Discover your options for the best outdoor storage boxes for decks, patios and elsewhere to keep things accessible and safe from the weather.
Whether you need storage for gardening tools, pool supplies and toys, grilling utensils, cushions, the kid’s backyard toys or any number of other items, an outdoor deck storage box will keep it all neat, secure and right at your fingertips. Take into consideration what you will be using the box for and where it will be stored in order to determine the perfect outdoor deck storage box for your lifestyle.
Outdoor deck storage boxes range from basic and utilitarian to attractive design additions to your outdoor living space. Depending upon your needs, deck storage boxes can be found in cube shapes, rectangular vertical boxes and tall cabinets. They feature large doors, shelves and hooks for hanging. Some even double as extra seating space. Just add a comfortable cushion and you are good to go.
Storage boxes are made out of wood, wicker, resin and high-density polyethylene plastic. Most outdoor storage units feature weatherproof or water-resistant finishes that can withstand years of use, bright sunlight and harsh weather conditions. You will want to take into consideration where the storage box will be used when deciding which one to purchase. Be sure to choose a mildew-resistant storage box if it is going to be used around water or if you live in a rainy area. Ventilated panels and nylon mesh bottoms will also help to keep your items in good shape.
Deck storage boxes are available at a wide range of price points. It all depends upon the size, materials and features of the box. You can find a basic storage box for around $39. A large box with double lids and a lock could go for $100 to $150. For a furniture-quality storage box, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $300 and up.
Deck storage boxes come in sizes ranging from 22 gallons to over 195 gallons. A small box can measure 22 inches long by 22 inches high and 17 inches wide, and a furniture-style cabinet can measure 64 inches tall by 32 inches wide. An extra-large deck box may measure 57 inches long by 20 inches wide and 24 inches high.
Types of Deck Storage Boxes
With such a variety of sizes, shapes and colors available, you can match your outdoor storage box to your home’s exterior or your deck’s wood finish color. From wooden cabinets and resin boxes to large containers and lockable storage units, the possibilities are endless.
1. Wooden Cabinet
Wooden cabinets, similar to what you might have in your home, can bring a bit of charm and elegance to an outdoor setting. A teak or eucalyptus wood storage cabinet would go nicely with a Bali-themed dining set, tiki torches and fire pit. Wooden storage boxes often need regular doses of stain or other weather-protecting materials if they are kept in direct sunlight or have to withstand harsh winter weather conditions.
2. Heavy-Duty Plastic Storage Box
Choose a heavy-duty plastic storage box in crisp white or nautical blue to complement a poolside or lakefront setting. Hinged lids, comfort grips and a place for a padlock will keep all of your toys and gear safe and ready for you to use.
3. Cube-Shaped Storage Box
The compact shape of a cube makes a unique addition to your outdoor space. Stow your gardening and grilling tools or outdoor décor in its easy-to-reach interior. The square shape of this type of storage box is great for additional seating or as a surface for food and drinks.
4. Patio Storage Ottoman
A storage box shaped like an ottoman is a unique way to add design and storage capabilities to your deck. There is usually enough room to seat two adults when the top is closed. An all-weather woven wicker finish helps it to blend right in to your décor.
5. Deck Storage Bench
Store your garden tools, outdoor cushions or extra pool towels in a decorative bench. A patio bench with under-the-seat storage makes a great decorative and useful addition to any deck, patio or garden.
6. Vertical Deck Box
A vertical deck box is going to have more height to it than a traditional rectangle-shaped box. Some have a lid as well as two front doors that open out to reveal a ton of storage space. This also makes it easy to retrieve items out of the box.
10 Terrific Outdoor Storage Boxes
1. Outdoor Large Storage Box
This all-weather wicker storage box (links to Amazon) is stain-, split- and water-resistant. It also has a reinforced and waterproof lid that can hold up to 200 pounds for extra seating. The nylon mesh bottom allows for air circulation and helps to prevent mold.
2. Storage Bench Deck Box
A dark basket weave design makes this sturdy bench deck box (Amazon) fit right into your outdoor design. The flat lid can double as a bench or as a serving station. It is lockable, which makes it a great choice for storing expensive gardening tools or for keeping at summer homes.
3. Storage Bench Seat
A cube-shaped storage bench seat makes a convenient seat or table when the lid is down. Made of heavy-duty plastic and solid resin panels, it features a unique wicker pattern to blend easily into your design concept.
4. Wooden Storage Deck Box
Designed with a slat construction for ventilation, this acacia wood storage box has a natural finish and lots of storage space. The bottom has open slats, which makes it a great choice for poolside decks and patios.
5. Storage Ottoman Bin
Sturdy feet, lots of interior storage space and a diamond patterned weave make this ottoman bin a great choice for dining sets and outdoor living rooms. The top is large enough to seat two adults.
6. Four Door Multipurpose Storage Cabinet
This beautiful and durable four-door storage cabinet is crafted out of eco-friendly Shore wood that is naturally water-resistant. The four double doors open to spacious shelves.
7. Extra-Large Deck Box
Made from high-density polyethylene, this extra-large deck box comes in a two-tone tan and brown design that will match almost any outdoor living space. The lockable lid has powder-coated steel hinges, and it doubles as a seat when closed. Store everything from pool supplies to garden tools and outdoor décor.
8. Patio Storage Bench
Store seat cushions, towels, outdoor décor or garden accessories in the under seat storage of this attractive storage bench. Made of impact-resistant polypropylene, this storage bench will make a decorative and useful addition to your deck. The high curved back and armrests make for a comfortable seating space.
9. Wood Deck Box
This beautiful 67-gallon wood deck box features solid wood construction and ventilated panels. It is weatherproof and pest resistant to ensure years of use, and the light golden tan color will complement any deck or patio setting.
10. Vertical Deck Box
Made of weather-resistant polypropylene, the wicker look of the resin panels makes this vertical storage box an attractive and sturdy addition to your deck. It measures 41 inches high and offers 195 gallons of storage space. The box has a lockable lid as well as doors that open outward, which makes it easy to store and retrieve items. Two gas shocks keep the lid open.
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