|Project by OnlyJustME||posted 06-02-2013 08:13 PM||1817 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Don’t toss it in the fire pit yet.
I had a couple 1×8 pieces of mahogany from an old deck job following me around for years. It was nice wood and i couldn’t just burn it. The problem was it was so warped and twisted that i couldn’t use it for anything.
I finally found something i could use it for where it didn’t matter if it was warped or twisted or cupped. So i ripped it up, grabbed a bunch or stainless steel screws and made some tomato cages. I think they look much better than those wire things.
I made these last year so they have gone through one tomato season already and they work great. I left them with no finish and we’ll see how long it lasts. The nice thing is when they’re done for the season i break them down and tie them up into a nice tight bundle and it takes up 1/4 the space as the wire ones.
Extra care was taken to rip them since the wood was so warped. The poles are about 3/4” square and the slats are about 3/16” thick x 3/4”. Predrill the slats to avoid splitting.
Now you don’t have to throw out that old twisted board (if you want to grow tomatoes in a pot).
-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?