Gardening skills involve creativity and being a green thumb. If you have these qualities, you can be very productive in your garden. To hone your skills, this DIY PVC garden tool rack can be a good start.
DIY Gardening: How To Make A PVC Garden Tool Rack
Get Organized with DIY PVC Garden Tool Rack
You don’t need to be a good carpenter to do your own garden tool rack. A little creativity can save your elbow from grease and organize well your gardening tools. Craftsman shares easy and innovative ideas to make a DIY PVC garden tool rack.
- 2 x 4 lumber
- 2 x 6 lumber
- PVC pipe
- Miter saw
- Tape measure
- Drill driver with countersink and Phillips bit
“Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.” – Karel Capek
Let’s get started!
- Measure and cut two side pieces of 2 x 6 lumber on the miter saw depending on your rack’s size.
- Cut a 45-degree angle on the top of each side piece to add a better look.
- If you don’t have a miter saw, a miter box will do or any saw that can be used for cutting wood.
Measure and cut four 2 x 4 lumber with the same length for two bottom pieces and two support pieces.
- Cut 8 pieces of PVC pipe with the same length.
- Then cut a 45-angle to the top of each of the PVC pipes so you can easily slide the tools in place. These will be used as tool holders.
- If a miter saw is not available, a pipe cutter will do.
- You can also use a string for cutting pipe. See the tutorial here.
To make a base, attach the two bottom pieces. Use the countersink bits to the predrilled holes and then screw together the two bottom pieces into an L-shaped.
Attach the two side pieces to each side of an L-shaped bottom. Use the countersink bits to the predrilled holes and screw together.
Attach the two support pieces into the side piece. You can add more supporting pieces if your tools are heavy and need more back support. Make sure to space them evenly.
For your tool holders, attach the 8 PVC pipes to the two support pieces. You can add more pipes depending on the number of your tools and the size of your rack. Make predrilled holes to avoid cracking the PVC pipe. Make sure to space them evenly. The top PVC should be aligned to the bottom PVC.
Now you’re Ready to Organize!
You can place your PVC rack where you can access it freely for gardening. You can also attach it to the wall or lean on in your garage. This DIY PVC garden tool rack is doable than what it looks like. You should give it a try!
Check the full tutorial below:
You can do more amazing DIY projects out of PVC that is perfect for your garden. Be more creative and turn your gardening skills to the next level!
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Originally posted on April 22, 2016 @ 4:10 AM