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10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Storage Benches

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10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Storage Benches

September 18, 2017

An outdoor storage bench is a solution to many problems. In addition to hiding your sins (or at least your muddy boots), it can double as a coffee table, extra seating, or a spot to stow firewood.

We’ve rounded up 10 simple designs, wooden benches with clean lines that don’t call attention to themselves. Call it stealth storage:

For use outdoors, a Salento Storage Bench made of solid acacia wood measures \20 by 48 inches (and is \19.5 inches high) and is \$4\19 from CB\2.
Above: For use outdoors, a Salento Storage Bench made of solid acacia wood measures 20 by 48 inches (and is 19.5 inches high) and is $419 from CB2.
Garden Trading&#8\2\17;s Aldsworth Outdoor Storage Box is made of spruce and has a slanted, weatherproof zinc lid to encourage rain to run off. It is £\235.
Above: Garden Trading’s Aldsworth Outdoor Storage Box is made of spruce and has a slanted, weatherproof zinc lid to encourage rain to run off. It is £235.
From Signature Hardware, a two-door Keymar Teak Outdoor Storage Bench is available in two lengths (4 or 5 feet) at prices from \$399.95 to \$475.95 depending on length.
Above: From Signature Hardware, a two-door Keymar Teak Outdoor Storage Bench is available in two lengths (4 or 5 feet) at prices from $399.95 to $475.95 depending on length.
A Bay Outdoor Storage Bench constructed of FSC-certified reclaimed pine is suitable for use in a covered entryway. It is 53 inches long and \15.\25 inches deep and \17.75 inches high. Available online only, it ships from the manufacturer and is non-returnable; \$699 from West Elm.
Above: A Bay Outdoor Storage Bench constructed of FSC-certified reclaimed pine is suitable for use in a covered entryway. It is 53 inches long and 15.25 inches deep and 17.75 inches high. Available online only, it ships from the manufacturer and is non-returnable; $699 from West Elm.
Painted a weatherproof charcoal gray, a Northcote Outdoor Storage Box has a zinc lid; £\170 from Garden Trading.
Above: Painted a weatherproof charcoal gray, a Northcote Outdoor Storage Box has a zinc lid; £170 from Garden Trading.
On sale from Bison Furniture, an unstained solid Teak Storage Box has safety hinges to prevent slamming. It measures 48 by \23.5 inches and is \18.\25 inches high; \$480.94.
Above: On sale from Bison Furniture, an unstained solid Teak Storage Box has safety hinges to prevent slamming. It measures 48 by 23.5 inches and is 18.25 inches high; $480.94.
A lidded Wood Storage Bench with a 7.3-gallon capacity is \$\256.99 at Wayfair.
Above: A lidded Wood Storage Bench with a 7.3-gallon capacity is $256.99 at Wayfair.
Pottery Barn&#8\2\17;s Hampstead Teak Storage Trunk has a &#8\2\20;gallery rail along the top, X-detailing on each side, and a classic planked design.&#8\2\2\1; It is on sale for \$686.99 (marked down from \$\1,374).
Above: Pottery Barn’s Hampstead Teak Storage Trunk has a “gallery rail along the top, X-detailing on each side, and a classic planked design.” It is on sale for $686.99 (marked down from $1,374).
Above: From Home Depot, a Montego Bay Patio Deck Box measuring 51.25 by 19.75 inches is 17.75 inches high; made of plantation-grown shorea wood, it is $203.54 from Home Depot.
A louvered Outdoor Wood Deck Box is made of eucalyptus and has a waterproof silicone-sealed top; \$\179.99 from All Modern.
Above: A louvered Outdoor Wood Deck Box is made of eucalyptus and has a waterproof silicone-sealed top; $179.99 from All Modern.
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