99+ toolboxes, plus how to build a reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter!

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

How to build a reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #84

Theme – your homemade toolboxes

If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific.

This weekend’s theme:

~ homemade toolboxes ~
How to make your own reclaimed wood toolbox / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Why I love toolboxes

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I personally love collecting antique toolboxes of all kinds, whether it be rusty metal, or a quaint homespun one out of wood.

They can just be used for so many things! Planters, organizing your home decor, etc.

Here’s a collection of all my toolbox posts HERE

Pretty limitless, right?!

But did you know it’s super easy to build a wooden toolbox yourself?

This post is going to share how I built an entire toolbox with 1 long picket board plus a twisty branch… with a toolbox link up below to see many others! Fun!

Anyway, this reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter is perfect for beginner builders as it couldn’t be simpler to do.

Here’s how…

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How to build a reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter

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Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

Supplies I used:

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1 long authentic reclaimed wood picket plank from a fence. (measured approx 5.5″ wide x 5′ long. (front / back / sides)

1 same sized board unpainted. (for the bottom)

1 twisty branch

Miter saw

Palm sander

Cordless drill and screws

Flowers picked from the yard (or you can use faux flowers)

Mason jars to hold water


Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

How-to:

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1.  Using one long board (or boards of all the same width:)

Cut a bottom and two sides to the identical length.
Cut two sides and angle both tops like a picket at a 45 degree angle.

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

2. Dry-fit them to make sure cuts are accurate.

Looking cute already!

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

3. Predrill holes, then use screws to join all the wood pieces together.

4. Select a branch of choice that exceeds the total width of your toolbox.

5. If branch is small enough, drill two small holes into both sides, then insert the branch.

6. If branch is thick, hold the branch how it will sit on the toolbox, then mark where to make the straight cuts.

Cut both sides, and attach with screws from the outside of the sides.

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters
7. Place jars of water inside the toolbox, then fill up with fresh cut flowers of choice and cover the jars with spanish moss.

Or use the picket toolbox for home decor to store anything desired!

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

Isn’t the moss pretty hanging slightly over the sides?

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

The finished toolbox

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I’ve styled my toolbox with fresh cut perennial flowers from the garden. Isn’t it pretty? And easy to change out as desired too!

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

And no need to water. They’re already getting watered! Right, Teddy?

flower filled reclaimed wood toolbox planter / funkyjunkinteriors.net

I personally love how this wiggly branch travels over the flowers then back down again.

flower filled reclaimed wood toolbox planter / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Pretty sweet, right? And simple too!

Learn how to build this easy reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter with 1 board! An easy build, complete with a whimsical branch handle! Click for full tutorial. #toolbox #flowers #planters

BIG impact for one little space! 

Think you’ll try building one too?


drill handled reclaimed wood toolbox / funkyjunkinteriors.net

 For the entire Toolbox Workshop:

Part 1 – inspiration

Part 2 – how to build one

Check out this adorable mini toolbox HERE

Here’s a collection of all my toolbox posts HERE

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40 thoughts on “99+ toolboxes, plus how to build a reclaimed wood picket toolbox planter!

  1. You make Saturday Night’s so great for an old married lady! I just love coming here and seeing all the great ideas! Love your tool box. Tomorrow, I am going to find me some wood laying around and make one! I really am!

  2. Donna, what wonderful inspriation you’ve shared today. I love all the funky handles you did. The flowers too, are just gorgeous. Thank you for allowing me to join in the fun, xxx

  3. Donna, so wish I had a tool box post to share with you tonight, I have them all over my house! Just didn’t get to pulling that one together, I love them for just about everything. My hubby has made a few as well. Both of the ones that you made are fabulous. My to-do for this summer includes making one myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care, Laura

  4. I didn’t get to make one of your cute toolboxes but I’m glad you included ones we’ve purchased. Now I get to link up too. I can’t wait to see what all people do with toolboxes. I have a couple and love them. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Hi donna! I’m a new follower but another follower steered me to your blog with your gate tutorial. she must have had something similar (it’s been awhile) and she said I had to check out your projects. I’m in love! I can’t stop clicking! Anyway, i just finished my gate version from your directions. I will be posting in a few days and I will link back to you! I like mine, but when I see yours I love it!

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

    http://imnotatrophywife.com

  6. Yay! I finally get to show off what I’ve been playing with for a couple of weeks 🙂 This was the most awesome tutorial and project to get people to try to make, and then link up – thanks Donna!

    Love your colorful and vintage inspired totes – you are the master.

    Jill @ JunkyVagabond

  7. Love your cute toolbox..
    Thanks for hosting each and every week. You are such a busy lady..I do hope you will come over and see MY sign/story table. I am proud…
    How long does it take to get mail from the states? I am so anxious for you to get the magazine.

  8. Hi Donna I am a new follower to your wonderful blog and I just love all the inspiration and great ideas you get from it! I love the tool box idea. I have my dad’s tool box that he made and he’s no longer with us. After seeing these beauties I’ll be pulling that out of the garage this week and working some magic on it! It will be a nice reminder of him everytime I look at it! Have a great weekend, Martina

  9. Hi Donna,

    Your tool box is so charming! You only made it in
    ten minutes, Wow!
    I didn’t make mine. I have had it for a few years now. It has served many different purposes!
    Thank you, for Hosting the SNS Party!
    All the best,
    Christine

  10. The tutorials for the toolboxes were great. I think I am going to give it a try. In the meantime….I found a little tote that I dressed up for the party.
    Jane

  11. Thank you so much for hosting this every week and for letting me join. I love your blog, your parties and your ideas. Hope you are having a fun weekend. Come say hi!

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

  12. New follower, I love the tool box planter, thanks for the instructions! Oh, so cute your kitty! Also just to let you know your linky party is easy to sign up for, thanks

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