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Get Organized: DIY Garden Tool Storage

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Difficulty: Intermediate
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Keeping garden tools organized makes it easy to find the right tool for the job. Spend more time gardening and less time looking for your tools.

Whether you need to get organized, maximize the space in your garage or just get all of your tools in one place, this DIY garden tool rack tutorial is for you.

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Gather materials and cut wood. You can ask a Home Depot store associate to cut wood to the lengths you need before leaving the store. You will need:

Four 1” x 4” x 24”; four 1” x 4” x 22”; four 2” x 2” x 30”; four 1” x 2” x 24”; and six 1” x 2” x 25”

 

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Make Sides 1 and 2. Lay two 2” x 2” x 30” spaced 18” apart for the left and right side pieces. Place one 1” x 4” x 24” piece flush with the top of the 2” x 2”s, leaving 1” overhang on each side.

Drill two pilot holes 2” from the ends of 1” x 4” at approximately 1” and 3” and secure to 2” x 2”’s using two screws. Repeat process using a 1” x 4” x 24” flush with the bottom.

Note 2” x 2”’s should be at a 90 degree angle to 1” x 4”’s. Repeat to make Side 2.

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Make sides 3 and 4. Using Side 1, place 1” x 4” x 22” piece against 2” x 2” and flush to top. Drill 2 pilot holes 1” from the ends of 1” x 4” at approximately 1” and 3” and secure to 2” x 2”’s using two screws. Repeat process using a 1” x 4” x 22” flush with the bottom.

Repeat process with Side 2, creating four square corners. Repeat for the opposite side.

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Create grid for tools. Stand rack upright. Fit two 1” x 2” x 24” pieces snuggly inside the bottom walls of your rack, 6” from either side. Drill pilot hole and secure through the 1” x 4” and secure each 1” x 2” with two screws.

Lay three 1” x 2” x 25” pieces on top of the other bottom pieces of wood in a grid pattern. One in the middle and the other two spaced 5 1/2” from the middle piece. Drill pilot hole and secure using screws into the top of the 1” x 2”’s to each piece of wood it sits on.

Flip rack upside down and repeat Step 4 to complete the top section of the tool rack.

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Tip: Use a clamp to help secure the pieces of wood in place while drilling.

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Introduction

Keeping garden tools organized makes it easy to find the right tool for the job. Spend more time gardening and less time looking for your tools.

Whether you need to get organized, maximize the space in your garage or just get all of your tools in one place, this DIY garden tool rack tutorial is for you.

Step 1

Gather materials and cut wood. You can ask a Home Depot store associate to cut wood to the lengths you need before leaving the store. You will need:

Four 1” x 4” x 24”; four 1” x 4” x 22”; four 2” x 2” x 30”; four 1” x 2” x 24”; and six 1” x 2” x 25”

 

Step 2

Make Sides 1 and 2. Lay two 2” x 2” x 30” spaced 18” apart for the left and right side pieces. Place one 1” x 4” x 24” piece flush with the top of the 2” x 2”s, leaving 1” overhang on each side.

Drill two pilot holes 2” from the ends of 1” x 4” at approximately 1” and 3” and secure to 2” x 2”’s using two screws. Repeat process using a 1” x 4” x 24” flush with the bottom.

Note 2” x 2”’s should be at a 90 degree angle to 1” x 4”’s. Repeat to make Side 2.

Step 3

Make sides 3 and 4. Using Side 1, place 1” x 4” x 22” piece against 2” x 2” and flush to top. Drill 2 pilot holes 1” from the ends of 1” x 4” at approximately 1” and 3” and secure to 2” x 2”’s using two screws. Repeat process using a 1” x 4” x 22” flush with the bottom.

Repeat process with Side 2, creating four square corners. Repeat for the opposite side.

Step 4

Create grid for tools. Stand rack upright. Fit two 1” x 2” x 24” pieces snuggly inside the bottom walls of your rack, 6” from either side. Drill pilot hole and secure through the 1” x 4” and secure each 1” x 2” with two screws.

Lay three 1” x 2” x 25” pieces on top of the other bottom pieces of wood in a grid pattern. One in the middle and the other two spaced 5 1/2” from the middle piece. Drill pilot hole and secure using screws into the top of the 1” x 2”’s to each piece of wood it sits on.

Flip rack upside down and repeat Step 4 to complete the top section of the tool rack.

Step 5

Tip: Use a clamp to help secure the pieces of wood in place while drilling.

Materials

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