Organise all your garden tools and bring some rustic charm to your garden, garage or shed with this wall-mounted garden tool storage rack.
It’s very easy to make and low cost as you'll be using a recycled timber pallet.
Take your full-sized timber pallet and remove one-quarter of it by cutting through the three runners.
Create a whitewash by mixing an equal part of water with your paint. (For example, if you have a 250ml container of paint, add 250ml of water.)
Liberally apply the paint wash to the bottom of the pallet. Paint the coat rack as well.
Remove one of the boards from the section you cut off the full-sized pallet ealier. We will use this as a baseboard. Adding this board creates bottom shelves which can hold oddly shaped tools and products.
Measure the board to the width of your pallet and mark a line. Cut the board to length with a circular saw.
Pre-drill holes through the board that match up with the three pallet runner ends. Screw the board into the pallet's runners with 40mm screws.
Touch up the exposed board edge with paint.
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Once the paint has dried, distress the paint finish by partially sanding through it to expose the underlying timber. Concentrate on areas such as corners that are likely to have been worn during use.
Attach the coat rack to a location where you would like to hang your tools with the provided screws. I've chosen the top right-hand corner.
Now screw through your pegs into the pallet with your 40mm screws. I've chosen the top-left corner and have used steel pegs, but timber or plastic would also work.
Take your U-shaped brackets and attach them to the pallet's bottom edge, just above the previously installed baseboard with the 40mm screws. Install your hose hanger in the middle of the bottom board with the same screws.
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Drill two holes in the pallet's bottom board with the 12mm drill-bit on the opposite side to your U-shaped brackets. Place your rolls of twine within the shelf and feed them through the 12mm holes for ease of dispensing. Hang your tools in your desired locations.
You've now completed your very own rustic style garden tool rack. Not only does this unit look fantastic, but it provides a convenient storage location for all those gardening accessories.