A full-fledged gardener will know just how important a garden trug is. It’s actually a harvest basket, considered as an essential garden accessory. It’s mostly used for carrying tools or freshly picked vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
There had been a lot of variations to the garden trug. But I still like the classic ones. I think they look charming, bringing a touch of country style inside our home. My husband knows this, of course. And for my birthday, instead of buying me a garden trug, he made me one.
Normally, a trug costs around USD30-50. My husband, on one hand, spent very little than that. Using reclaimed wood and some wood slats, he scored a deal. He said he made it in less than a day – and the finished product is gorgeous!
If you’re an avid gardener, or if you know someone who is one, this DIY garden trug is a perfect gift. It’s a basic build requiring basic woodworking skills.
- 1/2″ x 5″ x 4′ wood
- 3 pcs – 1.5″ x 1/4″ x 8′ wood
- Stain or Paint (optional)
- Rope (1/2” diameter, by 6’)
- Jig or band saw
- Drill and 9/16” bit
- Hammer or Nail Gun
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Do you want your own garden trug? Learn how to make one! Watch this video.