The Keter Borneo Rattan Style Storage Box Small

Prices Around: £85
Size: 1.3 X 0.7m
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Simply superb storage box with a UV resistant wooden style finish that can be purchased in either, anthracite or brown. This will not fade even when situated in direct sunlight so it will keep its stylish looks for its whole life. So good looking, it will make a great feature on your patio on the grass or even beside the shed. Also it can be used as additional garden seating too as the lid is strong enough to support two adults. The lid has an automatic close and open mechanism and the box is weatherproof so you items are always going to be safe and secure in here. Roomy enough inside to hideaway many garden items, cushions or children’s toys it will make a welcome addition to any garden and adding a padlock is always an option if you want to increase the security.

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While UV resistant poly resin may not sound like the most high quality of materials it actually is very robust and is what makes this such a strong and generally solid box. The lid in particular is supported very well, so well that when you sit on it to enjoy a drink in the garden, you will be amazed at how comfortable and solid it feels. This is one very well made and long lasting storage box that will fit in any style of garden and finally give you that little bit extra storage space you have been looking for.

What we rate

  • Can be used to store many things
  • Can also be used as a seat
  • Requires no maintenance
  • Will fit in any size of garden
  • Is very easy to put together

What we slate

  • Is not the largest storage box in the world
  • Padlock is not included
  • It is so great, you may want to buy two!
How We Rate It
8
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage Size 6.5/10
65% Complete
Ease of Installation 9/10
90% Complete
Value for Money 8/10
80% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type And Roof Size

Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box AnthraciteNow we know that the Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box may not seem like the most exciting addition to your garden, but trust us when we tell you that this could be one of the most useful and important purchases you make for your garden. To start with this is not some boring, ugly looking tub. A lot of effort has clearly gone into making sure this looks very nice. As well as the looks there is the practicality, if you have kids then this would be perfect for storing their footballs, toys and other stuff that you keep tripping over on the lawn. If you are a keen gardener whose shed or greenhouse is getting a little full then this would serve as a fantastic and low priced way to store some extra stuff. Also due to the durability of the storage box you can even use this as a place to sit when the weather is good. The width is 4 feet 2 inches and the depth, 2 feet 2 inches so as you can see it offers you storage space, but not at the expense of taking up a lot of room in your garden.

The lid of the storage box is very well made and is comprised of poly resin. This is strong enough so that you can use it as a seat so it not only will keep the items you have in here safe it will also let you have a little rest when you are outside gardening all day or picking up after the kids.

Cladding, Frame And Floor

Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box Close Open MechanismEven though this is very reasonably priced the walls of the box are very well made and strong. They are made with poly resin that is ultraviolet light resistant which may not sound like a big deal, but it will stop the colours fading over time. The front and the side of the box have this really cool looking wooden, almost wicker design to them. They are still made of plastic, but we are sure more than a few people you have over will run their hands over it to see if it is actually made from wood.

While there is not what you would class as a frame inside the box, we can tell you that it slots and fits together very securely so the whole box has a very strong and robust feel to it. The innards have many thick grooves running along them that will help make this that little bit extra stronger and more durable.

The flooring of the storage box is made with the same UV resistant poly resin. This is a solid base to store a lot of things from and while we are sure you will not really care what it looks like inside the box, it is strong and robust enough to take quite a bit of punishment from you throwing things in there over the years.

Treatment Requirement And Warranty

One of the best things about this type of poly resin is how easy it is to look after. A wipe down with a cloth is all you need to get those footprints off from when the kids have been jumping off this with their muddy shoes or even the wine stains when you have been enjoying a quiet drink in the garden during a nice summer evening. As this has an all weather design if the whole, wipe down with a cloth is more than you want you do, you could always just turn the hose on it when you are watering the grass.

The Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box comes with a one year warranty.

Doors And Windows

Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box ClosedWe did touch on the lid a little bit just before, but here we can tell you how fantastic it really is. This lid has an automatic opening mechanism this means that you just give it a little pull and it will open for you. This also prevents it from slamming down on your fingers which if you have kids who will be using this is a great thing. When it is time to close the box, you just give it a little push and it will go down in a controlled manner. The size and strength of the lid also means that two adults could sit on here and gossip about the neighbours over a cup of coffee.

No windows or see through panels are included on the storage box.

Security And Privacy

Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box PadlockableWhen the lid is down, you have a very secure box on your hands. There is a section where you can put a padlock so if some expensive tools or kids toys are what you plan on storing in here, you should probably add a padlock.

