The Phoenix Tool Shed is a registered nonprofit tool lending library located in the Woodlea-Melrose neighborhood, on 11th Avenue between Roma & Turney. For a very reasonable yearly fee, Tool Shed members have access to hundreds of tools that can be borrowed for a week at a time.

The Community Alliance of Seventh Avenue (CASA) is an ongoing sponsor of this unique and valuable community resource.

Using the Tool Shed’s resources can be a big help if you are tackling a home improvement project and want to save money on equipment rental fees. In addition, with a tool shed membership you don’t need to have a bunch of tools cluttering up your own garage or storage space.

Some of the tools currently available to borrow include a radial arm saw, table saw, lawn mower, various sanders, a wheelbarrow, a gas-powered garden tiller, and more.

Residents of the Bel Air, Carnation, Grandview, North Park Central, Pasadena, Pierson Place, and Woodlea-Melrose neighborhoods are invited to become Tool Shed members. Seventh Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA) members are also welcome to purchase a Tool Shed membership.

Annual Tool Shed memberships are $40 for an individual, or $60 for a family or business. Volunteers are needed to work a few hours at the Tool Shed in ex-change for memberships.

The Tool Shed is currently open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can check out the inventory at, or just come have a look for yourself. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation of tools, equipment, or cash, e-mail Brady Fulton at




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