Outdoor Patio Storage Boxes
When you have to put away your seating cushions or pool toys, looking at Outdoor Patio storage Boxes for a solution is the answer. They come in many sizes and styles to match your needs and outdoor space. In this article we will look at boxes that are 100 Gallons and larger for your bigger storage solutions.
Some will have extra features that will include inside storage trays, shelves, water proof, ability to be locked, wheels for mobility and extra seating area for your patio. First lets looks at these five examples and you can look at each feature and color to see what will work for you. If you need some smaller storage solutions, I will cover this in my next post.
Keter Rockwood Outdoor Plastic Deck Storage Container Box 150 Gal, Brown
This is the largest chest type storage box that I have in this article. This dark brown chest is simple in design. It has a wooden plank design and flat lid surface for sitting articles on. Is is not recommended to use as a long term sitting area. Great for seat cushions or pool toys.
The outside dimensions with the lid closed are 60.8 inches long, 28.5 inches deep and 24.6 inches tall. The inside storage dimensions are 56 inches long, 24.6 inches deep and 22.8 inches tall.
The lid is not weather proof and will not hold out a heavy rain. No drain holes on the bottom to let the moisture drain out if it gets in. Lid does not have a provision for a lock to sucure your goods inside. Lid does not have any thing to keep it up when open or help close it.
Some assembly required, will take about 20 minutes.
Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box
This smaller resin deck box that is light brown with a dark brown lid has a few different options. It has two rollers on one end and a handle on the other. Moving this deck box should be easy, depends on the surface that you are traveling. Not intended for seating.
The outside of the box is 56.5 inches long, 21 inches deep and 24 inches tall. Inside it will measure 54.5 inches long, 19 inches deep and 22 inches tall, it will weigh 26 pounds.
Assembly will require no tools. Lid is designed to close and seal for a waterproof interior. Does have a small hole for a lock for your storage protection.
Suncast 129 Gallon Deck Box with Seat
This is a very versitile storage box. The top can be used for a bench, just store a cushion inside and you are ready for some relaxing time. The Heavy Duty Resin is designed to hold out all kinds of weather. It is available in Taupe and or a neutal color to match your decor. A removable storage shelf is included.
The outside dimensions are 53 inches long, 29 inches deep and 28 inches high. Interior dimensions are 52 inches long, 27 inches deep and 23 inches tall. If you purchase a cushion, one that is 45 inches by 21 inches cushion is recommended. The thickness depends on how much butt comfort you wish for.
Easy assembly just snaps together without any tools. The lid does not have any provisions for a lock for your suff or lid supports to hold the lid in the open position. It does have plastic strap to hold the lid from opening too far and it is far enough that it will stay open.
Rubbermaid 121 Gallon Deck Box with Seat
If you are looking for seating and storage combined, this double walled resin storage box may be what you are looking for. The beige box with white lid will let you relax after a day in the pool. The dent resistant resin weather resistant box is not waterproof. Critters and bugs can still invade if not controlled.
The box is 60 inches long, 22 inches deep and 28 inches tall. It will measure 56.5 inches long, 21 inches deep and 22.5 inches deep on the inside.
Easy to assemble in about 15 minutes, does require Hammer, screwdriver to assemble. Has a strap to keep the lid from opening too far, will not hold lid open. Has lock provision for you storage safety.
Rubbermaid Split Lid Deck Storage
I added this Deck box as an alternative to the regular box’s. I have a taller model in my sun room.The split lid and opening front will let you store items that are too heavy to lift above the models with the opening lid. Comes with a removable wooden shelf.
It is 55 inches wide, 28 inches deep and 36 inches tall. The inside measures 47 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 29 inches tall. If you have a small push mower it will fit inside.
It is dent and weather resistant, it will not hold out water, insects or animals that work at getting in. It does have a provision for a lock to protect what is stored. Top lid opens 90 degrees, front doors open almost 180 degrees. This will allow you to roll anything that is inside, out without a lot of effort.
For your larger storage needs without getting a shed, the over the 100 gallon Outdoor Patio storage Boxes will work for most people. I have given you five different solutions with different options, one may work for your outdoor space. What are you wanting to store or if you are looking for some extra seating, may help you make the decision on what options you need to look for.
Thanks for reading, if you have any comments or questions please use the form below and I will get back to you.
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Thanks John for in-depth reviews of outdoor storage boxes.
I even never expected that so wide range of different size and option of boxes exist. I never saw, maybe just not search for them, in my country shops.
I am wondering how boxes feel in extreme temperatures, does it remain in shape and not change it in the hot or not cracking in the cold.
Extreme temperatures can effect the structure of the deck boxes. They are made from a plastic resin that will handle all but extreme conditions. Most of the deck boxes in this post will be fine outside all year round without any problems. If you live in an area where you have extreme conditions, you may want to look into some kind of metal storage container.
I live in a place where it is very windy, like in excess of 100km,relatively often. Is there something specific I should be looking for that can stand up to the wind and not blow around my garden?
The wind will not normally bother one of these Storage solutions. If you did have a problem, I would put a couple of patio pavers on the bottom to hold it in place. I would not try to secure it to the floor or wall as this will leave holes for critters to get in.
Hi John! Thanks for the great review! I currently have a really old out dated deck box and have been searching for a new one (mine leaks and is too small for modern cushions)
I am going to check out the Suncast 129 Gallon Deck Box with Seat as it sounds sturdy and I need the extra seating.
Do you know if the Suncast Deck box would hold out to a good winter with keeping the cushions safe inside? or would you recommend removing them before snow hits?
Leaving your items in the Storage Box for winter is ideal. The only thing I could recommend is making sure that critters will not invade and chew on your cushions. Most storage boxes will not be critter proof as they can chew into the plastic case.
Hi John, this post really stood out to me. I enjoy modern architecture, modern builds and houses. However the storage box was nothing I ever thought of doing. This could come in handy in so many different ways I might just have to get one for my own Christmas present 🙂
Thanks for this post buddy
The Storage Box is a great addition to any outdoor space. It can hide and protect many of your outdoor items when not in use. Getting one for Christmas is a great idea.
Thanks for the info on the different storage boxes. They hold up so much better in the sun than the regular storage bins. Of course they cost more. I have a rooftop patio that is in the full sun in Los Angeles.Totes just get destroyed from the sun. They crack and then start to just completely fall apart. I have 2 storage boxes and need to get more to replace the more than 20 crumbling storage bins.
Most of these outdoor storage solutions will handle the sun and weather quite well. No need to replace every year. The different styles and designs will let you choose one that will match your outdoor decor.
Thanks John for the review. Very informing, too bad I do not have a lot of outdoor space now. But hopefully in the future, I would consider some of the storage boxes.
Look at some of my smaller storage solutions, under 99 gallons, some of these will be as small as a chair.
Thanks for the great and helpful information.
Just what I needed.
I never saw this Outdoor Patio Storage Boxes before and always stored my thing in a closet inside the house. what a great idea.
Me and my wife are now struggling which box to choose, The Rubbermaid Split-Lid Deck Storage or Suncast 129 Gallon Deck Box with Seat.
i will notify you when we will have a decision. 🙂
Thanks for your interest in the larger outdoor patio storage boxes. If you think that they are too big, look at some of the smaller boxes on my next post.