Here is the perfect way to keep all your tools, gardening gear and even the kids toys safely stored away from the rain and safe from you stomping on them when they are left outside. The 4′ x 3′ Store-Plus Shiplap Garden Storage Box is a low cost, but very high quality way to give you garden some extra storage space in order to help keep things organised and in good condition. No one ever actually wants to leave things out in the rain and with this box in your garden you will never have to. With its good looks and strong, durable design, you will be able to make use of this storage box and enjoy doing so for a number of good years.
At under £100, you will be amazed to hear that this storage box is still made with top of the line materials. A few of the highlights that make this such a great storage box are the strong, European softwood roof and floor, tongue and groove cladding and a pent style lid to stop any rain getting inside. With its easy to open and close lid and that gorgeous, removable front panel, this is a storage box which makes getting things out of it and putting them back inside easy.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
Value For Money9.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
The 4′ x 3′ Store-Plus Shiplap Garden Storage Box offers you a very practical and aesthetically pleasing way to make sure all your gardening tools, kids toys, kids bikes or anything else that you do not want getting broken or ruined by the rain, are stored safely. This storage box is offering you a very good amount of room to keep your items safe and the width of the box is 3 feet 10 inches which we feel is very good. The depth of the box is 2 feet 6 inches and at the back of the box which is its highest point you have just of 3 feet of height so you can put some fairly large items inside here if you organise them smartly. It has a very pleasing look to it and we feel that the clever design of the box makes it so that any style of garden would be able to accommodate it.
This storage box does not really have a roof, it is more of a lid, but this is still made in the same way that a shed roof would be. The lid has a pent roof kind of style and this is to make sure that if there is some heavy rain it will run right off the front of the box and not make its way inside. The lid is made from 8 mm thick solid sheeting and we are more than happy with this as these kinds of boards are actually used in many sheds. Covering this we have some roofing felt which offers protection, but also looks rather nice as well. The lid is strong so that on those occasions when you accidentally slam it down it is going to be able to take it.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We are very pleased, surprised and just generally impressed with the high quality of the cladding on this storage box. The whole of this storage box is made with tongue and groove cladding and these are strong and big, 12 mm thick walls that are made from European softwood, which is a very high quality wood. When the box is all closed up and secure the fact the cladding is used for every part of it really does make it look fantastic.
A storage box is going to take a fair amount of abuse over the years. Store-Plus clearly knew this and that is why they have used a 30 mm x 30 mm frame for the box to ensure that it is going to be able to take a bit of wear and tear over the years. If you have a family then the strength of this frame actually makes this something that would work very well as storage for kids toys.
Even though you cannot stand inside this storage box, Store-Plus has still made sure that it has a strong floor in order to be able to handle a lot of weight. The floor is made from the same 8 mm solid sheeting that the roof is. So do not worry about really loading this box up as the floor is more than up to the task of being able to handle it.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Before the storage box is delivered, Store-Plus do dip treat it. Now dip treating is great and will set the box off on the right path, but we, and actually Store-Plus do as well, recommend that you give the storage box a coating of wood treatment once you have built it. Ideally you want to be doing this once a year to make the box last for a long time.
Offering a ten year anti rot guarantee is something we think is very good and when you consider that the box is going to cost you under £100 getting this kind guarantee is just amazing. Just be sure to know that this guarantee does require you to have treated the storage box shortly after construction to be valid.
Doors And Windows
Now there are not actually any doors on the 4′ x 3′ Store-Plus Shiplap Garden Storage Box. There is a lid which can lift open and be held in place with ease, but there is actually a really awesome removable front panel on the storage box which comes off and slots back into place with ease. This gives you quick and easy access to the contents inside the box and it also looks great as well. We are very impressed with how, when this front panel is on the box, there is still no way for any rain to get inside as it slots in tightly, but it is still no trouble at all to pop on and off.
As you would expect with a storage box there are no windows on here and that is not a deal breaker in any shape or form. Windows are not something that would make this box any better so do not give it a second thought that there are none.
Security And Privacy
To say this is one tough and durable box is one huge understatement. It really does offer a solid place to store your belongings and when all closed up it it’s very secure. Now it does come with a button catch to keep everything in place, but you may want to install some kind of lock and key to give yourself that little bit extra added security.
The only way people are going to know what you have inside this box is when the kids get something out and leave it wide open. But being serious, when all closed up with the lid down and front panel in place there is no possible way at all for anyone to be able to look inside and see what you are storing.
Customisation Options And Extras
This is a great storage box, but with it being so low cost there are not actually any customisation options that Store-Plus offer with it. Do not worry though as if you do want to give it your own personal touch then you can kill two birds with one stone by using a wood treatment that is also coloured.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We still cannot get over just how high quality this storage box is. The crazy part is that you are getting this kind of quality for under £100.
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
We feel that if you do make the effort to treat the storage box once a year that this will be something you can make good use of for a lot of years.
Again, taking into consideration that this is under £100, the amount of storage space you are getting is more than fair. If you actually think about how you place things inside and do not just dump them in then you can really put a lot of items in here.
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
Thankfully this is not a huge DIY job. So even those of you who are not too skilled with DIY will be able to have this up and ready for work in no more than three hours.
Value For Money9.5/10
For this price we really cannot question the value for money you are getting here.
Final Thoughts: The 4' x 3' Store-Plus Shiplap Garden Storage Box is one amazing deal and the ideal solution as to how to store that extra stuff you have, as well as making sure your tools and gardening items are kept safe from the rain. It offers you a very reasonable amount of space and with its easy to open lid and removable front panel it does have a very interesting look to it. We are very pleased with how this storage box turned out and for the very low price and we feel that if you are on a budget this does offer you a perfect way to keep your garden free of clutter and make sure your belongings are safe.