Suncast 36-Cubic Premium Multi-Purpose Storage Shed Review

Suncast 36-Cubic Premium Multi-Purpose Storage Shed
Suncast GS17500

The Suncast GS17500 – 36-Cubic Premium Multi-Purpose Storage Shed is a good size for a storage box that you might want to use for several functions. For example, it is ideal to put outside by your pool for pool cleaning gear, pool toys or even chemicals. It comes with a lockable lid so little fingers are not able to get into trouble.

These units work equally well on a patio or deck for storing cushions out of the weather as well as for those times when you are not using your outdoor seating cushions. Sometimes a large outdoor storage option will just not work with the space you want to put in in, so this one solves that particular problem.

It has a top opening lid for ease of access and the lid can stay propped open. Some people also use it for deck storage of BBQ gear like heat bricks and firelighters, and actually have a couple of matching units for storage of different type items. In a pinch, you can sit on it as well if you need to, because it is only 36 inches in height.

Features of the Suncast GS17500

  • The unit has a 36-Cubic foot capacity
  • It is designed to be a multi purpose storage shed
  • It features a stay dry design
  • The unit is very easy to assemble and doesn’t require any tools to put it together
  • It is made from a long lasting resin construction
  • For safety, it comes with a lockable lid
  • Heavy duty 1-1/2-Inches thick double wall, blow molded construction
Suncast 36-Cubic Premium Multi-Purpose Storage Shed

It’s worth noting that some customers thought the unit was a bit smaller than what is indicated by the pictures. This is because the lid overhangs the walls of the unit and makes it look larger than it really is. So to avoid disappointment, please be aware of this and double check the measurements of the items you want to store in it.

The box needs to be perfectly level for the lid to close completely tight and be rainproof so you will need to make sure the surface you place it on is completely level if you intend placing it out in the yard.


  • Keeps creatures out, but is not airtight so you might encounter the odd insect in there from time to time
  • Keeps your things dry – rain shouldn’t get in unless you leave the lid open.
  • Multi-functional – use it for more than one storage purpose if you should need to do so. If you use it to store children’s toys, it will store pool cleaning gear equally as well when no longer required for storage of toys.
  • You can have more than one and make matching sets across both patio and yard. Sometimes this works better than one very large storage unit.

Product Specifications

  • External Dimensions: 88 in. W x 36 in. D x 34 in. H
  • Internal Dimensions: 79 in. W x 27 in. D x 29 in. H
  • Shipping Weight: 99 pounds
  • Item model number: GS17500
  • Warranty: 10 year limited


  • Durable and sturdy construction
  • There are no metal parts to rust out
  • It is reasonably priced
  • It is easy to snap it together
  • Rain can’t get in so your things will stay dry
  • Lockable


  • It could be a little cheaper considering the size
  • Not airtight

User Ratings and Reviews

We give the Suncast GS17500 Storage Box a 4.5 out of 5-star rating. The majority of customers give this product very high ratings. Customers have commented on its excellent functionality, handy size, and reasonable price. Most users rated this storage shed, which I would refer to as a storage box, favorably. To see more about what customers had to say about the storage unit, you can read the reviews here.


The Suncast horizontal shed is available online and is usually priced at a nice discount off the list price. If you are eligible, it also comes with free shipping. To check for the most recent price on Amazon prior to purchase, you can find it here.

Our Recommendation

The Suncast GS17500 – Storage Shed is an excellent multi-functional outdoor storage option which customers have found to be functional and versatile. Suncast also makes a 20 cubic meter version of this unit so the versatility extends even further in the event that you need two units, but maybe not both in the 36 cubic meter size. There has been very few negative comments about these units and customers, for the most part, are very happy with the easy way the unit snaps together, functionality and price. Based on excellent feedback from customers, the Suncast is recommended.