Next, consider what type of outdoor cabinet you would like to have. Some outdoor storage cabinets are made of plastic. These types are generally waterproof, spacious, and have a number of useful features. Other outdoor storage cabinets are made of wood. These are often very spacious, relatively sturdy, but are not always waterproof, and may not be able to stand extreme weather conditions. If you are going for wooded outdoor cabinets, make sure to thoroughly seal the wood. Some storage cabinets are made of metal such as steel, combination metal, and aluminum.
These cabinets are generally industrial grade, which means they are extremely durable and can withstand rough usage. But if you need storage for a covered area that is protected from the elements such as a covered patio, consider storage cabinets that have a decorative element to them, such as wicker furniture pieces or those made of rattan. These are ideal for storing small and light items and can also spruce up a dull patio or terrace.