How Long is the Bottom of a 5 Gallon Bucket?

Dec 8th 2021

5 gallon bucket is a more versatile tool that many people give it credit for. From simple storage to being an integral part of keeping items fresh and uncontaminated, they are quite a versatile tool. 5 gallon bucket dimensions will vary depending on the manufacturer, but they will detail exactly what will work with your specific bucket. In this blog, we are going to dive into the dimensions of 5 gallon buckets and what the differences mean.

5 Gallon Bucket Measurements

Most 5 gallon buckets are anywhere from 12 to 14 inches tall. While it should be noted that once a lid is added (the type of lid is also a factor), the height of the bucket will increase. The lid will usually add around one to two inches of height. The average length of the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket (or diameter) is roughly 10 to 12 inches long. Again, any of these dimensions will vary depending on the manufacturer. For example, our 5 gallon buckets are typically 12 to 15 inches tall. If you want the most accurate dimensions, consult the manufacturer from where you are buying your bucket(s).

What is the Circumference of a 5 Gallon Bucket?

As with everything we have mentioned, the measurements for each bucket will vary slightly depending on where and how they were manufactured. With that being said, the average circumference of a 5 gallon bucket is roughly 37 inches. The diameter of a 5 gallon bucket is around 10 to 12 inches as well. This would mean the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket is roughly 10.24 inches. Something important to note is that some buckets are tapered, meaning that the bottom of the bucket is smaller than the top.

How Long is the Bottom of a 5 Gallon Bucket?

What is the Size of a Standard Bucket?

While there are a variety of sizes available for a bucket to be purchased, the most common and often used as the standard is the 5 gallon bucket. Just because that size of bucket is the most common, does not mean that it is the best kind of bucket, or the one that will satisfy your specific needs. For the average person, a standard 5 gallon bucket will be more than enough for some simple storage, containment, or even gardening tasks. The more industrial or demanding the task, you may need to upgrade to something like a 10 gallon bucket. The average dimensions of a 10 gallon bucket come to around 15.625” for the diameter and 17.125” for the height. If you want to browse a collection of quality well-made buckets, visit our buckets page on our website.

What are the Different Sizes of Buckets?

If you scour the internet long enough you might be able to find a bucket of any size you desire. Rather than doing that, we are going to list off general sizes of buckets that you should not have a difficult time getting your hands on.

This list alone can be overwhelming when deciding which bucket is right for you. You might even have some of these buckets lying around taking up space, and rather than throw them out, you could put them to good use.

Creative Uses for your 5 Gallon Bucket

Once you have gotten your buckets for your project, you might notice that you didn’t end up using as many as you originally planned for. Instead of letting them collect dust, we have compiled two unique ways that you can put those buckets to good use.

  • Tool Storage - Who needs a tool belt when you can have a tool bucket. Even better, you can combine the two to create the ultimate storage container. Simply wrap the tool belt around the rim of your bucket so that the pockets are covering the outside of the bucket. Then you can section off the inside of the bucket for different kinds of tools. Voila, you are now the proud owner of the tool bucket.
  • Your Garden Buddy - While you can use a 5 gallon bucket for a plethora of garden tasks, we have elected a more unique option than planting it in the ground. Transform your regular bucket into a hanging bucket planter for tomatoes. All you will need is a 5 gallon bucket, a hook, a sturdy cable, and a wall to hang the bucket from.

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