Garden Tools Rack – How To Build An OldSchool Organizer

Easy shop project for home or school : build a garden tools shelf to organize your tool shed, garage or basement. Watch how I turn a couple of salvage boards and some screws into a handy storage rack perfect for hanging large/long gardening tools out of the way.

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Alright so today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you how I made this handy garden tool organizer out of a couple of boards and a handful of screws.
So I decided enough was enough and that I wasn’t going to store my garden tools in a garbage pail anymore. I still had a couple of salvage boards left and I cut some triangle braces out of scraps. Then I measured and marked to fit the gussets.
Use your speed square to draw parallel lines quickly. Next I found the points on that line to drill my holes.
You know, I chose to use the hole saw and table saw for this project because they make clean and uniform cuts.
You can do all the cutting for this project with a hand saw and a coping saw or with a jigsaw.
Normally I would use a more sophisticated joint like a dado or a mitre joint but for this I thought a simple butt joint clamped with glue and screws was exactly what we needed.
Clean up carpenter’s glue before it cures with a clean damp cloth.
Then I glued in all the gussets and drew them together using the woodscrews.
Always drill out holes before you drive in screws, otherwise you end up with pieces that won’t mate together, split wood and broken screws.
You see I put most of the evidence it’s salvaged wood here on the back where no one will ever see it.
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20 Replies to “Garden Tools Rack – How To Build An OldSchool Organizer”

  1. Simple and effective and very timely since I need to make one tomorrow. Organizing my garden shed and never thought of making something like this with my scrap wood. Instead I was counting how many hooks and brackets I had for the tools. This solves it. Many thanks!

  2. Thanks for the video. It was perfect for my first real project. I made some small mistakes, but practice makes perfect. Now my shed looks a lot more organized.

  3. I have young grand kids!! The pitch fork and ax caught my attention immediately. Like your video! Likely be building a couple of these minus sharp or heavy tools on-board. The 16 lb maul in the axes will have to go in a special location.

  4. Great video, bought 10 ft 1x 8 pine board today. You should include the dimensions of the triangles, size screws, and where you placed triangle braces on the board. Lettered messaging overlying the video with these so people know exact dimensions. Some of the questions I had were in comment section but please be more specific in future

  5. Wait…he hung an ax from the shelf? Many carpenters are missing fingers due to projects, but this guy is going to be missing a foot.

  6. What kind of wood do u use ! cos i have mostly used plywood and the the normal plywood are quite dark and pricky and i see yours to be of a lighter shade a beige color ! +Repairs101 @Repairs101

  7. I would recommend that the blade on your table saw be properly adjusted to extend no more than an 1/8" beyond the top of the material. Sawing with the blade extended at the height shown in the video is a very unsafe practice.

    I have found that the process of placing or removing the tools sometimes causes the other tools to move. In fact, I have had one fall on me. To prevent that from happening again, I added a bit of trim on each side of the slots on the upper front edge of the board. Now the tools stay in place even when they are jostled about. In addition, I cut the board with slots into short sections and set them to the requirements of the width of the tool. A rake for instance is wider than a hoe or shovel and thus I was able to make best use of the space available. It does require additional support. but it also allows me to store more tools in the same space. You only need one per tool.set close to the slot.

    On the second one I built, I fastened a strip of T-slot and used toilet bolts to secure the tool supports to the t-slot strip allowing me to adjust them as required. They simply slide left and right as required. The support holds steady without being fastened to the 2×4 since gravity works. Use plenty of screw in the T-slot to ensure it stays put.

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