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by Beau Lyday $78.00
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Some tools you hide back in the shed once you’re done using them, so they don’t clutter up the garden. But this handcrafted tote box carries enough rustic charm that you might just find yourself leaving it out where people can see. Craftsman Beau Lyday builds each one from solid wood with faceted outer panels, and finishes them with durable milk paint, but he also understands that he is building a working tool. The crates are built for strength and long enough to carry tools or even potted plants in need of transplanting. The removable handle does double duty as a welded steel garden rake. Any tool needs occasional care, and this box maintains its appearance best if given an occasional rub of wax to resist stains and water spots. If cared for well, this crate might just carry you through years of gardening to come. Rake made in China; tote handmade in Valdese, North Carolina.



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Handmade
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Item ID
23713
Made from
milk paint, whitewood, welded steel
Measurements
21" L x 6" W x 15" H; Rake: 27" L x 2.5" W x 3" D
Notes
Care: wipe with a damp cloth. Milk paint will water spot if not waxed, apply pasted wax as needed.
  • the maker
Beau Lyday

Beau Lyday

Beau Lyday lives in an 1800's farmhouse in North Carolina. It was built by hand and has withstood the test of time. The patience and craftsmanship is remarkable and serves as his inspiration. "I let this spirit guide me in my work".

"With every piece I make I take my time. pondering over each piece of wood, figuring how best to cut it for its beauty and character. Using old-time skills I build my pieces to be long lasting, functional and pleasing".

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GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to secure (3)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Back yard (4)
  • Front yard (4)
  • Porch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3)

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5.0

Garden tote

By 

from Morton, Ill;.

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

    Dedliverd on time

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Daughter

    By 

    from San Diego

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

      Great unique gift for the woman/gardener who has everything

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great craftsmanship!

      By 

      from los angeles, ca

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attention to Detail
      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Of Assembly
      • Quality Of Materials
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

        My mom just received this and said it was "hands-down" the best piece of gardening equipment she has ever received. She is a stickler for detail, and noticed all the attention that went into this. Little things like the grain of the wood all going in the same direction and the end finishing of the wood blew her away. You can tell the craftsman who made this thought about all of these details and it shows in the final product. Thanks again for such a perfect gift!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great present for the gardern in your fa

        By 

        from methuen, ma

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

            This product has a simple but clever design. It is helpful when gardening, and even more when done gardening!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Well made product

            By 

            from sioux falls

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Well made

            Cons

            • Will Need To Be Maintain

            Best Uses

            • anywhere

            Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

            bought it as a gift for a friend that likes to garden

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            perfect for any gardener

            By 

            from WI

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

              Product is exactly what I had hoped for!! Quality product, beautifully constructed - so fun to give a gardener as a gift!! Thank you!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE

              By 

              from Annandale, VA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to use
              • Functional
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden
                • Porch

                Comments about GARDEN TOOL BOX TOTE:

                I purchased this for my wife as an auxiliary Anniversary gift. It sort of remineded me of an old carptenters tool box. She absolutly loves it. It is a very unique gift that would be used in her gardens. Not to big but big enough to carry her tools as well as flowers. Something that looks good and is very functional.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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                Q and A

                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                235votes, 51 comments

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Beau's design is an uncommon take on a classic design. Would you tote your garden tools in this beautiful wooden box?

                Melissa
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it!!! Can't wait until Christmas!

                Melissa
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it!!!

                Donna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This is not only a practical item for gardeners, but is a beautifully handcrafted piece designed with heart. Love the story behind the concept!

                mike
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love the handle idea very functional

                sarah
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                It's beautiful and practical!

                meg
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                this is genius! love it, beau!

                Amalie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love it! Every garderner needs one of these for it's utility as well as elegant nature. I think it could fit in with many different design aesthetics.

                mellanie

                I love this. Every gardener needs one. Who needs to garden? Kitchen, bedroom, family room - practical uses everywhere.

                stacie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                seems unwieldy and i wouldn't know until i held it.

                penny
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                your light is shining!

                BARBARA
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Can't lose your rake...love it!

                Matt
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Great work! I like the garden tool being used as the handle.

                jan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Great design!!! Small, functional and cute to boot!

                Cynthia
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I don't garden but this would look darling on my back porch at my mountain cabin filled with some plants. Love it!

                Amy

                I love the tool box tote it is functional and well designed.

                Doreen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love the design except, I can't tell whether the rake is permanently attached or it's meant to be used in the garden. If it's attached, I'd consider purchasing this. If it's not, I'm afraid I'd pick it up and the rake would spin.

                Patricia
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Fun and practical.

                connie l
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                That is a nice toolbox

                jo
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                like that the handle looks like it could be used in the dirt too. multi-purpose :)

                Carol
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it! It's beautiful and not 'cutesy.'

                Tanna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love the design! this would look great on my fireplace hearth or on the porch with pots of herbs.

                Ilene
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Ugh! Tha spade thingy looks menacing!

                Tanna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love the design and the handle gives it a unique touch!

                Elizabeth

                Simple and functional. Love it!

                Renee
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love this idea and the design makes me wish i was a gardener! unfortunate that I have black thumbs.

                Christine
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it! Great for the gardener!

                Kathy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Beautiful and functional.

                Diane

                I LOVE THIS, it is so unique, and useful, and so pretty. what a fabulous idea, making use of the rake for a handle. It's always so hard to carry the rake and the tool caddy, now it's all in one. Love it!

                Patty
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love this wooden tool box. I will keep it forever.

                Gerrie

                Like the classic style of the box.

                Lyndsey
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Clever and classic!

                Torie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                looks handy

                Joyce
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love the style and design. Very practical and useful.

                Marsha
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                lovely to look at, handy to use

                Debbie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very cleaver AND handy!

                josh
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                i think this is a wonderful idea.

                beau

                HI Doreen, The rake is not attached. This allows the tote to blance side to side no matter what yopu are toting. Thanks for the comment and vote

                beau

                Hi Jo, Yes the rake is a real tool with welded steel teeth and a wood handle. Just the right size for cultivating around small plants. beau

                beau

                Hi Ilene, Maybe a small hoe would work better for you. Thanks for the comment, beau

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Thanks for all the votes and comments, everyone! And, special thanks to the designer, Beau Lyday, for jumping in with the answers to some of those voter questions!

                Rhea

                It looks great.

                Sara
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It looks heavy even empty.

                aaron
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                feel like i have seen this many times before

                beau

                Hi Sara, The tote weighs less than 5 lbs, including the rake.

                YourWelcomeDoor

                Clever use for a handle, could be decorative or functional!

                pat
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                A today take on a yesterday item.

                Robyn
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Always the chance of hurting someone with those tines

                LYNN
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love the idea and the heart felt story behind it. Great Job.

                Sharon
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                The plan is great. To store all items you may need including seeds or bulbs. pack your box for the day and save the time of going in and out for what else I may need. It"s all in myn tool box.

                Nala

                Very nice, functional, dual purpose, and attractive. A great gift for any gardener.

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