When purchasing wood from a home-supply store or lumberyard, note that the stated, or nominal, measurements will be slightly larger than the actual measurements. (The larger number reflects the presanded size; what you’re buying is already sanded.) For example, a 1-by-2-inch board is actually 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches, and a 1-by-12-inch board is really 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches. We’ve included the nominal measurements in our illustrations and materials list so that you’ll know what to look for when you go shopping.
A corner bin crafted from a piece of wood cut to fit at an angle holds unwieldy supplies such as bamboo stakes, burlap, hardware cloth, and chicken wire. Bungee cords attached to the wall with screw eyes rein it all in.
This angled wooden bin creates storage space for stakes, long-handled garden tools, rolls of wire mesh, and other garden materials.
Note: We chose to miter the edges of the boards so that they would sit flush against the walls. (You’ll see this reflected in the illustration in the 2 front panels, as well as in the 2 interior edges of the H-shaped piece.) Although this extra step isn’t necessary, the angles make for a cleaner look and allow you to drill screws directly into the wall, eliminating the need for L brackets. (You’ll need 8 more 1 1/2-inch screws, one for each corner on the front panels.) To make these angled cuts, use a table saw.