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How to make a garden shed tool rack


Ready made tool racks are available to buy, but you can easily make your own, using timber bought from a local DIY store.

To start with, measure the width of your shed and select the length of timber you need. Think about the height of your shed and the length of your tools - as they'll be hanging from the rack you'll need to make sure you give them enough space.

How to do it


Use a spirit level to ensure accuracy, then fix your timber pieces across the width of the shed with screws.


Choose hooks and clips to suit your tools and fix them to the rack. Most will screw directly into the wood, so drill a thin guide hole first. Meat hooks can be placed over timber frame, and some tools can hang directly from it.


Some tools can be hung by their handles, so the hooks need to be fixed high enough to provide enough space for the tools.


Other tools - such as garden rakes - can rest on the floor, with their handle, or shaft clipped into a fixing.

Our tip

Lightweight equipment can also be suspended out of the way. Storage boxes - plastic or wooden - can be stacked to make the most of the space.

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brunehill 24/11/2011 at 15:29

An excellent cheap and easy solution to the age old problem of storing your tools. It saves time finding an implement and more importantly can help you avoid the risk of you or anyone else treading on a rake head etc and causing an injury.

xerexb 24/11/2011 at 15:29


xerexb 24/11/2011 at 15:29

What a gorgeous picture to go along with your post. Like your the way you arrange your tools. wish if I could create one at home.

Tom Cocking 17/01/2012 at 11:05

I've designed something similar, take a look :)