DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

22 June
It never fails.

I'll be working in my yard in the area farthest away from where my garden tools are stored and I'll need a certain tool... so I walk all the way back to where my tools are located, pick out the one I need, make my way back to where I was working, and then realize I need a different tool now.

Does that happen to you too?

If so, then I've got the perfect solution for you and it's an easy DIY project and cute too!

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

After this happened to me way more than I'd like to admit, I decided I needed my frequently used garden hand tools in a central location to avoid all this unneeded frustration... and exercise!

Here is what you'll need if you'd like to recreate this project.
Supplies Needed:
  • An old mailbox
  • A 4x4 post
  • A Scrap of 2" x 4"
  • A scrap of 3/4" plywood
  • Screws
  • Concrete mix

I am repurposing an old mailbox that I found when I went on my first-ever Vintage Picking trip!

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

Here is how to make a mailbox garden tool storage area:

Step 1. Create the mailbox post.

Cut the 4" x 4" post to the height you want your mailbox to be adding about a foot for the portion that will be in the ground (mine is about waist high).

Determine where you want your mailbox to be and dig a hole for the post. I decided to put mine next to my new garden shed.

Mix up enough concrete to fill the hole, pour the concrete around the post, and then check to make sure it is level in all directions.

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

Step 2. Mount the mailbox.

NOTE: If you are using a new mailbox, you may not need to do this step.

Cut a scrap of 3/4" plywood to fit the bottom measurement of the mailbox. This will create a little platform for the mailbox to rest on. Make sure it fits just inside the indented area at the bottom of the mailbox.

Cut a scrap of 2x4 using a miter saw (or hand saw to cut the wood at an angle) to fit under the front of the mailbox. It will be secured to the 4" x 4" and to the wood platform that the mailbox will sit on. 

Attach all the pieces together by first screwing the platform to the top of the 4x4 with a couple of wood screws. Next, screw the 2x4 into place through the top of the platform and then through the 2x4 into the 4x4 from the front.  Finally, secure the mailbox to the plywood by screwing it into the wood platform from the outside edges of the mailbox. There should be pre-drilled holes.

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

Step 3. Put your tools inside.

I picked out the garden hand tools I use the most along with some gloves.

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

Now you can just open the mailbox and grab what you need without having to go back and forth!

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

I love this in my yard, it's another little detail that makes me smile 😊

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage

What do you think? Would you make one of these for your yard?

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DIY Mailbox Garden Tool Storage
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  1. Sweet and practical is a great combo:) Pinning so I can make one too!

  2. I have seen this idea before and thought it was genius! I love your vintage mailbox with the flap though as it has character! Cute and convenient...:) You have been one busy lady this summer! It sure has paid off too...your yard looks fabulous!

    Blessings, Vicky

  3. that is absolutely ADORABLE and such a great idea.... I also would love one of those mail boxes for my home since they are so nostagic

  4. Tania, I love this clever idea! My backyard needs one of these and it's now been added to my Summer To Do List. Thanks for the awesome idea :) Pinned

  5. Glad you like it Marie! I trust you'll do a post about yours when you get to it!! ;o)



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