It never fails when working in the garden you need a more little tool, or just something that will assist you carry the unforeseen harvest. You can avoid more trips by building this handy garden tote.
The inside steps 71/4 inches wide, 18 inches long and 4 inches3/4 inches deep over the long sides. You can take a lot of vegetables and herbs and a few tools all at once.
Even small bags of fertilizer, plant food or soil amendments can match within the tote, together with several tools.
Make sure that you’ve got a handsaw and either a jigsaw or miter saw. You’ll also need a drill using a 1-inch Forstner or spade (paddle) piece, a 1/4-inch piece plus a ⅛-inch piece. It’ll be helpful if you’ve got two or three 24-inch bar clamps too.
1-by-6-by-4 board (I used pine)1-by-8-by-4 board1-inch around dowel (at least two feet long)1/4-inch around dowel (as brief as you can find)Also grab a box of #7 with 1⅝-inch deck screws. You’re going to need only 16 screws, so check to see in the event that you previously have that many available.
Create the Ends and Handle
Utilize Figure 1 as a guide for creating both endings, which are cut out of the 1-by-8 and measure 71/4 inches by 11 inches. Mark the position of this manage opening and drill the hole with a 1-inch Forstner or spade bit. You can cut 45-degree corners with a handsaw, jigsaw or miter saw.
Drill ⅛-inch pilot holes as shown. These will probably be for the #7⅝-inch deck screws used later during fabrication.
Cut the grip into 211/2 inches long from a 1-inch round dowel, and use Figure 2 as a guide for drilling two 1/4-inch holes ⅜ inch deep towards each end. You will insert a part of 1/4-inch dowel in these holes in the next step.
Insert the Handle and Attach the Bottom
Utilize Figure 3 as a reference. Add the ends of the grip through the 1-inch holes in the ends so
3/4 inch of the deal extends outside of the holes. To make this somewhat easier, sand down the hints of the two ends of the deal. Another tip: Apply a bit of wax into the endings, which will allow them to slip more easily through the holes.
Cut two pieces of 1/4-inch around dowel into ⅜ inch to make the hooks. You can use a handsaw or utility knife to cut these components. Add the pins into the holes in the handle.
Cut the bottom in the 1-by-8 to 18 inches in length. Add the bottom between the two ends as revealed in Figure 4 and clamp the pieces set up. Attach the bottom by forcing 1⅝-inch screws through the pilot holes in the ends and into the bottom.
Create and Attach the Sides
Utilize Figure 5 as a guide for creating both sides, which are cut out of the 1-by-6 and measure 51/2 inches by 19 inches. Drill ⅛-inch pilot holes for the 1⅝-inch screws shown.
Position the sides as shown in Figure 6 and attach them forcing 1⅝-inch screws through the pilot holes in the sides and into the bottom and finishes.
Sand any rough corners and edges. You can leave your wooden tote pristine, or you can paint it, stain it, use a color wash or simply apply a clear protective coating.
As the summer months continue along with your garden begins generating more and more, this spacious garden tote will be convenient for tackling its bounty.
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