To enhance your outdoor summer enjoyment, store your extra gardening equipment in the Cromwell 3-foot Storage Bench with Waterproof Lid. The cedar wood will naturally keep bugs away, and it will resist damage as the weather conditions worsen. The lid is covered in a white nylon for durability and good looks. You can select a non-glossy, "Clear Coat" finish to delay the weathering process or leave it untreated with the "Natural" option to let the cedar weather naturally to silvery gray patina.
With waterproof glue, epoxy-coated screws, and stainless-steel hinges, our Cromwell Storage Bench will far exceed your stringent quality standards. Simple assembly is required.
What is the difference between the natural and clear coat finish?
Over time and with exposure to the outdoor elements, cedar will turn a lovely silver gray color as it ages. If you enjoy the fresh, natural color of cedar and would like your storage bench to weather naturally, you should select the "Natural" finish option.
The "Clear Coat" finish is a non-glossy, linseed oil-based sealer that we apply to the bench's exterior to protect it from the elements and prolong the weathering process. To allow the cedar to breathe and fully retain its natural insect-repelling properties, we leave the inside of the bench untreated, thus the interior of a clear-coated bench will appear slightly lighter than the outside. Clear-coated cedar will assume an attractive pale yellow color as it ages.
What is the waterproof lid made out of?
Our Waterproof Lid is a great addition to your cedar storage bench purchase. It is made of half-inch white nylon and is a commercial grade cutting board material. You will have the beauty and durability of a cedar storage bench with the waterproofness of a plastic. This product is a must for anyone ordering a cedar storage bench that will be fully subject to the elements.
I'd like to match my other existing outdoor pieces. Can I stain this product?
Cedar wood takes stains wonderfully. There are many colors on the market today and for outdoor items, adding a coat every year or so will keep your furniture looking vibrant and new. If you are looking to paint your storage bench, we'd recommend applying an outdoor primer as your base and using two coats of outdoor paint.
What is the benefit of using Eastern White Cedar?
Eastern white cedar has a well-deserved reputation for durability and natural rot resistance. Cedar has naturally occurring oils that keep the wood from rotting. If you choose to let your piece age naturally, it will turn a silver-gray and the wood will not be affected at all. In fact, the natural oils help prevent decay and ward off insects. It has been used for hundreds and hundreds of years as a roofing material in the form of shingles, fences, fence posts and pilings. Other uses include decking material for docks and patios and for the construction of boats. Of course eastern white cedar has been used in the building of this sturdy outdoor storage bench.
What sort of guarantee does the storage bench carry?
All of our storage benches are 100% guaranteed for one year following your purchase. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase let us know and we will refund the purchase of your order minus the shipping. If, due to workmanship, your piece fails, please notify us so that we can either send you a replacement part or an entire replacement piece. We pride ourselves on the quality craftsmanship of the product.
About Cape May Box Co.
David Descalzi started Cape May Box Co. in 1999 with a simple goal: to build products people could put their lives in. Cape May Box Co. produces high-quality Eastern white cedar deck boxes, often customized in size and use. Storage benches, cedar cushion boxes, and refuse containers are all part of the lineup. Eastern white cedar is long-lasting and naturally rot-resistant; Cape May Box Co. leaves it unfinished for natural weathering or home-finishing. The result is some of the most affordable, well-built indoor and outdoor storage on the market, all 100 percent guaranteed.