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DIY Rustic Tool Caddy Planter

June 14, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there friends! “Scrap Wood Scott” here and back again with another scrap wood project! Today I’m sharing plans for this cute little DIY Rustic Tool Caddy Planter!

diy tool caddy planter finished 1

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Have you seen tool boxes or tool caddies upcycled into planters? I LOVE those things! A tool caddy was my inspiration for this DIY rustic tool caddy planter. I wanted a way to use some scraps and thought a little planter would be the perfect way to do it.

diy tool caddy planter finished 2

I had some cedar leftover from another project. Be careful working with cedar. Some people, like me, are allergic to cedar dust. I decided to face the rough side of the wood out for a rustic look. To continue the rustic look, rather than use a wood handle, I opted for some sisal rope.

diy tool caddy planter install rope

I also love succulents and that’s how I chose to fill my DIY tool caddy planter. Annuals, herbs or maybe even some salad greens would also be a good choice. Wouldn’t this make an easy gift? It would make a great birthday gift, coworker gift or even a gift welcoming new peeps to the neighborhood.

diy tool caddy planter outside

Plus, this would make a great last minute gift. I bet you could put this together in an hour. Don’t rush it though… safety first! Let’s get building!

DIY Rustic Tool Caddy Planter Plan

Printed Plan
Click here to download a PDF of the DIY Rustic Tool Caddy Planter plan

Supplies
1×4 – 60″ total
1-1/4″ finish nails
Elmer’s Wood Glue Max Interior/Exterior
1/4″ sisal rope – approximately 18″
Succulents, annuals, herbs, etc.
Soil

Tools
Stanley FatMax Tape Measure
Miter saw
Hammer or nail gun
DEWALT Drill
3/8″ Forstner bit
Kreg Multi-Mark

Step 1. Cut the Sides. Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 10-1/2″. Set the Kreg Multi-Mark to 1-1/8″ and make a mark on each side to indicate where to cut the angles to from the top. Use those marks to cut a 60 degree angle on each side.

diy tool caddy angle detail

Step 2. Drill Holes for the Rope. Set the Kreg Multi-Mark to 1″, place on the top edge (where you just cut the angles) and make a mark. Next set the Kreg Multi-Mark to 1-3/4″ and mark the center.

diy tool caddy planter step 1a

Drill a hole with a 3/8″ Forstner bit. Repeat for the other side.

diy tool caddy planter step 1b

Step 3. Cut the Bottom. Cut 1 piece of 1×4 to 12″. Drill several holes in the bottom for drainage.

diy tool caddy planter bottom

Step 4. Attach the Sides to Bottom. Apply glue to one end of the bottom, position side so it’s flush with the bottom and attach using 1-1/4″ finish nails. Repeat for the other side.

diy tool caddy planter attach side to bottom

Step 5. Cut the Front and Back. Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 13-1/2″.

Step 6. Attach Front and Back. Place the front so the sides and bottom are flush. Make a mark where the top intersects with the sides. Remove the front, apply glue below your marks and across the bottom.

diy tool caddy planter attach front to sides 1

Replace the front making sure the sides and bottom are flush and attach using 1-1/4″ finish nails. Repeat for the back.

diy tool caddy planter attach front to sides 2

Step 7. Attach the Handle. Cut a piece of sisal rope approximately 18″, push through the hole on one side and tie a knot. Push the other end through the remaining hole, adjust to the desired length and tie a knot.

diy tool caddy planter install rope

All that’s left is to fill the planter. I placed a piece of window screen over the holes to prevent the soil from washing out. You could also use some rocks that are a little larger than the hole.

diy tool caddy planter screen

Fill the planter, water and admire your DIY rustic tool caddy planter!

diy tool caddy planter succulents


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