The first is a long planter for part of our medicinal garden. Its components are all re-used. Many of them were in a pick-up truck load of miscellaneous cedar and fence-posts from the local flower farm that was sold. (It’s now being transformed into a BEER farm – we’re pretty excited about this development.)
In truth, the planter is way over-built, because 2×6 and 4×4 were in that pile of re-usable lumber. Not 2×4 or even 1×4, which would have been sufficient.
Painted it with leftover paint from the exterior shingles.
Total cost for this project: $15 for landscape cloth.
Meanwhile, back in the garage, on a rainy west coast day, Tim and Tess used all leftover wood to build our second project: a patio bench to cover up (store) our vermicomposter and miscellaneous garden equipment/seeds/fertilizers on the sundeck.
At the local recycling depot, I found two foam cushions on plywood ($5 each), covered with just really ugly, stained
We pulled them apart, and re-upholstered them with some sunbrella outdoor fabric left over from last year’s wicker remodelling.
Now the patio looks quite presentable and comfortable, don’t you agree?
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