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June 03, 8:43 PM [GMT -5]

Grate project. I also made mine wider,72". Painted the supports and inner shelf cut outs orange. Haven't installed ithe safety chains...trying to figure something more elegant then hanging chains. Thanks for the project!

May 21, 2:20 PM [GMT -5]

I built this very same project several years ago from directions provided by Handyman Magazine, and I have used this rack successfuly ever since. I have added hooks underneath to hold other items such as yard blowers, etc. I have had many people admire my handy work (and believe me, I am no carpenter).


May 21, 12:44 PM [GMT -5]

Takes up to much wall space

March 19, 8:09 PM [GMT -5]

I like this shovel rack quite a bit. In fact, when I moved it was definitely coming with me.

Recommend making it a bit longer than the picture suggests and with less slots for tools. I would consider making as long as 72 inches with 4 inches per side for the overhang. The plans here are a little too crowded for the wider items such as rakes and pitchforks. I used 4.5 inch lag bolts to attach to the wall and I used a piece of MDF for the top shelf. I did attach small chains on the front of each slot that are perfect for keeping everything in place. Very nice design and will hold all of my tools. One last finsihing touch would be to cut the corners on the back 2x6 to make it look just a little nicer. Every person that has been in my garage asks about this garden tool rack.

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