How To Build an Outdoor Storage Cabinet

How large of an outdoor storage cabinet that you are needing will determine how many supplies are going to be needed to make your outdoor storage cabinet. If you follow these directions then you will have an area to store your rakes and shovels and other gardening supplies.

Supplies:

  • Plywood measuring 6 feet in height and 2 feet in width. You will need 3 of these. One will remain whole while the others will be cut in half. You will want to cut these in half width wise not height wise. You will be creating a outdoor storage unit that is 6 feet tall.
  • Plywood for top and bottom that will measure 2 feet by 1 foot which will be the top and bottom of your outdoor storage cabinet.
  • Screws
  • 9 2x4x6 pieces of lumber
  • 4-2x4x2'
  • 4-2x4x1'
  • Plywood 2'x1'

Step One: Cut the top and bottom out for the outdoor storage cabinet. You will need to have bought a smaller piece of plywood for this aside from the other pieces of plywood. Once you have them cut out you will need to move onto the next step in building your outdoor storage cabinet.

Step Two: Attach the 2x4x6 to the sides and back and front of your storage cabinet. One should be in each corner on both sides to create a L shape and two will need to go in the front to use as added support for your doors. Once you have done this you will need to attach the top to the posts that you screwed into your outdoor storage cabinet frame.

Step Three: Attach your plywood to the outside of the frame on the sides and the back. This will be the back and sides of your outdoor storage cabinet. Once you have done this you will need to create the doors of your outdoor storage cabinet. You will need to attach 4 hinges, two on each door and attach them to the 2x4x6's that are in place. Once you have done this you will need to move onto the next step.

Step Four: With the doors open, you will need to step into your outdoor storage cabinet to add the supports to go around the top and bottom. This will box the inside supports that will allow your outdoor storage cabinet added support for when the wind starts blowing and the weather is bad. You will need to have a 2x4x2 for the top and bottom for the front and the back. Plus you will need to have 4 2x4x1 for the top and bottom for the inside of the outdoor storage cabinet. You will need to attach these as supports around the top and bottom. Once this is done you have completed a outdoor storage cabinet.

This will be perfect for use as an outdoor storage cabinet that will be able to hold all of your gardening needs such as shovels and rakes. The best place for you to put this is in a area that will not get much moisture from the rain. This will help to protect it from ruining it.

 

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