This is a guide to making a cheap and simple garden tool rack. This one is for my dad's shed and keeps all the tools safely of the floor.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
The rack was made from the offcuts from the framework of the shed its standard studwork timber (38mmx63mm).
32mm spade bit
Compound Mitre Saw
Wood Stain or your choice of finish
Pencil or marking knife
Step 2: Marking Up
My rack needed to hold 7 tools and the rack has 150mm spacings between the centres. By careful placement of the tools everything fits. See diagram for marking up. The centres were marked with a punch to aid drilling.
Step 3: Drilling and Cutting
When drilling with a spade bit I find it best to drill 90% of the way and then flip the wood and finish the hole from the other side, this creates less breakout.
Once all the the holes were drilled the mitre saw was set to 28o and the cuts then made.
All rough edges were then sanded and a coat of stain was given ( I had some blue spare)
Step 4: Finish Rack Mounted and Populated
The Rack was mounted simply with screw onto the frame of the shed.
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Cabot Woodcare Contest