The Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box
This page reviews the benefits and features of the Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box.
It also compares the Lifetime 60012 with other large deck boxes that I considered.
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Why the Lifetime 60012
What Will Fit in the 60012
Is the 60012 Weather Proof
Is the 60012 Is Lockable
Is It Easy to Put Together
Dimensions – Lifetime 60012
About the 60012 Warranty
Comparing Deck Boxes
The Rubbermaid 5E39
The Keter Brightwood
The Suncast DB12000
The Suncast DB9750
Why Review A Large Deck Box
When you begin looking for a large outdoor storage box (deck box), you discover that there are quite a few to choose from. There are also significant price differences depending on where you shop. Sharing the information that I uncovered should help you make an informed choice when you choose your large outdoor deck box.
You Might Want A Large Deck Box If . . .
If your family uses your back yard like mine does, lots of your “stuff” probably doesn’t have a place to go when it’s not being used. Except for the garage of course, but what would you give to have a little less clutter in there?
Instead of having to clean everything on your deck or patio before you can use it, wouldn’t it be nice to have someplace convenient to keep it out of sight and away from the dirt and the bugs? You know the chair cushions, the BBQ stuff, the outdoor candles and lanterns, the mosquito paraphernalia – all that stuff.
What about the yard . . . the badminton equipment or the croquet set or the pool toys? Or all the other yard toys. An outdoor storage box like the Lifetime 60012 extra large deck box is a convenient place for the kids to put all that stuff when they’re done playing.
A couple of outdoor storage boxes was the answer for me. And after researching what was available, I chose the Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box. I got two of these big 130 gallon storage boxes, one for the deck and a second one for my yard.
Why The Lifetime 60012 Deck Box?
When you do the measurements around your back yard, you’ll find that a lot of your stuff will fit into this box. It can hold multiple outdoor cushions and even those long swimming pool accessories.
Size It’s big enough to hold all of the stuff that I felt should disappear from my back yard. And, better yet, I can keep my stuff organized in the box because it was designed so that I can easily add shelves and dividers where I want them.
Well Built It’s strong and durable because it’s made of tough, rigid high-density polyethylene with double-wall construction. It’s reinforced with steel edges, has steel hinges, gas struts and metal brackets. It will take all the punishment that my kids and mother nature can throw at it. Neither can do it any harm, it won’t dent, crack, peel or fade. It’s weather proof and water resistant too so the wet, the dirt and the little crawly things can’t damage what I put inside.
Well Designed I really like that the top lid is very sturdy, and it was built with safety in mind. It’s strong enough that the box can double as an outdoor bench, it’s strong enough to hold the weight of an average adult.
The lid opens a little past the vertical so it stays open. But in addition to that, the lid has hinges on both sides that keep it from slamming shut. Nice to know that the kids won’t be running in crying because of smashed fingers, at least not from the storage box. The lid is also lockable (built to be locked with a padlock) so I can lock things up when we’re away.
Easy Assembly Putting it together is easy and straight-forward. Having struggled with some Ikea products in the past, I checked before I ordered it to make sure. The directions are clear and easy to follow and everything you need comes with this deck storage box. If you’re like me and want to review the instructions before you order, click here to download the assembly instructions as a PDF file.
Strong Warranty Lifetime Products is an American company with a reputation for affordable, strong, and durable products. The Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box is built in the U.S.A. and is protected with a 10 year warranty – comforting and important.
The Lifetime 60012 Deck Box Is Big
• 60 inches wide • 57 inches wide
• 24 inches deep • 20.75 inches deep
• 26.5 inches high • 23.75 inches high
The Lifetime 60012 is one of the largest and best outdoor storage boxes available. Only question is will you need more than one like I did.
Lifetime 60012 Vs. Other Deck Boxes
I compared four of the best selling large deck boxes to the Lifetime 60012: the Rubbermaid 5E39; the Keter Brightwood; the Suncast DB9700; and the Suncast DB12000.
I selected these boxes from Amazon’s Patio, Lawn & Garden department’s Best Sellers list limiting the sizes from 120-to-150 gallons. Below is an overview of each box as well as the Amazon Reviewer ratings for each.
The product reviews on Amazon are a good source of information when trying to decide which product you want. In my mind, a 4-Star rating for a product with a small number of reviews is not as good a recommendation as a 4-Star rating for a product with a large number of reviews.
Lifetime 60012 (130 gal) Amazon Rating = 4.6 Stars
• 57.00″ W
• 20.75″ D
• 23.75″ H
• 60.0″ W
• 24.0″ D
• 26.5″ H
For complete details about this box, click here to go back to my review.
Rubbermaid 5E39 (120 gal) Amazon Rating = 4.3 Stars
• 56.5″ W
• 21.0″ D
• 22.5″ H
• 60.0″ W
• 24.0″ D
• 26.5″ H
Keter Brightwood (120 gal) Amazon Rating = 3.5 Stars
• 54.5″ W
• 23.5″ D
• 21.7″ H
• 57.0″ W
• 27.5″ D
• 23.7″ H
Suncast DB12000 (127 gal) Amazon Rating = 4.1 Stars
• 52.00″ W
• 24.75″ D
• 21.75″ H
• 54.5″ W
• 28.0″ D
• 27.0″ H
Suncast DB9750 (129 gals) Amazon Rating = 3.8 Stars
• 53.0″ W
• 29.0″ D
• 27.5″ H
• Light taupe • Tray Inside Box • Not Lockable
Where To Buy Your Outdoor Storage Box
If you decide you want to get one of these boxes (or more), I recommend that you order from Amazon.com. Amazon sells these storage boxes for the lowest price you’ll find, and your box is shipped right to your front door for free. And Amazon is offering a new lower price right now – over $50 off!
Just So You Know: Lifetime® is a registered TradeMark of Lifetime Products. I am not affiliated with Lifetime Products, nor am I compensated to review or promote the Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box.