Outdoor Storage Box- Review
If you are looking to keep things organized outdoors, consider buying
an outdoor storage box or bench. These pieces are designed to provide
useful storage for you outdoors, and popular uses include storing patio
furniture cushions and/or garden and pool supplies. An added bonus to
today's storage boxes, is that most are attractive, and should enhance
your outdoor decor.
About: Size, material, and price varies, so keep your eye out for features
important to you. For example, if the items to be stored needs to stay
dry, look for a box with a "stay dry design" like the plastic
bins made by Suncast. Other features you may want to look for include:
lockable storage boxes and wheels for mobility. Review your options before
Outdoor Storage Box Materials:
If you are shopping for a wooden storage box, you will generally find
that it is made from a weather resistant hardwood like Eucylyptus, Shorea
and Red Lauan. Cedar wood is another one, and it, like Teak ($$$,) tend
to be a bit more expensive.
Wood is definitely a desirable material and many outdoor storage bin options
are available. You'll find stylish wood deck boxes and attractive wooden
Some are made with slatted wood walls and/or bottoms to allow air to flow
freely so that items like cushions, (or whatever you're storing) don't
end up smelling musty or damp.
- Best brands: Suncast and Rubbermaid (resin plastic)
Don't forget that there are two types of plastic available, resin plastic
and recycled plastic that is tauted as being "lumberlike."
The typical resin plastic ones, however, tend to be the most affordable
and tend to look and perform really well too.
are popular brands to consider when choosing plastic
outdoor storage. Their affordable products are made with durable resin
construction and are weather-resistant.
Also, all storage boxes and benches are made with a stay-dry design which
will keep water out. Additional features to look out for are: wheels for
easier maneuverability; storage trays and compartments for small items
and lockable lids for safe storage.
- Best brands: Eagle One and Red Star Traders
Storage options exist in resin wicker, but selection is definitely slim
compared to wood and plastic.
Wicker deck boxes and benches typically are constructed with a steel frame
and use a handsome resin wicker weave. These tend to be more expensive
than other materials mentioned.
Popular Type - The Outdoor Storage Bench:
Outdoor storage benches are becoming more popular each year. These benches
are available in a variety of materials that include: wood, plastic, wicker
and teak and can be stylishly arrranged with other outdoor furniture and
can enhance seating options.
Storage capacity ranges... If you need maximum storing space, look for
a 4-foot or larger bench. This will comfortably seat 2-people and provide
a nice amount of storage space beneath. Cushions don't come with all benches,
but some do! As well, some storage benches are designed with back support,
others are not. With a wide variety of materials, prices do vary. If you
are looking for an affordable option go with resin plastic. How do they
work? They are made with a lid which opens for storing.
Storage benches can be fancy, look for those made of wood or wicker. Poolside
or on the patio, these are pieces of outdoor furniture that add to the