DIY Yard Tool Rack

Get your garden tools organized with this DIY yard tool rack. This wall-mounted organizer is easy to customize for your tools and has a large storage shelf.

Get your garden tools organized with this DIY yard tool rack. This wall-mounted organizer is easy to customize for your tools and has a large storage shelf.

Wall-Mounted DIY Yard Tool Rack with Storage

Are your lawn tools scattered across your garage or shed? Are you tired of tripping over that string trimmer? Have you lost the battery for your leaf blower again? Can’t find the extra string for your weed whacker?

Get your garden tools organized with this DIY yard tool rack. It’s easy to make with a few simple cuts and a few common woodworking tools.

Use this wall-mounted organizer to hang lawn tools in your garage or store tools in your shed.

You can customize the hangers to fit your tools. Use the large storage shelf to organize battery chargers and batteries, extra weed whacker string, extension cords, garden gloves, and more.

The free plan includes all of the measurements and detailed step-by-step instructions. Get the free plan now and build one today.

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Inspiration for This Project

My garden tools were a disorganized mess. There was a string trimmer propped up in a corner over there. I just tripped over the leaf blower for the third time. And who knows where the extra weed whacker string is. Guess I’ll have to stop everything and search for it AGAIN!

I was tired of my garage being a disaster zone, so I designed this wall-mounted yard tool organizer. It’s the perfect way to organize lawn tools in a garage or shed.

Up top, there is a large storage shelf to organize battery chargers and batteries, extra weed whacker string, extension cords, garden gloves, and more.

Below are five hangers you can customize to fit lawn tools like a weed whacker, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and more.

Wall-mounted DIY yard tool rack with lawn tools and supplies
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What Garden Tools Can You Organize?

On the customizable hangers, you can store:

  • Weed whacker
  • Leaf blower
  • Hedge trimmer
  • And more

On the large storage shelf, you can store:

  • Battery chargers and batteries
  • Extra weed whacker string
  • 2-Stroke Oil
  • Extension cord
  • Garden gloves
  • Pruners
  • And more
Shelf of a DIY yard tool rack filled with lawn tool supplies
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What Tools Do You Need to Make a DIY Yard Tool Rack?

This storage organizer is a simple weekend project. It’s easy to make with some basic woodworking skills and just a few common woodworking tools.

Tools like a miter saw, pocket hole jig, and a drill. 

Miter Saw

I used a miter saw to cut all of the parts to length for this project.

Related: 7 Miter Saw Tricks Every DIYer Should Know

Pocket Hole Jig

We can use any pocket hole jig to drill the pocket holes for this project. I used the Kreg Jig 320  and the Kreg Jig K5 to drill the pocket holes for my yard tool organizer. The Kreg Jig K5 is no longer available. The Kreg Jig 720PRO has replaced it. 

Related: 9 Pocket Hole Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Drill

I used a drill to make the pocket holes and countersink holes. I also used the drill to drive the pocket screws and wood screws that join the pieces together.

Related: How to Use a Countersink Bit

It’s handy to have a right angle drill attachment. It could be tricky to reach the top mounting holes on the hangers with a traditional driver.

A right angle drill attachment is the perfect tool to drill in a tight spot or to drive screws in hard-to-reach places.

Related: How to Screw in Hard-to-Reach Places

Hand removing a string trimmer from a wall-mounted DIY yard tool rack
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What Wood Should You Use?

I used pieces of pine 1×2s, 1×3s, 1×4s, 1×6s, and 2×4s to build my organizer.

I purchased the pine at my local home improvement store.

Related: Beginner’s Guide to Wood Sizes

Yard tools organized in a wood DIY lawn tool rack
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How Do You Finish the Rack?

You could finish this yard tool organizer in a variety of ways. It could be left natural, painted, etc. I chose to leave my project natural.

Leaf blower in a wood DIY lawn tool storage rack
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How Do You Hang the Rack on the Wall?

This yard tool rack could be attached to the studs or attached to the wall with a french cleat.

Attach the Rack to the Studs

First, use a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. Then, position the rack over the studs and use a level to make sure the rack is level. Next, drill countersink holes through the top rail into the studs. Attach the rack to the wall with 2-½” wood screws.

