DIY Garden Trug (Harvest Basket)

These are essential accessories for every gardener.
These are essential accessories for every gardener.

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.

Why buy when you can make one?
Why buy when you can make 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.

Materials:

  • 1/2″ x 5″ x 4′ wood
  • 3 pcs – 1.5″ x 1/4″ x 8′ wood
  • Nails
  • Glue
  • Stain or Paint (optional)
  • Rope (1/2” diameter, by 6’)

Tools:

  • Jig or band saw
  • Drill and 9/16” bit
  • Hammer or Nail Gun
  • Sander

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Do you want your own garden trug? Learn how to make one! Watch this video.

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