How to make a garden shed tool rack

How to make a garden shed tool rack

Keep your tools neatly stowed away by making your own shed tool rack – we show you how.

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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.

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Save money and create your own tool rack for the garden shed with help from our guide.

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You Will Need

  • Timber (thick lengths)
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Spirit level
  • Screws
  • Hooks
  • Clips

Total time:

Step 1

How to make a garden shed tool rack - using a spirit level
How to make a garden shed tool rack – using a spirit level

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

Step 2

How to make a garden shed tool rack - screwing in the hooks
How to make a garden shed tool rack – screwing in the hooks

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.

Step 3

How to make a garden shed tool rack - tools hanging on the racks
How to make a garden shed tool rack – tools hanging on the racks

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

Step 4

How to make a garden shed tool rack - hoe handle fixed to a wall
How to make a garden shed tool rack – hoe handle fixed to a wall

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

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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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