Outdoor Storage Shed

Model: 6418


Select Color: Desert Sand

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8 x 5 ft Outdoor Storage Shed

8 x 5 ft Outdoor Storage Shed


Keep all your garden tools at your fingertips with our Lifetime 8 ft x 5 ft garden shed. No more searching all over the garage for your favorite little hand spade! With a Lifetime garden shed, you can keep your gardening equipment right where you need it—in the yard. No painting. No rusting. You’ll appreciate the low maintenance of a Lifetime garden shed. Constructed from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic with steel reinforcements, this sturdy shed is weather-resistant as well as stain resistant. An attractive garden shed that will look as good as new for years to come! Made in the USA from US and imported parts. Covered by a 10 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada. Compatible with our 8 ft expansion kits.

Consult local building codes before assembly.This shed must be built on a flat level foundation of wood or concrete (not included). It is designed with a slight indentation in each corner of the floor so that you can drill through the flooring to secure it to the foundation. Anchoring hardware depends on the type of foundation you have and is therefore not included in the shed kit. Not including the installation of the foundation, you can expect assembly of the shed itself to take 2 adults up to 6 hours. Watch our helpful video on How To Build A Lifetime Shed. (Components will vary between different models).

Please Note: If purchasing additional shelving model # 0190 (shelf channels) will be necessary to hang the shelves.

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.


  • Attractive Appearance and Design
  • Dual-Wall High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Construction
  • Heavy-Duty Steel Trusses Provide Additional Roof Strength
  • High-Pitched Roof Allows for Quick Drainage of Rain and Snow
  • Lockable Steel-Reinforced Doors for Added Security
  • Low Maintenance Design
  • Slip-Resistant High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Floor Protects Against Oil, Solvents, and Stains
  • Sturdy Steel-Reinforced Construction
  • UV Protected to Prevent Weather Damage


Model 6418
Assembly Secure-Fastened Assembly with High-Grade Metal Screws
Cubic Feet 232.7 ft3 (6,58 m3)
Door Handle High-Impact Handles with Metal Latch
Door Hinges Full-Length Galvanized Steel Hinge Pins
Door Locking Exterior Padlock Loop with Two (2) Deadbolts on Interior of Left Door
Door Opening Dimensions 4 ft. 8 in. W x 6 ft. 4 in. H (1,422 cm x 1,930 cm)
Door Structure Steel-Reinforced Polyethylene
Eave Depth 2 in. (5,08 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 7 ft. 8 in. W x 4 ft. 8 in. D x 8 ft. H (2,33 x 1,42 x 2,43 m)
Exterior Roof Dimensions 8 ft. W x 5 ft. D (2,43 m x 1,52 m)
Fascia Height 1.25 in. (3,1 cm)
Floor Structure Slip-Resistant Dual-Wall Polyethylene
Footprint 7 ft. 10 in. W x 4 ft. 10 in. D (2,38 m x 1,47 m)
Interior Dimensions 7 ft. 6 in. W x 4 ft. 5 in. D x 5 ft. 10 in. - 7 ft. 10 in. H (2,28 x 1,37 x 1,17 - 2,38 m)
Interior Headroom (truss to floor) 6 ft. 8 in. (2,032 cm)
Materials of Construction Powder-Coated Steel and High-Density Polyethylene
Max Roof Load 23 psf
Max Wind Resistance 65 mph (104,6 kph)
Max Wind Resistance w/Wind Kit 94 mph (151,3 kph) (20 PSF)
Nominal Dimensions 8 ft. x 5 ft. (2,43 m x 1,52 m)
Roof Pitch 6:12
Roof Structure Dual-Wall Polyethylene Panels
Roof Support Trusses One (1) Steel A-Frame Truss
Screened Vents Two (2) Screened Vents
Square Feet 33.8 ft2 (3,14 m2)
Tool Corral Compatible Yes
Wall Structure Steel-Reinforced Dual-Wall Polyethylene Panels

