Cedar Garden Tote Plan

Cedar Garden Tote Plan

My wife loves gardening and I love making her things, so this garden tote was a great quick project that gave me something to build and leave her with something she could use when gardening. It was made out of a couple of cedar fence pickets that I bought from Home Depot for $1.54 each.

$5 Garden Tote $5 Garden Tote

It was very simple to make and really only had three different sized pieces (plus the handle).
Garden Tote

Materials needed for the Garden Tote:

Cut List:

  • 7  pieces 12 1/2″ long
  • 2 pieces 16 1/2″ long for the long sides
  • 2 pieces 13″ long for the handles
  • 1 wooden dowel to fit (mine was 17 3/4″)


  1. Cut all the pieces to length as described in the cut list. I rounded off one end of each of the two handle supports for aesthetics

Garden Tote step 2

  1. Screw the ends onto the long sides making sure you get them square

Garden Tote step 3

  1. Screw one bottom board onto either end of the box

Garden Tote step 4

  1. Spread the three remaining bottom pieces out evenly and screw in

Garden Tote step 5

  1. Attach the two 13″ tall handle side pieces and finally

Garden Tote

  1. Measure the gap between the two handle sides and cut the dowel to fit. Then screw through the handle supports into the dowel

Project Type: Outdoor

Estimated Cost: $5


Hopefully yours turns out as useful as mine has.