I want a way to neatly store my lump, wood chunks and grill items on the deck.
Thinking about either a deck box or a horizontal storage shed.
I've seen Suncast and Rubbermade stuff recently. Not sure how well it holds up.
Opinions and reviews are appreciated.
04-02-2013 05:28 PM
Knowing how humid Georgia can get, and having lived in South Lousyana for a long time, make sure whatever storage solution you come up with will keep the wood chunks real dry. Otherwise you will have mold issues. Also, lump/charcoal will absorb moisture affecting it's burnability (yes I made up that word).
04-02-2013 07:25 PM
I have one of these that I bought used 7 or 8 years ago. It works well for me. I built shelves for it.
I use dock boxes from a yacht club here that redid it's docks.
04-02-2013 09:29 PM
Looking forward to reading more posts, I am also looking for something better than the rubbermaid tub that I pulled out of the garage this weekend.
04-02-2013 10:39 PM
I bought a Rubbermaid deck box roughly 5 years ago, it is still good a new. Held up very well. It is one of the bigger ones built to sit on. I store pool supplies, charcoal, chair cushions, etc.
04-03-2013 03:40 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.
I'm hoping to get one (of some type) this weekend.
04-03-2013 05:05 AM
It's a great deck box. You can get it at Lowes for $150. I have one that holds my charcoal, a 20lb bottle of propane (for the weed burner), a Big Easy turkey fryer and a large plastic tub for smaller stuff like my Guru, Mavericks, gloves and utensils. It's a comfortable bench, too.
I use a couple of trash cans similar to the one below. Mine will hold a couple of 10# bags of my favorite lump and they will hold a bunch of chunks. Unless you keep a lot of 1 species of chunks around a few smaller trash cans might be a better choice. They don't have to be really sturdily made they just need a good tight fitting lid.
I use a 55 gallon drum that has a removable top that is secured with a clamp ring. I was going to use it for a second UDS, but it has a nasty liner and I will not go down that road a second time. I paid $15.00 for it.
That looks better than the one I bought. It was a Memorial's Day or Labor Day special at Lowes/Home Depot, Suncast deck box that warps and is pretty poorly made. I eventually just took it down and it's retired to the garage.