Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faisal Nice box with extendable functionality
I find this box very functional since it offers so many uses in different situation. Mainly I am using it to store my 150 ft. hose that used to sit on basement steps all the time. When the lid is closed, it works great as a table. The plastic on the top lid is very thick and having a reinforced metal bar under the lid makes the top so sturdy that I can sit on it without worries. Once the lid is closed, it stays dry inside and that allows me to throw seat cushions in it if I want to.
The box had been outside for quite some time and it has seen some snow days and some warm days. I did not experience any warp issues at all. It held itself very well.
Assembly was very easy, took 20 minutes and required no special skill set. I just followed the illustrations in User Manual. I used drill at the medium torque and lowest speed to drive the screws in. I am happy that none of the screws are visible from the outside. The design pattern gives a wicker appearance which looks very nice and blends well with my wicker furniture.
I am all for it and highly recommend it.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Great Looking Rattan Pattern, Weathertight, 10 Year Warranty, Made in USA!
Rubbermaid's Rattan 56 Gallon Storage Cube is a great accessory for storing your outdoor furniture cushions, blankets and anything else you want to keep safe from wind, sun and rain. Things like potting soil, hoses, furniture covers, grass seed, etc. all fit inside with room to spare.
Out of the box the parts count is a bit high (42 screws and numerous panels), but assembly goes smoothly and quickly because almost all the parts fit so easily. The corners can give you an issue if you don't line them up perfectly, but once on they hold very well.
You'll need a phillips head screw driver, or a power screwdriver/drill with a phillips head. Using the power screwdriver really speeds up assembly. The illustrated directions are top notch and go from step to step with perfect flow. The parts are labeled well and there is no issue telling what goes where.
I wish all furniture assembly went this easy and fit together this well.
It can easily be assembled by one person in about 45 minutes. If you have never assembled a piece of furniture before, give yourself an hour. With two people it could probably be done in 30 minutes.
Once assembled you have a very attractive storage cube with a snap on cover that keeps the weather out. The lid is slightly crowned on purpose so that water does not pool in the center when it rains. The top also has a metal brace that keeps it from warping easily. There are no holes in the cube, so bugs, wasps and curious rodents cannot get in and make a home as long as you snap the lid on tight.
The lid is strong enough for a small kid to sit on, but that's it. I would not let an adult or teen sit on it. It's not made for that.
I really like this storage solution. It matches just about any outdoor decor, it blends well on the deck and it fits every single cushion we have, plus the swing cover all at one time. No extra space needed and we don't have to wrestle the cushions in and out of the house every time we want to sit on the deck. It also makes a good table for setting drinks, plates on as well, or even as a foot rest.
We get a good amount of wind, and the top has not come off by itself, an important thing. The cube, while not overly heavy, is heavy enough that it doesn't blow away when empty either.
Outside Width, Length = 28.5 inches
Inside Width, Length = 25.5 inches
Outside Height = 23.5 inches
Inside Height = 21.5 inches
Attractive color and style
Holds four thick patio cushions and covers
Lid snaps tight
Weathertight fit of lid keeps out rain
Lots of screws for assembly(42)
Corners can be tricky to slide on during assembly
Overall you get a nice piece of outdoor furniture that serves as a large storage box at the same time. It's made in the USA and comes with a 10 year warranty. Ten years! That makes this storage solution a win win in my book.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CookieMonster Great storage
As a woman I found this item very easy to assemble and I purchased two of them. It took maybe 30 minutes to put it together and I did not have a drill as recommended. I used a ratchet screwdriver instead. I purchased this boxes for storing my patio cushions and they fit perfectly with room to spare. If there is any change in this product the longer I have it I will post an update. I highly recommend this product.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TipsMom Patio Storage
Was easy to assemble, about 30 minutes with a cordless drill and bits. Wish the top was hinged, but overall a good product for the money.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alti Extra storage and seating
I would recommend Rubbermaid Rattan Storage Cube. The product is great quality and appears that it will last for years to come. I do agree that the instructions that come with the box are hard to follow, but the assembly went smooth because it is clear which parts attach to what. It took me about an hour to put the box together. I was pleasantly surprised at just how much storage this box does have. I was able to fit all my cushions inside. It could be used for multiple uses, store any item you want and also have extra seating when guest arrive. I would also find it handy as an extra table for food or beverages. The storage is water proof and I had no leaks when it rained yesterday. It looks great on the porch with any furniture. I look forward to its many uses.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retireditguy Outstanding way to store outdoor cushions
Bought one of these to hold the cushions for two chairs on the front patio. The assembly was fairly straight forward and probably took 30 minutes. The instructions are entirely pictorial and after studying the details, it all made sense. One caution: if using a cordless drill to drive the #3 Phillips screws, use a light touch and do not over do it and strip out the holes. After all, you are driving heavy steel screws into vinyl.
Liked the results so much, went back and ordered two more storage boxes for the upper and lower back patios.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cowgirl Top shrunk and warped!
The lid or top of this box shrunk and warped. Now it's useless for keeping water and snails out of the box. The problem occurred after about six months or less. Worthless as it is now.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixIt Cute and capable
I got this storage cube to go with the Rubbermaid Patio Chic Storage Bench as a set. And man, do they look good together! The box is surprisingly attractive, and the weave pattern adds a touch of class. As long as the color of the plastic doesn't fade, this will continue to look great throughout the years.
The box, like its sibling, is quite well engineered. It comes in LOTS of pieces, and it took two people about half an hour to assemble. There are a TON of screws, so be prepared!
The lid fits on quite nicely, and is almost perfectly flat. This makes it ideal for side table.
The box is light, and when empty, can be easily moved by one person. But it is surprisingly large! At over 2' x 2', you can store a good amount of stuff in here. I plan on using it for the kid's outdoor toys.
The main concern i've read from other posts is the lid warping. This cube gets partial sunlight, and i haven't noticed any problems in a two-week period. I can only hope that Rubbermaid improved the quality of the plastic in the last 6 months or so to prevent this. If, however, the lid does warp, i will be sure to update this review.
The storage cube is sturdy, functional, and water tight. This deck box will keep your stuff dry, and look great doing it. Recommended.
April 16, 2014