Especially outdoors, it’s easy to be short on storage space. Outdoor storage containers can be tremendously useful for a wide variety of purposes. It can be much more convenient to have a deck box within reach rather than lug outdoor items—think tablecloths, toys, sports equipment, small tools, outdoor extension cords, and pool products, to name a few—in and out of the house or shed each time you finish using them.
Deck boxes come in a slew of styles and sizes, from small, attractive ones that double as side tables to 200-gallon-capacity monster-size options. Whether you have a ton of stuff to stash and keep dry or simply want to tidy up the deck or patio this piece of furniture will be a good storage solution for you.
These storage containers come in a variety of colors and styles, and some even double as benches for extra seating. The best deck box options are made from water-resistant wood, such as fir or cedar, or from heavy duty molded resin that will look as good five years from now as the day they were purchased.
We’ve found 5 of the best deck boxes on the market today that offer the storage you need with the style you want.
1. Keter Brightwood Outdoor Plastic Storage Box Garden Furniture
This sleek 120-gallon capacity outdoor storage box is made of resin, but it has a lovely wood-like embossed finished. Another great feature is the hydraulic pistons for easy opening and closing—and no slamming down on fingers. The durable, weather-resistant recyclable polypropylene box won't fade or peel, and has a lockable lid. It can double as a bench for extra seating, too, with a 800-pound-plus weight limit.
- Ideal outdoor storage box for garden tools and equipment, furniture cushions, garden games and accessories
- Decorative wood panel-style finishing with 454 L capacity keeping all items ventilated and dry
- Piston-assisted lid, comfortably seats two adults and has lockable option for added security
- Made of durable, weather-resistant and maintenance fade-free plastic
- Assembled external dimensions: 145 x 69.7 x 60.3 cm (L x W x H); internal dimensions: 138 x 59.6 x 55.2 cm (L x W x H)
2. Lifetime 60298 Heavy-Duty Storage Deck Box
If you have a lot of stuff to stow, consider this durable and sleek-looking deck box from LIFETIME. This model spans 60 inches long, 24 inches deep, and 24 inches tall, making it a good choice for larger decks and patios. Its UV-resistant, no-fade design is extra tough, thanks to double-wall construction made from high density polyethylene. The lid, meanwhile, features soft-close hinges to prevent slamming and can be secured with a padlock (not included). The deck box doubles as a sturdy bench when additional seating is necessary; just grab its molded handle insets on each end for carrying over to the best position.
- Controlled spring-hinge lid opens greater than 90° – won’t slam shut
- Moulded handles – Moves easily to desired location
- Rigid dual-wall high-density polyethylene (HDPE) construction
- Strong and durable – can be used as a bench
- Weather resistant – helps keep interior dry
3. Suncast Resin Wicker Patio Outdoor Storage Container
This large deck storage box has a rounded top that’s less likely than others to warp in the heat (a common problem with outdoor storage boxes), so the cover stays put solidly and keeps contents dry. It has a hinged top and space for a lock (though the lock isn’t included) and measures 50 inches x 25.5 inches x 25.5 inches. The dark brown wicker design has many matching pieces, so you can also buy the brand’s outdoor garbage bin, dining chairs or benches, hose reel, or other variations of storage boxes if you want your decor to match.
- Beautiful wicker plastic outdoor box has a 99-gallon capacity for patio, deck, yard, porch, garage, and shed storage!
- Water-resistant poly resin construction resists fading and rust to keep your box looking new for years to come
- For use indoors or outdoors to store pool toys, grill supplies, patio cushions, gardening tools, sports equipment, yard gloves, and more!
- Lid flips open on hinges for easy access to your items. Rain water flows off of the box to keep your belongings dry and free from mildew and rust
- Storage box measures 50" x 25.5"x 25.5", the perfect size and fit for any living space
4. Keter Marvel gallon resin outdoor storage box
If you’re looking for something simple, durable, and easy to clean, then Keter might have just the kind of thing you’re looking for right off the bat.
This particular box works with a simple hinged lid, almost like a toy box or an old-fashioned storage trunk. Its slatted surface is designed to mimic the look of a wooden box but with less of a likelihood to get marked up.
Although this box gives you plenty of awesome lengths to work with, it’s slightly on the narrow side, which can limit what will fit inside slightly.
- External dimensions: 57 inches x 27.5 inches x 23.7 inchesInternal dimensions: 54.5 inches x 23.5 inches x 21.7 inches
- Doubles as a comfortable seat for two adults
- Automatic opening mechanism makes opening and closing easy
- Elegant wood-paneled appearance and comes in few color options
- Made out of durable, weather-resistant resin plastic
5. Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench
Many deck boxes double as benches, but for one with a more traditional bench look, the Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench is definitely the loveliest one we've come across. Available in three weather-resistant wood finishes, this deck box bench is crafted of solid acacia wood and features a full back, track arms, and a stylish panel design.
- Garden bench can be used outdoors under a covered area such as a sunroom or under a gazebo
- Seating Capacity: 2
- Weight Capacity: 600 lb.
- Adult Assembly Required: Yes
- Cushions Included : No
- Coat/Paint Distressing (Paint is purposely rubbed or scraped off for a distressed look.)
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