Assemble the garden box
Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden with this small storage house. It only takes a few hours to build, and costs $35 if you use pine or $70 for the rough-sawn cedar we used.
Cut flat, dry 1x12s to the lengths in the Cutting List, available in Additional Information, below. Nail and glue the sides, base and back together, then attach the rafters and gables.
Fasten the shorter roof panel on one side, leaving 7/8-in. overhangs in the front and back. Caulk the top edge, then nail the long panel on.
Cut the hinge mortises into the door and side and hang the door. Stain or paint the wood inside and out to seal it. Use green branches for the handle, nailing them in place.
Figure A: Garden Box Details
Cut all the parts from an 8-ft. 1x12.Figure A, a Cutting List and a Materials List are available in pdf format in Additional Information below.