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Gardening can take a lot of stuff: gloves, trowel, weeder, seeds, string, and other things all have to be carried out each time you want to garden then taken back in and stored when you are finished.  This clever box holds a surprising amount of supplies and mounts on a 4X4X8’ board in the garden, so everything is right there when you need it.  No more forgetting something and having to run back in the house for it.

You will need twelve feet of 1X12 to build this box, along with hinges and a door handle, and 8X1 1/2 inch wood screws.

Cut the wood into the following pieces (a 1 X 12 is really 3/4” X 11 1/4”):

Door  11”X15 3/4”

Sides (2) 9 1/2” X 15 7/8”

Bottom 11 1/4” X 8”

Back 11 1/4” X 15 7/8”

Gables (2) 12 3/4” X 6 1/2”

Long roof panel 11 1/4” X 12 3/4”

Short roof panel 11 1/4” X 12”

Rafters (2) 11 1/4” X 2 1/2 “

Attach the sides to the back with wood screws.

Attach the bottom to the box with wood screws.

Take the rafters and draw a 45 degree angle on each upper corner.

Cut the wood at the line to knock off the top corners of the rafters.

Screw the rafters to the front and back of the box, inside the sides, with about a 1/2 inch below the sides.




Take the wood for the gables.  Mark the center top spot.  Draw a line from that spot to each bottom corner of the wood.

Cut the wood along the line to form a triangle.

Attach the gables to the rafters.

Attach the short roof board to one side of the gables.

Attach the long roof board to the gables, overlapping the short roof board.

Take the door and attach the door handle to it on the left side of the door.

Attach the door to the box with the hinges on the right side of the board.  You should use mortise hinges and make a mortise on each surface to hold the hinges.  You can use butt hinges, if you do not know how to make mortises.  It doesn’t look as nice but works.

Now mount the box on a 4X4X8’ post in the garden and put your things in it.




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