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Outdoor Q-tool storage box?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
As I was digging through the tiny little cabinet in the kitchen that the wife has allowed me to use for all my q-tools (tongs, spatulas, brushes, thermometers, spray bottles, wood chips, etc) I got the idea to move it all outdoors. Seems like it makes sense to put it all out there where I use it, not to mention somewhere that I don't have to get on my hands and knees and dig to find stuff!

Before I hit the workshop and build my own, does anybody know of a commercial product that would do the same thing? I'll build it if I have to, but there's a million other projects to do around the house, so I'm afraid this one would get back-burnered indefinitely! I know Suncast makes a lot of outdoor storage boxes, but I didn't see anything specifically for this...

post #2 of 23
This is what I have and absolutely love it!

post #3 of 23
I have been thinking about one of those patios/deck storage boxes. After seeing what grothe posted, I might have to find me one of them. Where can they be purchased?
post #4 of 23
grothe, that looks awesome. How waterproof is it?
post #5 of 23
Got mine from homedepot - think they only sell em on da web thought.
Just google "backyard gear" - alot o places sell em.
post #6 of 23
Don't really know. My setup is in one of my buildings. Don't have ta worry bout rain, wind, or hot sun! Looks pretty tight thou. Take a better look at it tonight and let ya know more tomorrow. Take some pix of it too.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
That thing does look awesome! I googled it and found it at walmart for $149 and $159 at Home Depot and Sears. A little too rich for my blood, I'm afraid. I see they have another non-sink model, but it's not as easy to come by, and the one place I found it wanted $165 for it, but it's out of stock.

I was wondering about waterproofness too... Looks like it's more designed to be loaded up indoors, taken out for cooking, then brought back in from what I can tell. Doesn't look like anything is really sealed, but it's nothing a small tarp couldn't help!
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
Also FWIW, reviews on Home Depot comment about it being smaller than they thought it would be, and one person even commented that they wish it was taller. I'm 6'2", so if people think it's short, it might be too short for me!

Also the one review on Walmart.com says: "One note, though, it's not water-tight, so rain will get in."
post #9 of 23
I hear ya on this subject. The wife has let me have one drawer in the kitchen and yes it's a bottom drawer.

Now a few nigths ago she was looking for some kebab skewers and seh tells me MY drawer is too full!!! So now i want something outside, also watertight and enough room to store at least 4 bags of charcoal, chmineys, newspaper etc ....... and keep it dry from rain and humidity .... now that's not too much to ask is it biggrin.gif .
post #10 of 23
Need to get yourself an old van.
Can probably get the smoker in there somewhere too!biggrin.gif
post #11 of 23
Boy was just looking at the rubbermaid site, that stuff is not cheap. Think i'll have to get something built myself for a fraction of the cost. Although think i have the same issue as foust of having a large project list.
post #12 of 23
Jfoust, just found this on Amazon for $59.00 Says it's designed that the rain runs off!!

post #13 of 23
I use a Suncrest product and it holds all my Q tools and a few garden tools also. It doesn't take up much space and blends in pretty well. The pic is of my setup, everything rolls out to the patio edge, except the Q tool box. Left to right is my spare tank, Q tool box, propane caddy w/table top, smoker, and fridge. I'm disabled and I try to keep everything within reach.
post #14 of 23
Nice set up you have there rich ..... especially like the outdoor fridge, very handy. Guessing you don't get too much rain there huh??

I'm really thinking now of making a box/storage chest on wheels so i could at least get it under cover somewhere when we have some of our less favorable Iowa weather.
post #15 of 23
IOWA????..........bad weather?????.......BAH!!!......surely you jest.....and don't call me Shirley.... PDT_Armataz_01_28.gifbiggrin.gif
post #16 of 23
Lol ..... E-M-E .

One thing i was told when i moved here was - "If you don't like the weather then wait around a while cos it'll change soon enough"

Sorry Jfoust for a lil bit of a thread hijack PDT_Armataz_01_26.gif .
post #17 of 23
I just use a craftsman toolbox. On the top tray are my pvc gloves, spatula, tongs, temp guage, knives, basting brush/mop, and basically anything that contacts food. on the bottom are my charcoal gloves, charcoal tongs, bbq lighter, big box of matches, roll of aluminum foil, roll of plastic wrap, box cutter, and a can of PAM Grill spray.

Can't think of anything else i could need and its portable (for tailgating or to put in the trunk of my car for emergency needs at a friends bbq lol).

I used to have those flexible cutting boards but they are borderline disposable.
post #18 of 23
dangit, all these ideas round here always end up costing me more $ !
some nice ideas though, thanks.
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Actually, I've got a large plastic craftsman toolbox that I was thinking about using as well. That might not be a bad way to go and the price is certainly right!
post #20 of 23
This was my wife's idea. $120.00 at Lowes. I love it.

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