Outdoor Garden Tools Storage
If you need storage for larger items and do not have room for a shed, this smaller Outdoor Garden Tools Storage Shed may be an answer. With winter approaching many people will have things that they purchased during the summer months for their outdoor space and now need to store them. Great for Pool toys or garden tools.
I have a small portable cabinet on my deck that holds a lot of the things that will not weather very well over winter. I have a larger shed for all of the yard tools. If you do not have a shed, this storage solution will be able to store pool supplies, garden supplies and tools, BBQ supplies and diner supplies.
Lets look at the style and size of the Lifetime Outdoor Cabinet and see if it will work to solve your outdoor storage problems.
Lifetime Vinyl Vertical Storage Cabinet
Price when article was written: $299.99
What you get in the box
You will get a large vertical storage shed that is made from High Density Polyethylene. Steel reinforcement will keep your shed very stable.
Shed has a heavy duty floor and slanted roof to shed water. Doors that will be as tall as the shed with handles and metal latches will make your shed easy to use and secure.
How big is it
The cabinet is 56.5 inches wide, 31 inches deep and 68.7 inches tall on the outside. Inside storage space is 53.6 inches wide, 27.5 inches deep and 67.7 inches tall. It will hold 53 cubic feet of stuff.
It will weigh about 104 pounds and will need some weight in it to keep it stable in high winds. Stability will improve with the shed being installed against a wall. Drilling a couple of holes in the back and using some lag screws to attach can also help with stability, this is not recommended by Lifetime.
This vertical storage shed is big enough to hold most yard tools, as shovels will fit nicely standing up. Could use provisions for hooks for long handled items.
Assembly and use
Assembly is not recommended for one person, some parts will need to held in place during assembly. Only need a screwdriver for normal assembly. Power driver not recommended, if you have to use it put on the lightest setting. A lot of screws will hold this unit together, most will screw into steel reinforcing rods for stability.
The doors have a provision for a lock in the handles. Left hand door will have two slide locks to hold it in place, you will have to unlock them to open this side door. This makes this shed more secure, I have the same type of system on my wooden storage shed in the backyard. Three steel hinges support each door. Each door will have a big handle.
No wheels are provided or can be installed in this unit. Once assembled the unit can be moved, you will just have to unload before moving as there are not handles on the sides.
Weather Proof, will not keep out bugs or other small pest. Customer comments state that they store towels without a problem of them getting wet. Each outside storage area will be different.
This storage cabinet will be great for storing your garden supplies (soil, digger, seeds with proper sealed container or any long handled tools), pool supplies (floats, squirt guns, balls and towels), yard tools (trimmers, blowers and weed killers) and BBQ and diner supplies (BBQ tools, plates and eating tools, place mats).
No provisions for shelves in this model, Lifetime does offer shelves at an extra cost. You can cut your own and use the notches on the side. This method is not rated for supporting any weight.
- Easy to assemble
- Can be attached to a wall for stability
- Customer service is very easy to use
- No wheels for mobility
- Not completely waterproof
- No shelf included in this cabinet
When you have items that you need to tuck away for a while in your outdoor space, look at this Lifetime Outdoor Garden Tools Storage shed for your solution. It will handle most long handled items and you can stack smaller storage containers. Although not water proof most customers stated that they stored items and they did not get wet during rain. For other storage solutions look at my post here.
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John, Good review. I love having outdoor storage that makes my garden tools easily available or for storing little things. I live in the tropics and the sun is brutal here. It fades most things and causes plastics to become brittle. Do you have any idea how this weathers? Would it be okay in the sun or should I find a shady spot for it? Is there something else you would recommend instead?
The resin material that is used to make these cabinets will withstand most weather conditions. They are recommended for areas like Florida and Texas here in the states. They get plenty of sunshine.
If you think the sun would still be a problem, I would look at wooded storage boxes. Teak or eucalyptus will be the best. You could buy 5 resin boxes for the price of one wooden one.
Great review john,
How sturdy is it? I only ask because any outdoor storage things I have had were not sturdy at all and would always break much quicker than expected. Especially if we get a big hit of wind. Would you recommend putting it out the way of the wind or do you think it will hold its own?
This unit is very sturdy. If you are planning on putting it in a very windy area, like a pathway that is like a tunnel, you can mount to a wall with some extra work. Just put a couple of lag screws towards the top 2/3 rds of the back of the cabinet to a secure wall.
The total build of this unit is very stable if assembled properly, you would not have to so any thing if you do not live in a very windy area’
I love the sound of this storage unit and I think this would be ideal for any gardener that needs somewhere to store their tools. Thinking of my own garden, this would fit quite nicely against our wall to the side of the house. We always need more space to store items and we were thinking of getting a small unit so this review has been very helpful!
This would work best if you add some shelves for your smaller items to fit. It will keep all of your goods out of the weather.
Very good review. This vertical storage shed is ideal for gardens and you described it very well. Personally I like the fact that it can be attached to a wall in case of windy conditions. well done!
This storage solution will work for those who have big things and a larger space. Attaching to a wall will keep it in place very well.
This is a great idea. I like the picture with the totes inside of the shed, it gives my mind a much better idea of the size rather than speaking in inches. Looks like it could hold what I need it to for the winter. I’m glad Joe asked about the wind, that’s a big factor where I live. Thanks!
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What an amazing product! I love that it is so streamlined and yet it will hold a ton of stuff!
I wish they had products like this for inside the home lol. What kind of warranty comes with it?
They do make some storage bins for inside. If you wanted to use this model inside you could, just make sure you have the room for the doors to open when needed.
The warranty is for five years against defects in the materials for the original owner. This should give you some security when you purchase your storage shed.
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This is a great solution to outside storage if you have a lot to store or a larger space. This is great for those who cannot have a shed in the backyard because of space or local rules. Having a wall to secure it too will help keep it in place.