My wife had this great idea to buy a deck box for our patio area on the back porch. Wow, how does a plastic box cost so much? The cheapest was around $70. So I decided to visit my local wood/pallet pile and found these great pallet boxes. I cut one in half and it became the basis for my patio box. I should have taken a picture of the pallet box so you could see it before, but I was too excited to get started.