Friday, May 15, 2015

Drywall Hoist/Lifter Now Available

The Tool Shed now has a drywall and panel lifter available for borrowing. This is exactly the kind of tool that the shed was created for: something you need once and then never use again.

If you're not familiar with this tool, it's designed to hold sheets of drywall in place for you while you fasten them to the studs. Some basic directions are here.

If you'd like to borrow the drywall hoist, make a request to us on neighborgoods.net.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gardening Tools at the Tool Shed

Could you use a wheelbarrow for your next project? A 75-foot garden hose? A garden claw, to loosen up some compacted Mount Rainier clay soil? There's a lot available for spring yard work at the Tool Shed: hoes, rakes, shovels, pruning shears, and more:

You can search through all the tools by visiting http://neighborgoods.net/groups/toolshed and clicking on "Inventory." All are available free after a $5 charge to join the Tool Shed for the year.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

We're Coming Out of Hibernation!

As of March 1, the Tool Shed will be open for the season. So if you need a lawnmower, pruning shears, caulk gun, bolt cutters, wheelbarrow, or any of 120 other hand and power tools, you're in luck! If you're a Mount Rainier resident, you can borrow them free of charge from the Tool Shed.

On Sunday, March 8, the volunteers who make the Tool Shed happen will be on hand from noon until 3pm. Stop on by and say hello, meet the tools, ask any questions you have about how it works over light refreshments. We'll be in the backyard of the Tool Shed building at 3601 Bunker Hill Road (down the street from Glut - the same building as the bike co-op).


To see a list of the tools, join the "Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed" group at Neighborgoods: http://neighborgoods.net/groups/toolshed



Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Tool Shed is Closed for the Winter


We are closing the Tool Shed for the winter months and will not be loaning any tools until we have a new set of volunteers next year.

Contact us if you want to help keep this neighborhood resource alive in 2015 by joining our team. Get in touch by emailing: hello@communitytoolshed.org.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Volunteer with Team Tool Shed


The Tool Shed is looking for volunteers to join our team! 

Volunteers can help in multiple ways including making tool loans, updating the inventory and event planning. 

Contact us if you're interested in learning more:
Call or text: 301-660-SHED
Email: hello@communitytoolshed.org

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Contact the Tool Shed While Neighborgoods Fixes Email Issues

Neighborgoods seems to be experiencing a problem with messages not being reliably sent to users' email address when messages are sent on the site. This affects communication in the "inbox" and on the borrowing pages.

Since we can not rely on communication on the site, please contact the Tool Shed team through via email or phone after you borrow an item. Include in your message when you would like to pickup. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

CALLS + TEXT MESSAGES
301-660-SHED // 301-660-7433

EMAIL
hello@communitytoolshed.org

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Photos of the Plant Swap and Native Plant Sale at the Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed


Thanks to everyone who came to swap, chat, snack, workshop and buy plants because this year's event was a success! If you missed any of it do check out Evan Wilder's photographs of the event. We'll see you next year and good luck with your gardens!