Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 46
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 Mamajane1234 Great for storing cushions
Once again a great item from the Home Depot. It took an hour to put together. A few parts had been re-named on the part but not in the manual so we actually had to think a little. Wasn't really hard to figure out.
All of our outdoor cushions fit with room to spare. We have hated having to bring the cushions in and take them back out so much that we had just about quit using cushions all together. Now it's so easy just to open up the cube, take out the one's we want and close it back up. Closed, we have an extra table top as well.
This is going to make Spring and Summer entertaining so much more enjoyable.
April 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Great deal, well built, nice looking box
I got this on clearance at my local HD. Based on the web price I must have gotten it at fire sale prices. It's an awesome box with a lot of good design put into it. The corner braces lock in place for structure, the lid has a hidden reinforcement, and the bottom tray sits slightly above ground level for extra waterproofing.
That said... I think they had these marked for clearance because the instructions are garbage. The booklet was clearly for a larger (rectangular) deck box and included steps with parts that this box does not have. Half of the parts were labeled differently than the instructions - but with enough time I was able to figure it all out. I'd say it took over an hour to put together something that should have taken 10 minutes.
Hopefully those you paying full price are getting a revised unit with correct instructions!
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by summergirl22 Ample Storage
The deck box is perfect for my six chair cushions, there is even some room to squish in a couple of throw pillows.
May 19, 2015
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 Nick Lots of space
Overall, very satisfied with the deck box. It was pretty easy to assemble and the lid snaps on securely. It's been outside through a few windy rainstorms, and there have been no leaks. It's bigger than I thought it would be, so pay attention to the dimensions and measure it out where you're planning on putting it so you get a full idea of what you're getting into. There's tons of space inside. I'm using it for outdoor cushions and some gardening stuff.
April 9, 2015