Outside Storage Box - Part II

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This is Part II of my outside storage box. In this video I make the lid and show you the finished product. If you haven'y seen Part I, go here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Outside-Storage-Box-Part-I/

I tried to get creative with the lid and make it look nice, all while trying to make it waterproof. I thought long and hard about it and came up with the idea that you see in the video. I think using the cedar fence boards and the redwood strips will work just fine in the weather. Cedar and redwood resist rot, and the buggies don’t like the cedar. I used silicone again in an attempt to prevent leaking. I will have to wait for rains to come to see if it worked, I will keep you posted.


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    2 years ago

    To give your lid support you could add a shock from a vehicle lift-gate. It will also allow the lid to close slowly & keep little fingers from getting smooshed! Should be able to get one cheap at a wrecker.

    If you still want to add a waterproof layer to the underside of the lid there is thick-gauge clear vinyl table-covering at some fabric shops. You could get your kids to create a diorama, or their names, from craft items & stick them between the layers first, to make a fun effect!

    Here's an 'Atta-Boy' to a great Dad...keep blessing your family with your talent, skills, imagination & perseverance! ?