Tool tower (for the garden)

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Project by mafe posted 05-03-2011 11:55 PM 2798 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool tower
for the garden.

When your garden is app. 6×4 meters, storage of your garden tools can be a real challenge…
And when you also want a little green house on top you really need to be creative.
My solution was to make two little towers, one for greenhouse and one for tool storage.

I finished the green tower last year, so this year it was the time for the tool tower.
Used the structure from the green tower, only added boards on the outside.

1. The two towers.
2. New order, so wonderful.
3. I could even use my drawing and calculations from last time.
4. Making the roof.
5. Turned two little top tulips.
6. Just build.

Turning some tower top tulips.

I hope this could be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 12:08 AM

Very practical Mads. The tools are right there when you need them.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 01:29 AM

nice look mads

definitely adds an interest to the garden too
without distracting

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-04-2011 01:46 AM

Neat idea Mads. Now you have me thinking about another project. Thanks

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#4 posted 05-04-2011 03:16 AM

Now I like that…unfortunately, where I live, displaying your stuff is like asking someone to steal it. I may try that…in 4” concrete!8-O

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#5 posted 05-04-2011 03:48 AM

Wow. Those dutch telephone cabins look great in the garden!!

I ´ll borrow you an idea

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 11:52 AM

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#7 posted 05-04-2011 12:05 PM

The perfect solution for a small garden Mads. It fits in very well. I wouldn’t mind trading your garden for mine right now. The size of yours sounds just about right for a woodworker!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 05-04-2011 12:24 PM

Yeah, and your harden is the size of my flat =o
Pallet wood, I guess? ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#9 posted 05-04-2011 12:38 PM

nice add to make a new house for the Qeens soldier on the other side of the stairs :-)
are you going to paint it red too…..... LOL

looking good Mads

take care

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 01:55 PM

What a nice little greentower :)

It’s a good idea to cut your diagonal cross brace into your horizontal so that the door is not going to hang.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 02:12 PM

Hi Mads. Nice storage tower. It is a amazing how fast storage places fill up.
The two pieces give balance to the stairs!!
In the last picture, is that round thing on the bottom step at the bottom a kerosene light for the road?
I have not see one of those since I was a kid.
Good job, my friend…...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 05-04-2011 10:34 PM

Great thinking Mafe. It takes little space and holds, from what I see, a lot.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 05-07-2011 08:55 PM


It looks like a wee phone box for a shy superman. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 04:03 PM

You’ve given me an idea for my own now… I needed another project idea!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 04:04 PM

I just bought one of these, fearing the building process. I wish I had built mine instead. It’s very charming.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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