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3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage – Outdoor Patio Storage (1.1m x 0.51m)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 24 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SPAGSHD

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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Good Ranked in the Top 1% of Garden Storage.
Position 6 of 1017 Garden Storage - Down 1 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage

The 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a hasp and staple locking system, 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 7 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 8% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (8 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 8 we find it’s Expert Score is 14% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 2′ 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. 5% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (5 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 5 we find it’s Expert Score is 12% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 2′ 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 out of the 2 types 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. 4% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (4 in total) use osb construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 9% 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 6 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. 3% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (3 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 7% higher than average.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size garden storage [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 6% of garden storage and used on 29% of the top 10% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage. 6% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (6 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 11% higher than the average.

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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. 4% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (4 in total) use osb construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 9% 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 6 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. 3% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (3 in total) use 8mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 7% higher than average.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 1380mm (4′) which is 48% more than the average 4′ x 2′ garden storage, giving you 450.0mm (2′) extra height.

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Doors

The door height is 1,135.00mm (4′) tall which is 5% or 61.25mm (0.2′) shorter than the average 4′ x 2′.
The door width is 323.00mm (1′) wide which is 35% or 113.50mm (0.4′) narrower than the average 4′ x 2′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 45 4′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage has an Expert Score that is 18% higher than average and is £25 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 45 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 £107 with this vidaXL Garden Storage Box 126x72x72 cm Wood Brown. It is priced at £118, this is 91% less than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 25 points less than the 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage.

The 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage is the best scoring garden storage available out of all 45 4′ x 2′ 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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
Adley 4′ x 3′ Tongue and groove Shiplap Storage Chest
4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit

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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
4×2 Biohort StoreMAX 120 Metal Box
4′ x 2′ Falcon 130 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 400L

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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
4×2 Biohort StoreMAX 120 Metal Box
4×2 Trimetals Sentinel Metal Garden Storage Unit

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Storage, Garden Tool Storage, Small Garden Tool Storage, Wooden Garden Storage
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 2'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Floor Material
OSB
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1158.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1158.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Height (Imperial)
1380mm
Height (Metric)
1380mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Locking System
Hasp and Staple
Construction Type
Tongue and Groove
Finish
Natural Timber
Framing Size
28x28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
2'
Depth At Base (Metric)
471.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1135.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1135.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
323.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
323.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
3'
Width At Base (Metric)
985.0mm
Packaged Weight
40.7kgs
Overall Depth (Imperial)
2'
Overall Depth (Metric)
510.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
4'
Overall Height (Metric)
1380.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
4'
Overall Width (Metric)
1100.0mm
Door Size (Imperial)
4' x 1'
Door Size (Metric)
1135.0mm x 323.0mm

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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 3 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.

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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 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. 

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. 4′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 106 4′ x 2′ shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm 

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

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

9. 4′ x 2′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 4′ x 2′ 12mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, sand felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 

Product ID: SKU: SPAGSHD

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Sheds.co.uk
£274.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£239.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£224.99
See Deal

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