Building a wooden crate provides an effective way for a gardener to store her tools, save money, and provide motivation. A simple do-it-yourself task gives any gardener the satisfaction of knowing that she did it herself and gives her a confidence boost. Overcoming any obstacle in a garden is possible with a little hard work.
Glue the three 1-by-3-by-19 10/16-inch pieces together side-by-side. Glue one piece of 1-by-2-by-19 10/16-inch pinewood on each end. Five pieces of pinewood should be glued together side-by-side. This will be the top of the crate.
Glue two of the 1-by-2-by-12 9/16-inch-long pinewood pieces 2¼ inches from each end of the top. Reinforce with 1-inch nails and a hammer.
Flip the top over. Glue two of the 1-by-2 by-9 3/4-inch-long pinewood pieces 1/2 inch from each end of the top. Reinforce with 1-inch nails.
Glue the three 1-by-4-by-18-inch-long pieces and one 1-by-3-by-18-inch-long piece together side-by-side. Keep the 1-by-3-by-18-inch-long piece on the inside. This will be the bottom of the crate.
Glue the two remaining 1-by-2-by-12 9/16-inch-long pieces on top of each end. Reinforce with 1-inch nails.
Glue together two of the 1-by-4-by-11 1/4-inch-long pieces. Do the same for the other two 1-by-4-by-11 1/4-inch-long pieces. These will be the end panels.
Glue the 1-by-2-by-6 11/16-inch-long pieces on the top ends of the end panels. Reinforce with 1-inch nails.
Glue together two of the 1-by-4-by-19 10/16-inch long pieces. Do the same for the other two 1-by-4-by-19 10/16-inch-long pieces. These will be the side panels of the crate.
Glue the 1-by-2-by 6 1/16-inch-long pieces on the top ends of the side panels. Reinforce with 1-inch nails.
Glue the side panels and end panels to the flat end of the bottom panel. Reinforce with 1-inch nails.