MOTHER's Homemade Garden Toolshed

Build MOTHER's homemade garden toolshed. A central location and a few special features are the keys to this structure's usefulness, including construction, building tips, photos, cross-sectional diagram and finishing touches.



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The real key to our shed's usefulness, though, is its location: a high-traffic area at the west end of the house, close to the kitchen door and against an otherwise unused wall.
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Diagram: Cross-sectional view of MOTHER's homemade toolshed.
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Toolshed cleaning tools 1
Caring for garden tools in three steps: [1] Caked earth is removed with a wooden scraper.
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Caring for garden tools in three steps: [3] The tool is plunged into a mixture of sand and vegetable oil to prevent rust.
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Toolshed cleaning tools 2
Caring for garden tools in three steps: [2] The implement is scrubbed clean in the barrel bin with a brush.
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