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Overview

This panelled garden tool rack is a stylish way to keep your garden tools organised and at-the-ready. Created from pine lining, this wall-mounted panel will also keep your equipment safely undercover. Here are your step-by-step instructions.

Steps

1Measure and cut the pine

Use a mitre saw to cut 140mm shiplap pine lining into 13 boards 1200mm long. From lengths of 64mm pine, cut four 1200mm back braces. Set out the boards on a large, flat surface with the V-joint side facing down and the curved edge facing up.

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Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment.
A person applies glue to a piece of pine

2Fit the boards together

To make the panel, apply adhesive along the tongue of each board, pushing it into the groove of the next board, with the edges flush.

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Tip: Check the joints are a tight fit by lightly tapping the edge of each with a hammer.
A person hammers the side of a pine panel

3Secure the back braces

Position the back braces, offset lengthways over the panel. They should be equally spaced about 190mm apart and in from the edges. Use a combination countersinking bit to pre-drill through the braces, securing into each board with adhesive and 30mm galvanised screws.

Back braces positioned on the back of a pine panel board

4Make the frame

On the lengths of 20mm corner moulding, mark each side of the panel. Set the mitre saw to 45°, positioning the marks to be on the inside of the mitres, and cutting on the offcut side of the marks to allow for the thickness of the saw blade.

Corner moulding used to frame a pine panel

5 Fit the frame

To prevent splitting, position the frame around the panel right-side up, pre-drilling holes with a 2mm bit, 20mm along from the mitres and about 200mm apart. Apply adhesive along the inside, then secure with 30mm galvanised flathead nails.

A person hammers a flathead nail into a moulding

6Finish with paint and hooks

Smooth all over with 180-grit abrasive paper and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply two coats of paint, leaving to dry after each. Position hooks along the centre of the boards and over the braces, securing with the supplied screws.

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Tip: To mount the rack, pre-drill right through the panel and braces to secure onto the wall with suitable fasteners, using a level to check the rack is straight.
Tool storage hooks on a painted panelled board

7Keep in mind:

  • Always wear the recommended safety equipment while using power tools or paint, and follow the instructions for the product and equipment.
  • Pre-drilling holes stops screws from slipping off the mark at the beginning of the drive, and helps prevent timber from splitting or cracking.
  • Before drilling into walls, use a stud finder to check for wiring and pipework, and turn off the power while working.
  • Enlist a second pair of hands to help lift and mount the rack on the wall.

*Timbers vary by state and territory; contact your local store for further information.

8Do you often lose your small tools in deep drawers or tubs?

Make a quick, small-tool holder to keep your essentials organised. Follow our step-by-step guide to this handy D.I.Y. project.

 

Photo Credit: Lean Timms and Martin Roberts

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.