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3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest – Outdoor Patio Storage Box (1m x 0.55m)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 62 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SPPGSBHD

Size: 3' x 1'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£199.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£214.00
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ShedStore
£209.99
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BuyShedsDirect
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Good Ranked in the Top 1% of Garden Storage.
Position 4 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 4 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Our verdict on the 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box

The 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box comes with a pent style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 3 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. The shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this garden storage is one the best available for garden storage rated by our experts.

2. The mineral felt roof covering found on this garden storage is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

3. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this garden storage is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this garden storage fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for garden storage walls out of the 5 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (76 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [3], as well as being used on 33% (32 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 2% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage (4 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 4 we find it’s Expert Score is 12% higher than the average score for a 3′ x 1′ shiplap tongue & groove garden storage.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 3 found on same-size garden storage [6]. It is used on 7% of all garden storage [7] and is also used across 24% of the top 10% of garden storage [8] we analysed. 2% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage (4 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 4 we find it’s Expert Score is 12% higher than the average score for a 3′ x 1′ 12mm garden storage.

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Roofing

Osb is the of construction method used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size garden storage [10]. This roofing material is used on 2% of all garden storage analysed, and 13% of the top 10% of garden storage. 2% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage (3 in total) use osb construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 13% higher than the average in this regard.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden storage which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size garden storage [11]. It’s used on 1% of all garden storage and 8% of the top 10% of garden storage. Our data on all 3′ x 1′ garden storage shows us this is the only one to use a 8.0mm roofing solution.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden storage [12]. It comes fitted on 6% of garden storage and used on 29% of the top 10% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage. 1% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage (2 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 3′ x 1′ garden storage (96), the 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box is just above the average with an Expert Score of 100.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden storage chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size garden storage [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 2% of all garden storage we analysed, and 16% of the top 10% of those garden storage. 2% of 3′ x 1′ garden storage (3 in total) use osb construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 13% higher than the average.

A 8mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the worst floor board thickness according to our experts out of 3 found on same-size garden storage [14]. It’s found on 2% of all garden storage and used on 8% of the top 10% of garden storage. Out of all 3′ x 1′ garden storage it turns out that this is the only one to use a 8mm flooring.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 640mm (2′) which is 7% more than the average 3′ x 1′ garden storage, giving you 40.0mm (0.1′) extra height.

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We found 63 3′ x 1′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box has an Expert Score that is 30% higher than average and is £30 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 63 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £134 with this vidaXL Garden Storage Box 320 L Grey Black Grey. It is priced at £66, this is 203% less than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 25 points less than the 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box.

The 3’6 x 2′ Forest Shiplap Wooden Garden Storage Chest Outdoor Patio Storage Box is the best scoring garden storage available out of all 63 3′ x 1′ garden storage we analysed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
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Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
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3×1 Biohort Quartz Grey Leisure Time 100 Storage Box
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Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
3×1 Biohort Metallic Bronze Leisure Time 100 Storage Box
3×1 Biohort Quartz Grey Leisure Time 100 Storage Box
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Product Details

Building Type
Extra Large Outdoor Storage Boxes, Garden Storage, Garden Storage Boxes, Grey Garden Storage Box, Large Garden Storage Boxes, Outdoor Storage Cabinets, Outdoor Toy Storage, Small Garden Storage Boxes, Wooden Garden Storage, Wooden Garden Storage Chests, Wooden Outdoor Storage Boxes
Metric Size (Meters)
3' x 1'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Floor Material
OSB
Floor Thickness
8 mm / 0.31 inch
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Construction Type
Tongue & Groove
Eaves Height (Imperial)
578.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
578.0mm
Finish
Natural Timber Finish
Framing Size
28x28mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Depth At Base
471 mm / 18.54 inch
Packaged Weight
27.5kgs
Roof Thickness
8 mm / 0.31 inch
Height (Imperial)
640mm
Height (Metric)
640mm
Eaves Height
578 mm / 22.76 inch
Width At Base
981 mm / 38.62 inch
Depth
55 cm
Height
57.8 cm
Width
108 cm
Type
Trunk / Shed
Size
3' x 1'
Volume
300 liters
Roof Style
Pent
Brand
Forest Garden
Treatment
Pressure treated
Overall Height
640 mm / 25.20 inch
Overall Width
1080 mm / 42.52 inch
Overall Depth
550 mm / 21.65 inch
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Depth At Base (Imperial)
2'
Depth At Base (Metric)
471.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
3'
Width At Base (Metric)
981.0mm
Overall Depth (Imperial)
2'
Overall Depth (Metric)
550.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
2'
Overall Height (Metric)
640.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
4'
Overall Width (Metric)
1080.0mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives.

This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Cladding types identified: acacia, mango wood, shiplap tongue & groove, slatted, spruce, teak, timber, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

5. 3′ x 1′ cladding data sourced from: 174 3′ x 1′ shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm garden storage 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 96 12mm garden storage 

9. 3′ x 1′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 4 3′ x 1′ 12mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: osb 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, tanalised timber 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 11mm 

Product ID: SKU: SPPGSBHD

Size: 3' x 1'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£199.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£214.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£209.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£199.99
See Deal

Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.