How to Make a Garden-Tool Tote
Construct a carrier from oak boards and dowels
A wood tote is the perfect way to keep your garden tools organized and close at hand in the field. The sturdy example here is fashioned from oak, but rot-resistant cedar is a good choice too—especially if you leave tools out in the rain. Not that we've ever done that...
The bottom is formed from two boards separated by a gap that encourages dirt and grit to escape. The entire piece is finished with linseed oil, which provides a natural sheen and helps the wood keep its color.
If you'd rather spend your time planting, look to buy a tote that's comfortable to carry and the right size for your tools. You'll pay a premium for a box built from solid hardwood or one with a personal inscription. But whether you build or buy, when the growing season draws to a close, you can use your new vessel to collect the fruits (and veggies) of your labor.
Similar to shown: Wood Tool Tote by MiscKDesigns, etsy.com
Download a cut list to build a garden tool tote here.