Here’s something new for your Spring cleaning 2012! The Gladiator Storage Bench from Gladiator Garageworks makes the perfect parking garage for those dirty smell work boots, kids cleats, and muddy garden shoes. No more upsetting the wife from tracking in the dirt from outside. Position the storage bench near the entry door from your garage into the house, and you’ll never again hear “Who tracked in all this dirt on my clean floor!”
What’s the Gladiator Storage Bench made of?
The top of surface of the Gladiator Storage Bench is constructed of durable and attractive Bamboo, which makes the perfect perch to sit while removing your shoes. The frame is made of strong steel and is assembled easily with minimal fasteners required. The steel components have the same tough hammered gray finish and tread plate design to perfectly match the rest of the Gladiator product line. The maximum weight limit for the bamboo storage bench is 500 lbs (227 kg).
The dual by-pass sliding doors allow quick entry into the entire front side. There are also nice adjustable feet on the bottom of the storage bench to allow leveling on imperfect floors.
The Gladiator Storage Bench includes two wire storage rack for stacking shoes or other household items. I believe you can stack them or mount them side by side. The maximum weight limit for each shelf is 35 lbs (15.9 kg).
What’s not to like about the Gladiator Storage Bench?
Although the construction is very strong, I personally prefer my Gladiator products to have a welded steel frame. There is a 10 year warranty on the frame, although the product literature shipped with the product states “Limited Lifetime”. Perhaps the life expectancy is 10 years? You will appreciate that it assembles quickly though. Additionally, the warranty for the Bamboo tops is only good for 1 year. However, wood is a natural product and could split, crack, or warp as it ages. Just know that after 1 year – you are on your own.
The concept model shown at the National Hardware show sported inset plastic handles that are found on the other Gladiator cabinets. These handles added a bit to the design element but were taken out of the production model, most likely for cost savings.
These are all minor issues an in no way would prevent me from recommending GAGB54SBYG Gladiator Storage Bench. This is a solid addition to the Gladiator product lineup and provides useful additional storage in your garage. This would also work well in a child’s bedroom at the foot of the bed.
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