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Plastic Outdoor Storage Review - Rubbermaid and Suncast

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If you are looking to keep things organized outdoors and don't want to spend a fortune, consider buying a plastic outdoor storage box also known as a deck box.

These attractive poly-resin boxes provide useful storage outdoors and the two most popular brands are (1) Suncast and (2) Rubbermaid.

Both of these manufacturers make a number of different sized plastic storage boxes, (for example: extra large, 50 gallon, 73 gallon, 32 cubic feet).

Outdoor storage boxes are available in horizontal and vertical and many are designed to serve double-duty as both bench and storage container.

Favorite Deck Box Features:

  • Wheels for easier maneuverability
  • Storage trays
  • Compartments for small items
  • Lockable lids for safe storage
  • Bench or seat

How are Plastic Storage Boxes Constructed?

Because deck boxes are designed to live outdoors, construction needs to be durable, and indeed it is. Consumer reviews from Amazon typically say that constuction of (Suncast and Rubbermaid) is sturdy and assembly is very easy.

There are no tools necessary! The plastic is poly-resin or polyethylene which will resist chipping, fading and cracking.

Don't forget that there are two types of plastic available, resin, vinyl 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!

This may be the reason why brands Suncast and Rubbermaid are industry leaders in this type of outdoor storage system: Price is affordable, design is both attractive and multifunctional and homeowners recognize this!

About Weather Resistance?

Suncast - all storage boxes and benches are made with a stay-dry design which will keep water out.

Rubbermaid's deck boxes are also designed for weather resistance.

Will it Fit? Storing Patio Cushions and Other Items....

Don't forget to measure your patio cushions before choosing a deck box. Then, check the inner dimensions of the box with the size of your cushions. This will save you the irritation of items not fitting properly within.

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. Take a look at the selection at Amazon. We find their prices for these items, to be the best around.

Best in Rubbermaid and Suncast Deck Boxes:

5-Outdoor Storage Boxes Receive Excellent Customer Reviews at Amazon:

1) Suncast SS1000 Storage Seat - (85) Reviews/ Rated 5 stars!

About: This storage box costs around $40, seats 1 person and stores a small number of items. Here's what one person fit: a 50 foot hose, a watering can , a couple of chair pads, and some rope.

2) Suncast DB5000 Deck Box, 50 Gallon- (217) Reviews/ Rated 4.5 stars out of 5!

About: This outdoor storage box costs around $50. According to one reviewer, " it has held up to the Houston heat, humidity, and rain extremely well." Another review states that is has kept the rain out and is water tight! Capacity is 50 Gallon. Dimensions: 41 by 21 by 22 inches and weighs 28 pounds

3) Suncast DB9750 Extended Deck Box - (56) Reviews/ Rated 4 stars out of 5!

About: This deck box costs about $150. It is a great choice if you need exta capacity storage. It can also serve as a bench and has the "stay dry" design. Here's what one person fit: "4 chair seat bottoms, 1 lower 2-seater bench cushion, 1 thick 2-seater back bench cushion, 2 large swivel chair bottom cushions and
2 thick swivel chair back cushions."

4) Rubbermaid 5E39 Extra Large Deck Box with Seat -(92) Reviews/ Rated 4.5 stars out of 5!

About: This Rubbermaid extra large deck box costs around $150. The inner dimensions are 56-1/2 by 21 by 22-1/2 inches (width by depth by height). It is large enough to fit standard-sized garden tools, such as rakes, hoes, etc. Featuring a Sandstone colored lid and floor and olive steel colored panels. New hinge design for improved accessibility and durability. This Rubbermaid deck box is lockable (lock not included). Rubbermaid deck boxes are maintenance-free and crack-resistant in cold temperatures. 16.2 cubic feet of storage space.

5) Suncast DB8000B Deck Box with Wheels - (44) Reviews/ Rated 4 stars out of 5!

About: This deck box with wheels costs around $75. Internal dimensions: 42-1/2" x 19-1/2" x 21." Water proof according to reviews. The box is made with handles and wheels offering easy manueverablity.

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