Organize all of your gardening supplies, patio dinner party necessities, or holiday decorations in this Royal Tahiti outdoor wood storage trunk. The solid 100 percent yellow balau wood construction will add style to any landscaping scheme....more
We bought this trunk as storage for our son's outdoor toys in our backyard patio. The best things about this trunk is the richness of the color and the solid feel. It's a heavy trunk, but still easy enough to move around on the ground if needed. Storage depth is 13", which is a little bit smaller than I expected but still decent--great for storing balls, water toys, cushions, shoes, etc.
It took about 30 minutes for me to put together, and like other customers have said, the screw holes on the back of the trunk (for the hinge) don't match up perfectly with the lid hinges, so I had to re-drill some of them. Not a big problem if you have a drill, but some would not be happy about this. There was a slight crush/dent on the back panel (not a major deal if it backs up against something). One of the hinges also got stuck against the side of the trunk, so I had to bend the hinge slightly towards the center so that it wouldn't get caught against the edge.
Families with little kids might want to consider carefully since the lid is heavy. Overall, even with the minor construction flaws, I'm quite pleased with the trunk which also makes for a nice bench or even a drink cooler (if you have a separate tub to put inside for the drinks. I plan on getting a second one.
nice looking trunk; not big enough for cushions but we got it to stow snorkling gear for guests and it is roomy enough....solid, nice weight, dry but ventilated well. priced way better than teak and should be very durable and weather-proof (with a good coat of penafin oil). on the down side---some wood slats were cracked and the holes were not alligned properly for assembly. the hardware is worthless from the screws to the hinges.....but with a good drill, wood glue, clamps, brass hardware, and a good sense of assembly you will have a decent trunk for the deck, just be prepared to do some work to make it work!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. ok...
How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
We ordered this piece to store patio cushions when not in use. It is perfect. We protected with some varnish so it will remain pretty and not fade in the weather. We had one minor problem, and that was with the small screws for the hinges. An electric driver will snap them off easily, so be careful. Otherwise very happy.
Customer service was outstanding.
The chest is very nice and a good size for chair cushions and for a lounge pillow.
However, as a deck box for storage I had expected it to be water/weatherproof. Unfortunately, it is not. After our first rain, we had water inside and it took awhile to dry the interior of the chest and the cushions. We now have to remember to cover it with a tarp each evening, which isn't what I had desired.
Outside furniture should be weatherproof unless otherwise clearly stated. So, I am disappointed. But, it looks great for a covered area.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Failed to state whether it was waterproof/or not. Outside: Assumed to be waterproof.
I absolutely love the wood, size and style of the bench. The biggest problem, which has been mentioned in several reviews, but I hoped I'd be lucky, is the hardware and hinges. I had to drill holes to fit some of the back hinges and it wasn't easy. I got it together fine to use, but this is not something people should have to deal with. Aside from that, it's just beautiful.
This was quite difficult to assemble. We had to drill new holes in the deck lid in order to get one of the hinges to fit after encountering multiple attempts to get the darn thing to close. We also had to drill new holes for hinge to be installed. The box looks great but the aggravation necessitated by the poor in attention to construction of the box was not fun.
Halfway decent product. If you have extended rain storms like us here in South Florida avoid this product. It shows water damage and warps very quickly. This happened to mine after 6 months. It also molds/mildews very quickly if not kept cleaned
As I will mention on my review of the rest of this line (I purchased 4 of the tables, 6 of the lounge chairs and a storage box). Because the description said the tables and chairs folded for easy storage, I assumed they would arrive pre-assembled except for the storage box; but everything had to be assembled and we had to hire someone to come over and put it all together for us or we would have been working on it for a week or more!! The storage box is very attractive but much smaller than I had anticipated so it won't hold many of the pool items I had hoped it would.
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overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 17, 2013
are these outside dimensions? My pillows are 48 inch by 24 inch Is the outside waterproof?bmbubman on Aug 18, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The dimensions given are not outside dimensions. The outside is not waterproof.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 21, 2012
If you fold the cushions, they will fit. Slats move on unit, so not completely waterproof. We applied marine varnish to make waterproof though.mimosalover1 on Mar 27, 2013
Does this product have any open slats/ holes, the reason I ask is I'm looking for a completely solid storage bench to use outside without fear of spiders or other insects crawling through.nancy993 on Jul 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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