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Waterproof Outdoor Storage Box

Resin Single Seat Storage Box

 

Have a need for a Waterproof Outdoor Storage Box.  Have clutter in your outdoor space?  Wonder what to do with the pool stuff when not in use?  Out door toys,cushions, grill supplies, table accessories or garden supplies just laying around in your yard.  In this blog I will cover some of the outdoor storage box solutions that will keep some rain water out.  Without a total sealing of the storage area, nothing will keep your goods totally dry in wet conditions.

I have written an article about horizontal and vertical storage box's follow this link for more details.  Find out how much you need to store and look at the following solutions.

Suncast 50 gallon deck storage with seatingHorizontal Storage solutions

Storage chest as they are sometimes called can make for a great problem solver for a deck, patio area or by the pool.  These chest can come in many sizes to fit what you need to store when not in use.

The smaller storage containers also double as a bench.  If you are looking also for extra seating, does it come with a cushion or can you get one with the chest?  They can have two drawers under the seat or the top of the seat will lift up for storage.

They will be made of resin or wood material. The wooden chest will need yearly work to keep the finish.  The resin will last for several years in the sun and elements.  These will not be water tight or water proof if out in the weather.  Look for a cover to keep elements out.

Larger chest will be able to hold more of your goods.  Look for  a one piece resin with a latching lid if you are looking for water proof.  Although they are very good looking the wooden storage chest will not be water proof without some kind of liner and water proof lid.  Some larger storage containers are big enough for a riding lawnmower.

For some of my ideas for storage benches follow this link.

Keter outdoor storage cabinet 30 cubic footVertical storage containers

The vertical storage container will work in areas with less footprint.  Most are made of resin with double doors.  The vertical box's will come with shelves to sort your goods in.  Some of these can be stacked to make a closet in your outdoor space.

Look at some of the vertical containers in this link that will be like some of your outdoor furniture.  Some end tables will have storage.  You can find some that will match your decor.

Vertical storage units can be as large as a shed and as small as an end table.  Your size will depend on the size and type of items you are trying to store.

Pros

  • Keeps your area neat from items not in use.
  • Can double as extra seating if you have a chest type.
  • Most are easy to assemble.

Cons

  • Can be a good place for spiders, rodents and wasp to hide from the weather.
  • Unless it is a one piece it will not be water proof.  You will have to have it under cover.
Resin vertical storage

Vertical storage box

Conclusion

When looking for a storage cabinet for your outdoor space, you will need to consider what you need to store.  If the cabinet is not big enough to hold the items you will not be happy with it.  For more storage solutions look at this post.

I currently have a vertical storage unit on wheels that can be moved easily.  This makes it very handy for when the seasons change and I have to store different items in different locations in my outdoor space.

Thanks for reading, any questions, ideas or comments use the form below and I will return an answer shortly.

John