Posts Tagged ‘recycled’

Reclaimed/Recycled Wood Bed Frames

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

If you don’t count finding the wood, taking apart whatever it was before, removing the nails, and cleaning it up; then it really only took us a few hours to put these bed frames together.

Oliver’s bed is made from a found futon frame (the nice looking ends), and some cheap, real wood cabinets we bought extremely cheap from a thrift store in town.  The queen size bedframe is made from the same cabinets and a pine futon frame (different than Oliver’s).  Both were designed to have airflow underneath the bed to help with mold issues in the summer.

We’re planning to write a booklet on the different projects we implemented this year, and the design for these will definitely be included, as they were very simple to construct, and in the case of the queen size bed frame, has looots of storage under it.

Bike Wheel Trellises

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The bike wheel trellis is holding up supremely well.

It’s been through several major storms and battled high winds with ease.   It’s as easy as it looks, and the luffa’s love it.

More Bike Wheels and Rain Barrels

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

So many completions this week (and last)!

Michelle built another bike wheel trellis out of 100% reclaimed materials.  It consists of a palette board, 4 bent bike wheels, and it’s tied together with bike inner tube!  Then we dug down and packed it into the earth.  The hard luffas are liking it.

I have some silicone on my hand as I type because I just finished the overflow spout on the rain barrels.  (We found some old silicone caulk in the basement and revived it using a corkscrew.)  It’s a 4 barrel system hooked together using PEX tubing, something I haven’t found anyone using.  It’s more weather resistant than PVC, doesn’t leach as many chemicals, and there’s no sealing the tubing.  There’ll be more to come on this as they get filled and we figure out how we need to modify.  We already had to address some issues with plumbers tape.  I’m hopeful everything is in order.

Also as I type, Jon is finishing the twine on the tomato trellis, built with large fallen sticks from the woods and a biodegradable sisal twine.

Things are going well, and there’ll be more updates in the coming days, especially on a local farmer series we’re putting together.

Bike Wheel Trellis

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Michelle built a Luffa Trellis out of old bike wheels, popped bike inner tubes, and palettes.  The only things that weren’t reclaimed/recycled were the six screws that hold the wood frame together.