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Overview

Garden tools can be tricky to store away neatly because of their size and shape. Find out how to create a garden tool storage rack with this guide from Bunnings.

Steps

1Pre-cut the timber to size

To make this project easier, you can get your timber pre-cut at your local Bunnings. For our cut list, we had our ply sheet cut to 250mm x 1065mm and the pine length cut to 1065mm.
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2Measure and mark the ply

Measure and mark the ply where you'll hang your tools. We marked three rectangular shaped slots along the ply but you can do as many as you like. Each slot was 50mm wide and 150mm deep. We marked ours at various distances along the ply to suit specific garden tools, like a spade, broom or rake.
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3Cut the ply

Clamp the ply to the workbench. Cut out the slots for the tools with a jigsaw along the straight lines where you marked. Make sure you're wearing the appropriate safety equipment when you make your cuts.
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4Sand the ply

You may need to use a chisel to remove and clean up any debris around the slots. Then sand the ply with the orbital sander and 80 grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.
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5Pre-drill the holes for the batten screws

Pre-drill and countersink five holes for the 100mm batten screws above the slots you've cut out in the ply.
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6Measure and mark the batten

Measure and mark where you're going to drill the holes in the batten. Make sure they're in-between the other fixing points. We marked out four fixing points.
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7Pre-drill the holes in the batten

Pre-drill and countersink the four holes to attach the unit to the wall or fence.

8Join the ply and batten together

Apply a bead of glue to the edge of the plywood. Then turn it on its side and line it up with the edges of the batten. Screw the two together using the 100mm batten screws.

9Attach hooks

Screw some hooks into the sides of the storage rack. These can be used to hold gardening gloves, small gardening tools or even a raincoat.

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.