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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tool Shed Still Closed

There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the Mount Rainier Tool Shed that we would like to clear up. We are still here, but typical tool shed activity is currently on hold while we work with the city to relocate the tool shed. The current lending system in not efficient and the space is not practical, which is why we are not lending tools at this time; it is not because we do not have enough volunteers. We are optimistic a solution with the city will be worked out that will make the tool shed an effective asset for both the community and its volunteers who run it. Once we have a new and appropriate space, we will be ready to lend tools again and will need more volunteers. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tool Shed Temporarily Closed

The Tool Shed was the victim of vandalism earlier this summer and several tools were stolen. Mount Rainier city management is working on some improvements, but in the meanwhile we've shut our doors temporarily. Hopefully we'll be back up an running soon - we will post news in this space.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Seed Swap

Come meet us at the Seed Swap today! It's at the Spring Greening Fair at the Nature Center, 31st and Arundel Streets. We'll be there from 12-3pm and the fair is from 12-5pm. If you have extra veggie, flower or herb seeds or seedlings to share, bring 'em with you.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gardening with 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 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:

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: