We’ve been steadily working on our summer projects over the last few weeks. Most importantly, we’ve been putting up some of our garden veggies. We’ve put up 8 pints of bread and butter pickles, 25 pints of dewberry jam and 11 quarts of salsa. We also have about 3 gallons of tomatoes in the freezer that I’m hoping to make into salsa tomorrow.
One of the projects that I didn’t actually list on our initial list was cleaning out our barn/garden shed. I don’t think I’ve shared this before. We built is using mostly reclaimed and culled wood. It’s not perfect but it does it’s job.
We used a combination of pallets, shipping crates from the local radiator shop and culled wood from Lowe’s. For the 4X4s we used new treated lumber that was not culled.
Carl found this great sliding door tract at an estate sale for $15. We left some openings to let light and some fresh air in.
For a while “someone” just kept opening the door and putting whatever it was right inside the door. So, we spent an afternoon putting up some shelves and organizing it. I’m so very happy to finally have the it built, painted and now organized.
I would like to figure out how to put up some gutters so we can collect rainwater from the roof. You know, just in case it ever rains….
While we’re on the subject of using reclaimed wood. Look what Carl and the boys built with a pallet and some old bike tires. It’s supposed to be used for hauling things like tree limbs, but so far it’s mainly just hauled Esther.
So the total cost for the barn/garden shed was about $500 – which was mainly the 4X4s, tin roof, paint and nails/screws. BUT it took us about 6 months to finally complete it.
The total cost of the trailer was $0 – we had everything laying around here. I guess there’s something to be said for hoarding…
I’m becoming totally obsessed with using pallets. Do you have any favorite pallet or reclaimed wood projects?
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