The lack of see through panels mean that when the lid is closed there is no way anyone is seeing inside. Also due to its compact size and design it can blend into your garden and kind of go unnoticed.

Customisation Options And Extras

While you cannot change the design of the storage box, you do actually have a choice of two different colours. The one pictured is the anthracite colour, but it can also be purchased in brown. Both colours will not fade in the sun thanks to that UV resistant poly resin.

The only thing you need to consider buying is a padlock. You can get one of these for as little as pound so it is not something that is going to see the price of the box rise significantly.

 

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
Considering the price this is one very strong, solid and high quality storage box that we are very pleased with.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
This is going to last you many years and thanks to the materials used, you are not going to have to worry about any maintenance.
Storage Size 6.5/10
65% Complete
This is certainly what we would class as a compact size, but for that little bit extra storage we are sure this is going to come in very handy.
Ease of Installation 9/10
90% Complete
You do not need the hammer, saw or any kind of power tools to put this together just snap it in place, secure it all and you are ready to start putting things inside. We would say 10-15 minutes at the most is what this will take.
Value for Money 8/10
80% Complete
We do wish that this was a little bigger, but still this is a very fair price for the quality of the box and for how many years you are going to get out of it.
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Overall Score
Final Thoughts: The Keter Borneo Rattan Style 400 L Garden Storage Box is just such a great way to take care of storage problems. The box can be used for many different things and we actually know a few people who have bought one of these, loved it and then actually went and bought another one, that is how amazing these are. The fact you can actually sit on this is a great little bonus and the overall look of it is nice enough that you will actually like the way it looks in your garden. If you are sick of having an overcrowded shed or stuff all over your garden then we highly recommend you pick up one of these boxes.

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  • Rochelle Roberts said...

    This is the best for those of us with wee gardens and a lot of out door rubbish. It kinda looks like a posh rubbish bin but it does do the job. We have kids over all the time and the toys get out of hand. We didn’t want to keep the dirty toys in the house and this way when they are all done with them they can plonk them into the storage unit and no fuss!
    The price was just fine and the longevity is perfect because there will be plenty more kids to come!

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  • Nadine Thomas said...

    Well, since the husband has dominated the shed we have already with tools and various other gardening tools. I decided that I would go for a storage unit of my own in order to compensate for my stuff. So this was priced right and was more than enough space for what I have. There really is no assembly required and the color is perfect not to stand out too much! I am well chuff with my own space, and no more rows over the storage.

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  • Jane Wilkerson said...

    This was a tad too small for all I wanted to put in it. But that served a good purpose because it forced me to purge a thing or two. It was easy assembly and I love the auto open and close feature. Just don’t let small children play in it. I like the security feature on it as well. The price is good and i may actually consider a second.

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  • Marie Sanderson said...

    I liked the model so much i actually have three of them and i may get more. I have a small business and so does my husband. His lawn care business takes up most of the space in the shed. So, i decided to buy three of these. One for the pool stuff, one for the kids stuff and one for the garden stuff that are small enough to have in this space. It looks a lot smaller than it is, i think so anyway. When I got it, and started loading the first one, I already knew I was going to have a lot more extra space in the third one.
    The price was great for the three, It justified it to me and I am well happy.

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  • Daniel Jorgison said...

    This is supposed to be an outdoor thing but I decided for me, it was going to be an indoor utility. I have an art studio and my sculpting equipment needed a strong storage utility to store this stuff in. Others in my trade have shelves and I don’t like the look. I am one of the very unique tidy artisans there are in the world i’m sure but I find it very hard to work in an untidy space and this was perfect. It was also great value for money and if I move, Ill be getting a few more.

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  • Daryl O said...

    The best toy and pool toy storage ever! We had so much litter all over the pool deck and toys being lost in the garden so we broke to invest in one of these. We have been so pleased with the convenience of it all. The price was right so we may follow what others are doing it seems, and get another one as well for gardening stuff so we don’t have to clog the garden up with a shed! Best to save money and space and be creative!

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  • James E said...

    A lifesaver for me since i am so tidy and get so frustrated when I have to go in and out of an overstuffed shed just to complete a project. The misses and I share it so i thought this would be such a compromise. Whenever I start a project I take all that I need and place it in the box. Then when the project is done, days or weeks later, I can replace the stuff back in the shed. This is such a great thing! It is safe and secure and water proof so it doesn’t matter which project i am doing, i don’t have to think about anyone disturbing it including the weather.

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