Explanation: I am a recycler... what an understatement.... almost everything I make or do in my studio or garden involves reuse of something. It has become a pleasant challenge to come up with imaginative ways to recycle, reclaim and reuse stuff.
I have collected a crap load of wood in every dimension imaginable, after a complete remodel of our house and garage there was even more. I started to clean the garage and have decided that I cannot do anything else until a good amount of this wood gets used up.
Most of the pieces have character to them like 100+ year old barn wood, including several barn doors, old wooden bowls, spoons and forks, lots of scraps from pallets and chunks of 4x4,2x4 and 1" scraps as well.
I really like to make useful items as opposed to purely decorative stuff and have managed to use about 60% of it on the following projects:
About 300 feet of picket fence made from pressure treated pallet pieces and reclaimed 4x4 fence posts. Cost:$14 for screws and saw blades. $85 for fence paint.
Harvest table made from barnwood planks, reclaimed fence posts and old scaffolding boards. Cost $9 for stain and sealer. $2 for screws. (the chairs were free from a local freecycle website 'SCORE!!!')
halloween and thanksgiving decorations from scrap, alot of the paint was from freecycle as well so virtually no cost involved in these babies.
halloween cute stuff:
and a large picture frame from reclaimed barnwood
I have made shelves for my pantry and laundry room, a work bench for my studio and one for the potting shed, several raised beds from the treated fence posts.
I still have quite a bit of wood left, any ideas for some different things I could use it for. Thanks for suggestions and comments.