Give your Tools their own Home for $250
Imagine this: You drive home with a carload of new plants and flowers. You open your new outdoor tool cabinet and grab your shovel, bulb planter, trimmer or whatever you need-and it’s all there in plain view! This scenario doesn’t have to be a dream. You can build this shed in one weekend and paint and organize it the next.
The cabinet should be compact, but big enough to store all of your lawn and garden hand tools and still have room for boots, fertilizers and accessories. Most people set aside a tiny spot in their garage for their tools, which often end up tangled in a corner. Now your tools can have a home of their own, outside the garage. You can customize the interior to suit your needs and add a lock if you wish.
Your shed should be designed to last. A 4-ft. by 8-ft. cabinet made from exterior plywood with pine trim. A shingled roof will keep the rain out. And if moisture does get in, a slatted bottom and 4-in.-diameter vents near the top will allow enough air circulation to dry everything out. The shed can be mounted on the outside of a garage, but you can easily mount it to the back of your house or to a shed.
You can find a huge variety of tool mounting clips and retainers at hardware stores for hanging rakes, shovels, clippers and everything else. Just let your imagination solve the need. Figure on spending about $250 on the materials, not including hardware or paint.