A deck box is a chest that can safely store outdoor toys, barbeque supplies, and pillows. They prevent patio or deck clutter and secure outdoor furniture cushions during the winter.
They come in handy, especially when you want to store supplies you use every day. There are also some deck boxes with handles and wheels for easy transportation.
What Size Of Deck Box Should I Get?
Buying the right size deck box is important since you’ll need it to fit into your deck. There are four sizes-small, medium, large and extra-large, with each measuring in a litres/gallon. The bigger the box is, the more supplies it can hold.
Here is a guide to help you choose:
- Small: Holds 50 gallons of materials like pillows, cushions, small toys, and sheets.
- Medium: 51-99 gallons- stores garden hose, garden supplies, and tools.
- Large: 100-149 gallons- secure all garden tools, pillows, cushion toys, etc.
- Extra-large: Anything you need to store away.
If you are considering buying a deck box, my last post will explain the materials.
How To Build A Deck Box?
- Materials needed:
- 3-4 x 4×8′ sienna lumber.
- 10-1 x 6×6′ Sienna fence board.
- 4-5/ 4x6x8′ Sienna deck board.
- 1 box of 3′ deck screws.
- 1 box of 1- 1/2″ deck screws.
- 1 box of 2 ” deck screws.
- 1 box of 1″ crown staples.
Once you have collected the materials above, follow the YouTube video above for the instructions to build your deck box
What Is The Best Deck Box In The UK?
Deck box are available in different materials but the best is plastic. While I have a wooden box a plastic deck box is by far the cheapest and can withstand the elements with little maintenance.
They also offer a lightweight functionality as you can move them around easily. Wood is a bit heavy so, if you don’t have anyone to help, consider purchasing a plastic deck box.
The downside of plastic is the colour will fade over time, but it is a small price to pay. Furthermore, it may not blend in with your other outdoor furniture as wood or resin wicker will. Apart from this, plastic is a solid choice and will last you a long time.
The best brand of plastic deck box is the Deuba Garden Box. With over 500 plus reviews from satisfied customers, the Deuba has been the preferred supplier for deck boxes. They offer waterproofing qualities, locking systems, and durable plastic. However, most customers complain of difficulties assembling the box.
Deck boxes are great for storing patio cushions and garden supplies. You can get them in all four sizes, so when you are buying, make sure you have enough space to store them.