Country Lore: Nifty Tool Holder

Don't throw those leftover fencing materials away! Recycle them, and make a tool holder.


| February/March 2006



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Fencing materials can be used for more than fencing.


PHOTO: CHARLES MCKELLEY

When you complete a fencing project, it is always a challenge to find a use for the fencing material left at the end of a roll. I was about to tuck a small roll of vinyl-covered fencing into a corner of the garden shed, when I realized that it could be used to store small garden tools.

I loosely stapled some of the 2-by-3-inch mesh fencing to the inside of the shed door frames. To store trowels and similar tools, I just poke the handles through the mesh. I used vinyl-covered garden wire to make hooks to hang items that won't fit into the mesh.

Charles McKelley
Leander, Texas





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