Offering you a low cost and attractive way to keep all of your gardening or household tools safe from the rain, the 4′ x 2′ Store-Plus Overlap Garden Tool Storage is a well made shed that thanks to its compact design will have no troubles at all fitting into any sized garden. You can use this as a tool storage, but this is a storage space that would be ideal for so many other things like kids toys, gardening equipment and much more. The affordable price along with the high quality materials such as the black sand felt for the roof and the overlap cladding for the walls make this a storage space which is very easy to recommend.
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This is a shed which has been designed to protect the items inside. There is a pent roof which will see any rain that falls on it either bounce straight back off or just run off the front. The overlap cladding provides no nook or crannies for the rain to get inside and in general the whole shed has been crafted to the highest standards, but done so still with keeping the price low. If a little extra garden storage is what you are after then this would be a great shed for you.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8/10
Ease of installation8.5/10
Value for money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Sometimes you want nothing too fancy, but just a good solid and reliable shed that just gives you that little bit extra storage space to keep a few items safe from the weather and declutter your garden a little bit. That is what you get with this fantastic, compact 4′ x 2′ Store-Plus Overlap Garden Tool Storage. This is a shed that will fit into any sized garden and it looks good also. Its size makes it ideal for gardens that do not have a vast amount of space. The width of the tool storage shed is 3 feet 9 inches and the depth is 2 feet 8 inches. At the back of the shed there is just a little over six feet of headroom with a couple of inches less at the front. This height makes this a shed that is just perfect for storing things like a hoe, shovel, rake or other long items that are better to be stored standing up.
Store-Plus are using a pent roof to make sure everything that is inside is kept safe from the rain, snow or anything else our crazy weather decides to throw at it. This kind of roof will not allow rain to sit on top of it. The roof is made from some nice, 8 mm thick boards which are covered with black sand felt which has a really cool look as well as being practical.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The cladding is 8 mm thick overlap cladding and it is thick enough and made from strong wood to ensure that it is going to last for many years. We really do love this type of cladding as it has just such a classic and traditional shed type look to it. We feel that no matter if you have an old fashioned, English style garden or perhaps something more modern that this type of cladding fits in with both.
The 4′ x 2′ Store-Plus Overlap Garden Tool Storage is a structure that is very strong and a huge part of this is the 28 mm x 28 mm wooden frame that has been used as the bones of the shed. This is a solid frame and one that is just that ideal thickness to make the shed stay strong, but not get in the way of storing things inside like bulkier frames can do. We are sure that even after ten or more years this frame will be just as strong as it was the day you built it.
This style of shed will not see you be walking into it, you will be able to reach everything you need from the door. Still though, Store-Plus have made sure that the floor is very strong and can take a whole lot of tools or gardening supplies and be able to take the weight. Under the floorboards there are pressure treated floor joists which give the shed some extra support. This floor is so strong that you could even use this to store heavier things like bags of compost.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Store-Plus do give the shed a dip treatment before it is shipped out to you, but to be honest this is only good for the short term. To make this something that is going to last many years you are going to want to give it a coating of wood treatment sooner than later. This then should be something you do once a year. Because of the size of the tool storage shed this should take you no more than half an hour so it is not a big job.
You get a wonderful ten year anti rot guarantee with this shed which is dependent on you treating the shed properly.
Doors And Windows
There is one large door on the shed that stands at 5 feet 4 inches high. This is a good sized door which when open pretty much lets you see into the whole shed. Putting things inside and taking them out again to use is not going to be any hassle. The door has two black hinges to keep it in place. We were very impressed with the quality of these hinges and are sure they will keep the door in place for lots of years. There is no lock on the door, but it does come with a turn button to stop the wind from blowing the door open.
This is a shed that is all about being practical so Store-Plus have not included any windows on it.
Security And Privacy
This is one very solid shed with its overlap cladding and pent roof, you can be certain that your items are safe from the elements. If you want to keep them secure from people with sticky fingers then you will want to add some kind of lock. For us the easiest and cheapest way to do this is with a bolt and padlock.
The 4′ x 2′ Store-Plus Overlap Garden Tool Storage is one very secure and private shed. There is no windows for people to look inside and with the door closed everything is kept hidden away.
Customisation Options And Extras
For the outside of the tool storage shed one thing you can do to jazz it up a little bit is to give it a coating of wood treatment that is coloured. You can get wood treatment in all kinds of colours these days so you can pretty much have this any way you want. On the inside one thing we think would look good and also really maximise the storage space is the addition of some shelving on the back or side walls.
The only thing extra that you would need to buy for this shed would be a lock for the door. Apart from this, you will get everything you need when it is delivered.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We love how even though this is a low priced shed that Store-Plus have managed to keep it in line with the quality of their more high priced sheds.
Longevity Of materials8/10
If you take care of this shed and make sure to treat it once a year then there is no reason why this cannot be part of your garden for a couple of decades.
This is a small tool storage shed and that is reflected in the price, but we feel with some clever placement of your items and the addition of a couple of shelves that you could have a shed which offers far more space than you would think.
Ease of installation8.5/10
With another person helping you this is not that hard of a DIY job. We think it would take a novice no more than a few hours to have this up.
Value for money9/10
At a little over £100 this is certainly something that we feel offers great value for money. Especially if you manage to really maximise that storage space
Final Thoughts: This is one solid shed that we are very impressed with. It may lack the wow factor that larger sheds have, but if it is just some extra storage you are after then the 4' x 2' Store-Plus Overlap Garden Tool Storage is something we can honestly tell you is going to provide you with that little bit extra storage space you need and not cost you a whole lot of money. This is a shed that is low priced, but the materials used are still very good so there is no worry about the overall quality. For a smaller garden this would serve as a great way to keep things tidy and to keep your items safe. This is one great compact shed and we feel it is well worth looking into especially if you are on a budget and do not have a lot of space.