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by Beau Lyday $78.00
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  • the story

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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
Exclusive
Community Voted
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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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
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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
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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
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Very cleaver AND handy!

josh
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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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