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DubfromGA
04-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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.

Teamfour
04-02-2013, 04:28 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).

Harbormaster
04-02-2013, 06:25 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.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/harbormasterwyc/gs4000-open-xl.jpg

Flat_Rate
04-02-2013, 06:29 PM
These are bullet proof, worth every penny and available in a bunch of sizes.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-32-in-X-19-in-Storage-Chest-2032-OS/100189569#.UVtpzav8YaA

Stingerhook
04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
I use dock boxes from a yacht club here that redid it's docks.

boiler93
04-02-2013, 08:29 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.

Budman1
04-02-2013, 09:39 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.

DubfromGA
04-03-2013, 02:40 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.


I'm hoping to get one (of some type) this weekend.

shirknwrk
04-03-2013, 04:05 AM
http://www.lifetime.com/storage/other-storage/storage-box
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.

LMAJ
04-05-2013, 06:26 AM
Here's what I use...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133572&highlight=deck

1MoreFord
04-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-Roughneck-32-gal-Black-Trash-Can-1778013/100656030#.UV-I9tslyqg

yakdung
04-05-2013, 09:49 PM
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.

DubfromGA
04-07-2013, 03:16 AM
Problem was solved yesterday.


http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa317/Dub007_photo/crossfit/20130406_162203_zpse73b6287.jpg



Now I need to cut a shelf for it.

LMAJ
04-07-2013, 06:36 AM
Nice. That will work.

Smoking Terrapin
04-07-2013, 06:44 AM
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.

Bbq Bubba
04-07-2013, 08:36 AM
Outstanding! :cool:

DubfromGA
04-07-2013, 08:46 PM
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.

That's sorta my fears with this one. It's also a Suncast. It was half the price of some of the ones I was looking at.


Time will tell.


If this one melts down, then I'm going to build one from pre-treated lumber.