Attach the Rack to the Wall with a French Cleat

Cut a french cleat the length of the rack. Attach one part of the cleat to the back of the rack and the second part of the cleat to the wall. Also, attach a piece of material the thickness of the cleat to the bottom of the rack. Adding a piece to the bottom will make the rack stand straight up and down on the wall. 

Then, hook the rack on the french cleat.

Related: How to Make a French Cleat

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DIY Yard Tool Rack

Printed Plan

  • Get the FREE plan here (includes detailed instructions, measurements, and bonus tips).

Supplies

Tools

Step 1. Make the Shelf

Cut 3 pieces of wood to length. Two pieces will be used to make the shelf panel, and the other piece will be used for the back of the shelf. Apply glue and clamp to form a panel.

Clamping wood boards to make a shelf for a DIY yard tool storage rack

When the glue is dry, use the diagram in the printed plan to drill pocket holes in each end.

Related: How to Use a Kreg Jig

For the back of the shelf, use the diagram in the printed plan to drill pocket holes in each end and along one edge.

Apply glue, position on the shelf, and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” pocket screws.

Using a drill to attach the back on a DIY lawn tool rack

Step 2. Make the Sides

Cut 4 pieces of wood to length for the sides. Then use the diagram in the printed plan to cut a 45-degree angle on one end.

📝 NOTE: These pieces are small. Please use caution.

Apply glue and clamp to form the side. Repeat for the remaining pieces.

Clamping the side of a DIY lawn tool storage rack

Step 3. Assemble the Rack

Position the shelf on the sides and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” pocket screws.

Using a drill to attach the side of a DIY garden tool rack

Cut 1 piece of wood to length for the bottom rail and drill pocket holes on each end.

Apply glue, position at the top of the rack, and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” pocket screws.

Using a drill to attach the bottom rail of  a DIY garden tool storage rack

Step 4. Make the Hangers

Cut 10 pieces of wood to length. Use the diagram in the printed plan to mark the location for countersink holes.

IMPORTANT: Make 5 left and 5 right pieces.

Marking the locations for countersink holes on a DIY yard tool rack

Next, use an awl to make a starting point for the drill.

Related: What is an Awl? (and How to Use It)

Then, use a countersink bit to drill a hole at each mark.

Related: How to Use a Countersink Bit

Drilling countersink holes on a DIY yard tool storage rack

Cut 10 pieces of wood to length. Then use the diagram in the printed plan to cut a 45-degree angle.

Apply glue and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” wood screws.

Using a drill to join wood pieces for a DIY lawn tool rack

To fit the bracket to the tool, first, I placed a scrap piece of wood on my workbench.

Then, I placed the tool on the scrap wood.

I placed a hanger on either side of the tool. I measured the distance between the hangers and added an ⅛” for clearance.

Measuring a tool for a DIY lawn tool storage rack

I cut the hanger connector to that measurement and drilled pocket holes on the back.

On the opposite side, I used a straightedge from corner to corner to locate the center. I used an awl to make a starting point for the drill.

Marking the center of a bracket for DIY garden tool rack

Then, I used a countersink bit to drill a hole in the center.

Position the hanger connector on the hangers and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” wood screws.

Driving screws to join a bracket for a DIY garden tool storage rack

Step 5. Attach the Hangers

Position the hangers on the rail and attach using 1-¼” wood screws.


Step 6. Hang the Yard Tool Rack

See How Do You Hang The Rack on the Wall? for more information.


Video: How to Make a DIY Yard Tool Rack



Final Thoughts

This wall-mounted yard tool rack is the perfect way to organize lawn tools in your garage or shed. You can customize the hangers to fit your tools. Use the large storage shelf to organize battery chargers and batteries, extra weed whacker string, extension cords, garden gloves, and more.

Get the free plan (including the detailed instructions and measurements) now!

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7 Comments

  1. Always good project, and I especially like the free plans. Thanks for sharing your artistic and practical ideas.

    1. You’re welcome, Bart. I’m glad you like the project, and thank you for the compliments.

  2. I was looking at my shed this past weekend and was brainstorming better ways to store my yard equipment. These plans are a great start! Thank you. You deserve a cup of coffee or two for sharing. 🙂

  3. Sir, I am really anxious to give this a try. Plans are well designed and look to easy to follow. Thanks

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