How many hand tools does your favorite gardener have? After awhile, most gardeners acquire a few trowels, hand forks, hand digging hoes, bulb planters and other hand tools and need something to put them in so they are easy to find. How about making them a tool caddy to carry all those tools in?
My woodworking skills are limited as are my woodworking tools, so this is a pretty simple design. The tools I used to make this caddy included a jig saw, drill, hammer, and screw driver. I used 1 x 6 pine boards for the sides, bottoms and ends and a dowel rod for the handle. The whole thing is held together with wood glue, nails and some wood screws.
I already had that “Garden Tools” sign hanging around the garage, and it fit perfectly on the side and matched the paint I used, so I thought “why not” and nailed that on. If you make one, you could paint something on the sides.
See below how I made the ends look like bird houses. I used some thin wood strips to make the roof line and a small dowel rod for the bird perch. Don’t look too close because you’ll see some flaws, but that’s part of the charm of it, right?
I’ll confess that I don’t really use this to carry tools around the garden, but I do keep it on a shelf in the garage and put all my hand tools in it. It’s handy to have for that purpose and I think any gardener would like to keep their tools in it.
If you think you might like to make one of these and would like more details on the size of this one, send me an email and I’ll round up those details.
What are YOUR ideas of gifts to make for gardeners?