How to Make Garden Stakes

Dremel garden stakes
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Add some character and organization to your garden by creating these custom garden stakes!

Step By Step Instructions


Cut the wood to your desired shape

Cut the wooden garden stakes to your desired length and shape with a mini circular saw

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First, cut the stakes to desired length and shape with your Saw-Max™. Then, using your Dremel Multi-Max™, sand the edges to get a clean smooth appearance.


Coat the garden stakes

Use a paintbrush and varnish to coat the garden stakes

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Next, finish your stakes as desired. We stained ours and applied a coat of varnish to seal and protect them.


Make metal plaques for your garden stakes

Cut metal plaques for the wooden garden stakes using a Dremel Multi-Tool, the Dremel EZ SpeedClic Mandrel (SC402) and Thin Cutting Wheels (SC409)

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Next, using the Dremel 200 cut sheet metal plaques with EZ409 EZ Lock™ 1-1/2" Thin Cut, Cut-off Wheels. Grind sharp edges smooth with the 932 Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone and drill holes at each corner using the 631-01 Brad Point Drill Bit Set.


Engrave the plaques

Engrave the names of your plants onto the metal plaques using a Dremel Multi-Tool and Diamond Wheel Point 2.4 mm (7144)

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Finally, attach the plaques to your stakes using brads or small finish nails and etch your desired names with Dremel 200 and 113 Engraving Cutter.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.