Thanks to the 4′ x 3′ Windsor Wooden Garden Storage Chest, storing your tools, gardening gear or even a whole bunch of outdoor toys for the children could not be any easier. This is a storage box that offers you a fantastic amount of extra storage space to keep a number of things away from the rain and from cluttering up other parts of your garden. The storage space that it offers is great, but this storage chest also has a very modern look to it which will make it fit in your garden and not look out of place.
This may be a storage chest, but it is still made from top of the line materials that look great, are durable and will last for lots of years. Using the same kind of tongue and groove cladding you would see on a shed gives this chest a good look, but also makes it just incredibly strong. With 10 mm thick solid boarding for the floor, you really can put some heavy items inside here and know the floor can take the weight. Getting things in and out is very simple thanks to the wide opening lid and the amazing removable hinge drop panel which allows you to put large things in with ease.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
Ease Of Installation9/10
Value For Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Keeping all your gardening items such as your shovels, hoes, seeds and other things that you like to use to keep your garden looking great, safe from rust could not be any easier with the 4′ x 3′ Windsor Wooden Garden Storage Chest. This is just fantastic in many different ways and perfect if you are short on space or if you do not want to clutter up your shed with tools and gardening gear. This chest offers you a very good amount of storage space. It is 4 feet wide and 2 feet 7 inches deep. This kind of space is more than enough to keep quite a lot of things safe from the rain and from just being left outside in general. The height of the storage chest is rather impressive at 3 feet 3 inches this means you can actually fit some taller things in here without any kind of problem.
Windsor have a great looking pent roof on this storage chest. It will certainly not allow any rain to get inside or even sit on top as it has been made to make the rain always run straight off the front of the roof. The roofing felt is very high quality and has a good colour to it and the boards which are used are 8 mm thick making it so you can leave something on top while you are busy pottering around with something else.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
One thing we love about Windsor is how high quality their products are and that is evident with this storage chest in its cladding. They have used tongue and groove cladding on here which is the same as they would use on an actual shed. You know this is going to be a storage chest which will last many years and with the cladding being a solid 12 mm thick it is also very robust. One thing we have to mention is that while this cladding is very rough and tough, it actually still looks very good and will certainly sit in your garden with some style.
Inside the storage chest we have a very solid, 28 mm x 28 mm frame to keep everything together. This frame is made from some very strong wood that is going to make this storage box stay in shape for lots of years and also be able to take being moved around, bashed with some gardening tools and even the kids who will no doubt feel the need to kick a football at it from time to time.
For the floor of the storage chest, Windsor have used similar boarding to what they have under the roofing felt, but these boards are 10 mm thick. These are great and even if you plan on storing a few bags of heavy compost as they will not buckle and be able to take the weight. We have seen this exact flooring in some sheds which are designed to take the weight of a person so that tells you just how strong they are.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The 4′ x 3′ Windsor Wooden Garden Storage Chest will arrive to you having been given a good base coat treatment. You though will need to give it a coating with some high quality wood treatment to make sure it is starting its life off in the best way. Giving it another coat on a yearly basis is something we highly recommend.
As long as you treat the storage chest then you will be getting a ten year anti rot guarantee. With how little effort it actually is to apply the wood treatment, we feel this is a very generous guarantee.
Doors And Windows
As this is a storage chest there are clearly not any doors, but it does have a lid and a removable hinge drop panel which makes getting access to the things you have inside very easy. The lid will lift open and be held in place with a prop which is included, but if you have something very heavy at the bottom of the chest then to make it easier to get out just pop off the drop panel and you will have even more room to get things out. This panel is made with the same high quality cladding the rest of the chest is and slots in and out very easily and leaves no gaps for rain to get in when it is in place.
This is all about storage so as a result there are no windows.
Security And Privacy
This is one very solid storage chest and your items inside will be kept safe from the weather. If you do want to keep more expensive things inside or if you are just worried about the kids using it for a game of hide and seek, then adding a padlock is something that can be done for a pound and is simple to do.
When the 4′ x 3′ Windsor Wooden Garden Storage Chest is closed there is no way to see inside. All of your things will be kept out of sight which is always a good thing, especially if you plan to keep expensive things in here.
Customisation Options And Extras
If you are looking to customise your storage chest so that it fits into the style of your garden a little better, then the easiest and most practical way that you could do this is with some coloured wood treatment.
The only extra that you would need to consider is a padlock. Apart from that you get everything you need when this is delivered.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We really were very impressed with just how incredibly high quality this storage chest is. Windsor have put just as much time and effort into this as they do their sheds.
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
This is made to be able to take a bit of a beating from tools being put in and large things being dropped inside it so we see this being a storage chest which will last for many years.
If you do not just throw things inside it and place them, then you will have plenty of space to make use of.
Ease Of Installation9/10
You will have no trouble putting this together. A couple of hours at most and you will be done. It is actually pretty simple and as long as you follow the instructions and take your time, you will have no trouble.
Value For Money9/10
At £149.99, we do feel this solid storage chest which looks good does offer good value for money and an excellent way to add some extra storage for a reasonable price.
Final Thoughts: The 4' x 3' Windsor Wooden Garden Storage Chest is one lovely way to add a nice amount of storage to your garden without needing a huge area. We love the cladding, the lid and that removable hinge drop panel which is both practical and very unique looking. We really do like everything about this storage chest and feel that it is a great way to add storage space without spending a whole lot of money. Because of the materials used, you also will love to hear that this storage chest will last you many years, which we think makes the price seem even better. If a good looking storage chest is what you are after then you will have a hard time beating this.