|Project by RandyM68||posted 04-13-2012 01:33 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
My wife wanted a place to put her plants. They were spread out on tables all over the patio, and completely in the way. She also wanted to put some lattice up, to hang her ivy on. Both sensible ideas, right?
However, her plan was to buy some cheap particle board book shelves at Walmart, to put plants on, and just put a couple of upright 2×4s in the yard, and nail a sheet of lattice to them.
I almost let her do it. You know it would have been funny, to watch it fall over the first time the wind
blew, and how long does particle board last, when you water plants on top of it?
She had also been complaining about my furniture collection.
I have picked up a lot of old furniture to use for building materials, and had a large assortment of pieces that were too good to throw away, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them.
I had bought an old cabinet, a wardrobe maybe, for $30, It was made of solid black walnut, 7 feet tall, almost 5 feet wide,
and 30 inches deep. I had to cut it apart in the front yard, to get it through the gate.I took the good boards to build
That is only part of it. Definitely worth my 30 bucks, so the rest was free. I had some extra desk parts left from building
my workshop. With less than $40 worth of treated lumber, and a couple of days of minimal effort, I made her happy, and my
Now she sits in the chair, watches the birds,
and talks to me all day. I guess it back backfired on me, huh?
-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.