Before you start working on this DIY project, make sure that you have all the necessary tools to make your work easier and convenient. If some of the tools are not available in your home, you can always borrow them from your neighbors and friends. Keep all these tools away from your children because they could be dangerous when they operate it without your knowledge. Here is the list of the following tools.
- Circular saw
- Drill bit (1 inch)
- Utility knife
When you decide to make this project, make sure that you have prepared the required materials which will be used in this DIY project. Never rush in getting them to make sure that the materials you have selected are of great quality. Also, ask for the seller’s advice when buying these materials. Let them recommend the best wood that they think is perfect for your project. Here is the list of the required materials.
- ¾ inch pine
- ¼ inch wood dowel
- Deck screws
- Tree branch
The simplicity of this toolbox comes from the tree branches utilized for the handle and sides. Three branches is enough with a dimension of 25 inches each. Make sure that the tree branch that you have selected is strong and sturdy. This will add the durability value of the toolbox. As you search for tree branches, select those that are green and freshly cut ones. This is because they are proven to be strong and flexible. The saw, drill, and knife will be used to carve the handle ends. Aside from the branches, a wood dowel is also required with the following dimensions: 6 feet, 1×6 inches; 4 feet, 1×4 inches; and ¼ inch long.
After all materials and tools are prepared, you are now ready to start making your own garden toolbox. Before you start with the procedures, you need to gear yourself with safety goggles to protect your eyes. You should also make sure that there are no children hovering while you work because they might get harmed with the hazardous tools. Here are the steps.
- Step 1: Construct the basic box. Cut the pine or cedar in accordance to the dimensions stated above. Screw the pines together with the use of deck screws. To avoid splitting the wood while screwing, predrill and drive the screw into a countersunk hole. When doing this step, make sure that you do it in a sturdy table so as to screw the wood more carefully and accurately. Crave the handle ends to suit the holes. The handle has to be bent in order to easily slip it into the next hole.
- Step 2: Suit the branches. After the basic box is formed, fit the branches by cutting its ends. For more durability, fasten the wood to the sides of the box with nails and screws. The screws should be kept at a minimum of 1 inch from the ends to prevent splitting. Again, predrill to prevent wood splitting.
- Step 3: Put in dowels. In the handle ends, drill about a ¼ inch in diameter. Next, put the dowels to secure the handle in place. This is the most crucial part because the handle must be very secure and strong to take on all the weight of the toolbox when you lift it anywhere.
After you have finished assembling and putting all the pieces together, you can paint it to add more color. Do this to have an organizer of your garden tools. It’s easy and fun to do. The sense of accomplishment that you experience after completing this DIY project is overwhelming. This does not only save you money, but it also promotes self- esteem.