Love this storage box -- better quality than I expected and glad I decided to pay a little more than some of the other options I found online! Very solid wood (so heavy I initially dropped a piece on my shin and had a bruise for 2 weeks!) Very easy to put together other than screwing the top section hinges to the box (need 2 people, one person has to hold the top (its a heavy piece) while the other person screws it to the box). We have this on a screened porch, but right next to the screened window so lots of rain comes in and the cushions have remained dry
I've had my storage shed for a couple years and have mixed feelings. The assembly was not that difficult, but it does take a while. That being said, you should expect building a shed to take a good chunk of time. I like that it came standard with windows and ceiling panels (I had a previous Rubbermaid shed that did not). Shortly after assembling the shed, I was trying to adjust the door handle and it broke. I called Lifetime a couple months later and asked what it would cost to get a replacement. To my surprise, the customer service person said they would be happy to send a replacement handle at no charge (even though it was my fault). That was a refreshing experience. My only negative comment, which is actually a sticking point for me, is the door alignment. I've spent hours trying to manipulate the way the shed sits (on a wood floor) so the doors would line up correctly. Nothing seems to work...at least not permanently. I thought I had it once, but the heat of the summer expanded the plastic and it didn't stay. Also, the metal mechanisms that "lock" the door into place at the top does not stay put. If the wind blows and shakes the door, the metal piece drops and the door becomes loose. It doesn't completely open since it is still latched at the handle, but it's always loose. Maybe the newer sheds have a fix for that, but so far my experience has been a bit frustrating.
Our son was visiting when we received the storage box. After he helped assemble it, he decided it would be perfect for his deck and ordered one, too! My two chaise cushions fit with room to spare...so I added our small beach umbrella and cushions for our patio chairs, too. I like the way the top stays opens when you need to remove items and the way it closes tight enough to deter pests! One of our best purchases for our patio!!
I made several trips to different stores to look at many different outside storage boxes. The 60012 was the size and quality I was looking for. I was a little worried about the color I ordered because it was listed on line as brown. When it arrived the color was the same as pictured, brown top with taupe (light brown) sides which was exactly what I was looking for. Looks great on my porch and has plenty of room for my needs. Assembly was easy and the quality is super. Thanks Lifetime!
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