Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekend Warri-ing

The past two weekends I have completed two projects. The first one was a solo mission, but the second Wes and I were making our ancestors (most notably our fathers) proud.

I have been holding on to Reed's bottles since Freshman year of college. I have recycled my collection whenever I move, but I always want to do something with them. The opportunity finally presented itself. I was able to 'throw away' three shelves in to my car when some remodel work was being done at work.

With my new hand saw, and my dremel, I went from this:
Worth about $1.15 in MA
In to this:

Turns out a Reed's bottle is just the right height for a DVD. So this is now fully populated with DVDs, freeing a space under the TV for other multimedia goodies.

On Friday, Wed and I were brainstorming what we could do with his new circular saw... and decided that planter boxes were in definite order. Getting all of the lumber to build 5 of these in to my car was a little tricky, but we did it. It was great.

All ready for some dirt and plants!
Now I need to get some dirt and plant some plants! I am thinking Bell peppers, Basil, Chives, Green Onions, and maybe even some flowers! (I tried to spell that flour, and could not figure out why that was wrong for a good 20 seconds.... that means it is time for bed!)


  1. I like the design of the shelves... works well especially with the chain tensioners.

    Now the planter boxes are special. i like how you secured them to the deck rail with that horizontal piece. Well done. By the way, if not already done drill some drain holes.


  2. Don't worry... drainage was accounted for. The pieces on the bottom are separated to allow for run off.