garden tool box

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Project by Buche posted 06-08-2015 01:28 AM 1395 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter recently volunteered me to build a garden tool box for a school fundraising event. I had some cedar siding left over from a recent build so I agreed to put something together. Always on the lookout for projects to practice my skills on, I could not resist to add a few dovetails to this project. I had originally wanted to build a second little box as a sliding till, but ‘kinda’ ran out of time. Knowing that other kids would bring seeds for the same project, I added the little sliding seed packet organizer instead.
the entire box is made out of scrap cedar siding, except for the pins (oak dowel) holding the handles to the box and a few smaller pins made out of bamboo skewers. It’s about 10 inches wide and about 20 inches long. Just prior to taking these pictures I threw on a liberal coat of BLO.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-08-2015 11:39 AM

Pretty handy, nice build!
I’m sure the kids loved it.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 12:47 PM

You certainly thought up a nice design for it and you’ve done a fine job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 06-08-2015 01:15 PM

Beauty, simplicity and function. Boy, did you nail it

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#4 posted 06-10-2015 10:52 AM

Beautiful design and build. I really do love that Cedar.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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