Thursday, June 9, 2016

Building a Wooden Grill Tool Caddy at Home Depot Ladies Night

When my friend invited me to a ladies night Do-it-Herself workshop at Home Depot a few months ago, I immediately said "Yes!"  I was surprised I had not heard of it before, since we make a trip to Home Depot literally every week for something on our renovation list.  This month the project was a wooden tool caddy.
The finished Tool Caddy

If you have not heard of it, ladies night happens every third Thursday of the month and you get hands-on experience with working with tools and making a wood project.  There are also snacks, door prizes, and free gifts; they also raffle off the finished project to one of the lucky ladies.  You can choose to purchase your supplies before hand and make your own project at the workshop, which is what my friend and I did this month.
Free gifts:  Washi tape and Glue Sticks
The workshop begins at 6:30, but we arrived a little early in order to start getting our pieces cut for the tool caddy.  We were able to use a jigsaw (one of my faves), chop saw, and finish nail gun.  I was familiar with all of these tools, but if you are not, it is a great way to try them with assistance, which I think is less intimidating.  The great thing about this class is that it is led by women, so I feel like it is easier to ask questions without feeling silly.
Sawing the pieces for the sides of the box

We glued the pieces before nailing

Nailing the pieces together

Cutting the dowels for the handles
This project was one of the more complex ones we have done, just because of the number of cuts and nailing all the pieces together, but I feel like I could have made this by myself at home.  I painted it with the clear Thompon's WaterSeal and am using it to hold my gardening tools and gloves.


Next month they are making a Beverage Cart, which if you follow me on Pinterest, you know I have been saving ideas to make one of these for our pool area.  Stay tuned to see how it turns out!

If you are interested, check your local Home Depot to see what DIY workshops they offer.  Let me know if you have ever attended one of these Do-it-Herself workshops and what you made!

14 comments:

  1. Oooh how neat! I had no idea that Home Depot does this! I would love to attend one one of these days - go outside my box :)

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    1. I am not sure if they all do, but you should definitely check! It is so fun!

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  2. I really like that beverage cart! I have heard of these but never attended.

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    1. You will have to go with us sometime Melanie! I cannot wait to make the beverage cart!

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  3. This looks like such a fun girls' night. I'll have to look into this in my area.

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    1. Its a blast! I hope your areas offers one!

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  4. Wish I lived in the States & could take part in something like that! That's amazing, hon! Glad you had a fab time <3
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thanks hon! I wish you could come with me! we would have a blast!

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  5. love it! how fun to make one of these wooden grill tool caddys to use for decoration or for 'work'!

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  6. I love this! There is so much you could use this for. I've never done any of the workshops at Home Depot, but I'd love to check it out!

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    1. I agree! I was trying to decide how I wanted to use it. I have another one that I use to display flowers and jars in my home. You should definitely attend one of these workshops if you get the chance!

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