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Outdoor Storage Bench and Accessories

Updated on July 18, 2009

An outdoor storage bench is an attractive and functional piece of furniture for an outside space and offers a perfect solution for holding yard, recreation, and garden accessories in one compact area. Often built in a multitude of natural textures and colors to complement all patio, porch, or backyard decor arrangements, in a resilient construction that lasts for years to come, and is maintenance-free. Wooden benches give that classic look, while plastic can appear modern, easy to maintain and of course, water-resistant.

A garden storage bench can be found in a myriad of furniture or hardware stores, garden centers, or at one of the online retailers. It’s just a case of searching for the most suitable storage box to help in de-cluttering a yard. Seats can often be accessorized with a cushioned seating, in a weather-resistant material for added comfort.

Outdoor storage boxes can cost in the region of $30 for a white storage seat at 24 W x 22 D x 17 1/2 H in a flat panel, Wainscot design to $125 for a storage bench, with space for 2 adults, able to store 5 cubic feet of yard accessories, and measures in at 17.2 x 46 x 27 1/2 inches.

Outdoor Storage Bench Care

An outdoor bench with storage options is great for accessing materials often in need in favorable weather conditions, although in time of adverse conditions it might be a benefit to move this item of outdoor furniture to a shed or out building if at all possible. This guarantees that the overall condition of chest will be maintained in tip-top condition for next season. Even so, most benches are created in a highly durable hardwood and pre-finished with oil or varnish to cope in all-weather conditions.

Storage Bench Self Build Plans

Building a deck storage bench with a hinged lid is often seen as a quick and simple construction project for those keen on do-it-yourself tasks. Locating a high-quality set of plans, patterns, and illustration is often a case of a quick search online - resulting in numerous platform bench options on offer. A simple and cost-effective solution to storing away those gardening tools, toys, and other such knick-knacks that always seems to be left on a garden lawn.

A lot of the outdoor storage bench units come in a choice of wood, whether its teak, cypress or kapur wood to allow it to blend in with almost all garden decor arrangements and set-ups - resulting in an attractive piece of yard furniture.


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