Assembly & Manuals


8 ft. x 5 ft. Storage Shed is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Assembly of corner & wall segments I have an 8 x 5-ft shed. And it is a great shed / shop.The ONLY complaint I have was attempting to snap the corrner / wall segment tabs into the flooring slots. That was extremely difficult if not impossible. Simply pulling down on these segments to install corners / walls into the flooring did not work for me.I tried two methods that helped. The first was a heat gun to "soften" the tabs and slots. This method took some time for the tabs / slots to warm up.The best method was to place the corner / wall segments in-place on the flooring and spray the tabs / slots with WD-40. Bingo! ! !Also, to strenghten the flooring, I installed cement backer-board that made the flooring substantial. Now, no worry piercing the flooring.Also, I would suggest purchasing the shelving vertical bars to strengthing the side walls.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shed Yesterday I put the shed together myself in about 10 hours. It would have been easier to have an extra pair of hands to help but as a previous reviewer mentioned, it can be done by one person, with patience and tenacity! I'm very impressed by the quality of the materials, as well as the engineering and design of the shed itself. I believe this shed should last a good long time. The only negative I can share relates to the graphics/sketches in the directions. At times, they were too small or unclear, making it difficult to identify some of the many, many parts, especially at the beginning. But, overall, the directions were clearly written and accurate. In the end, I believe you can't miss with this shed.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Storage shed I have ever owned I bought my shed 4 years ago and it still looks brand new. I'm in and out of it at least 3 times a week.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Set Up Garden & SPA euipment I have been using this SHED for almost a year now. It has proven to be just what I needed for my backyard storage. I have a travel trailer, SPA, and Garden so it's perfect for storing all the associated chemicals and equipment, including a ladder, step stool and hoses. I put it together with the help of my 13 year old grandson and it took about 5 hours. I will say if you read the directions closely and don't try any shortcuts, it goes together quite nice. I placed it on a level platform of pavers, and anchored it with lag bolts. The operation of opening the door does kind of depend on the time of day and temperature, sometimes it opens without restriction and other time it takes a little effort. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made, sturdy shed We have a small 66" section of space we thought we'd have to custom build. Thanks to Lifetime and their Awesome Black Friday sale we are already in business with a roomy 8x5' (perfect ) sized shed. It is so nice looking it matches the siding on the rest of the house! My husband and I built it on 2 separate occasions due to getting rained out. So we built all the doors, trusses & gables the first day. A few days later we had the whole thing up in about 2 hours. Everything fits snug and all parts were there. No damage to the panels. It all came in 2 large boxes on private shipping company truck. They worked with us for delivering at a convenient time. All in all, I love my new shed. Can't wait to get shopping for the accessories now!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy easy to assemble Better to have two people assemble. One can do it with no problem.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy Shed for all my outdoor storage needs We put this shed up last summer and it looks just the same now as it did when it was new. All of our outdoor belongings including lawn tools are free from harm. I would recommend using two or more people for setup and using some sort of base. My husband started the setup alone and he became rather frustrated. As soon as I joined in the project was completed in no time.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strike Plate on Left Door I assembled the shed this past weekend with minimal help. The instructions were good and the materials seem sturdy. My only issue is that the strike plate (DZG) on the left door jamb comes out too far and the latching mechanism on the right door doesn't clear the strike plate and therefore can't be closed without closing both doors at the same time...which in turn makes the deadbolts obsolete. Anyone else have this issue or am I just missing something? Thanks.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Got the shed assembled but the doors don't stay closed unless something heavy is in front of it .Have the doors leveled and even at the top I use the latch but it wants to spring back open. I don't see how it will stay closed without something latching

Asked by: Wayne
The doors can be tricky if your base isn't completely level. We do have a few tricks to help with the doors. We have a great video on the Lifetime YouTube channel that can walk you through it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzvXdBXP8Vo. Check it out and then give us a call at 800-225-3865 if that doesn't work for you and we will see what we can do to help.
Answered by: mwilson
Date published: 2017-09-15

Does Lifetime do free international shipping or is it only limited to the United States

Asked by: derealbutch
Hi derealbutch, At this time, Lifetime only offers free shipping withing the continental US. If you'd like a shipping quote, please call 1-800-424-3865 and our sales team will be able to provide you with a shippined estimate.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2015-01-06

Some photos of the shed make the side appear to be a green color while other photos look tan.  Are the sides green or just a bad photo?

Asked by: SHTommy
We do apologize about the confusion with the pictures you are seeing. The wall panels on this model of shed are Desert Sand (Tan) in color. The sides are not green in color.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-31

What is the major diferances between the 6406 & 6418 8 x 5 Shed

Asked by: Earl
The 6406 comes with lots of shelving as well as a pegstrip for hanging tools. The 6418 doesn't come with any accessories at all. That's the only difference between these two models.
Answered by: huerta
Date published: 2017-01-31

Can I purchase replacement roof panels?  Due to a home fire I have two warped roof panels.  The rest of the building is fine.  I would also like to purchase a replacement for the door latch assembly as it broke a few years ago.

Asked by: Gouda
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-05-21

How far do the doors open? 90 deg? 180 deg?

Asked by: Dave805
They can open up a little past 90 deg.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-24

Hi Do you ship to Singapore please?

Asked by: LIZLEE
For international orders and shipping policies please contact Lifetime Products at 1-800-242-3865 and ask to speak to our International Department.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2013-11-27

I will only have about 6" behind my shed. Is this enough for assembly? If not, how much space is necessary?

Asked by: Dave805
The majority of the shed is built form the inside. The only difficulty you might have is with assembly of the roof.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-24
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