how-to-store-lawn-tools-with-a-wooden-palletLawn care is a vital part of any homeowner’s summer maintenance plan, but not having an efficient storage solution for your lawn tools can make lawn care a frustrating task. Luckily, you can make your very own storage unit for just a few dollars with this simple tutorial.

Materials:

  • Wooden pallet (lots of times home improvement stores will give these away for free)
  • Hammer
  • Heavy duty screws or framing nails
  • Wood stain and a weather proofing sealant
  • Paintbrush
  • Pry bar (optional)

Step 1: Apply the wood stain or weather proofing sealant to the wooden pallet and let it sit for a few hours to dry.

Step 2: Once the stain is dry, you can attach the pallet to whatever surface you want (a wooden fence, the back of your house, tool shed, a wall in your garage, etc.). Make sure the screws or framing nails are long enough to go through both the pallet and whatever you’re attaching it to. Attach the pallet with the openings facing up to store your tools vertically. Ensure the pallet sits a few inches off the ground to prevent any water or debris from collecting at the bottom. Use at least 3-4 nails or screws when attaching the pallet to the secured surface.

Step 3: If you don’t trust yourself to securely fasten the pallet by nailing or screwing at an angle, use the pry bar to remove the top wooden slat. Now you can easily fasten the pallet to the surface through the back slat.

Step 4: Once the pallet is attached, use nails or screws to put the removed front slat back in place.

Now you have a quick, easy (and possibly free) way to store your lawn tools!

  • By: Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.
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