Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Recycling, reusing and repurposing

Lars is willing to go dumpster diving . . . if it's for old wood that someone has thrown away. Yes, he'll knock on their door and ask if they mind if he hauls away their wood. And since they have to be by the weight of the dumpster, they are always willing to let him have it.

Then my hubby brings home the wood and cuts it up to repurpose it into something beautiful.

He took this old wood and glued it together to make Christmas presents.

Then he put a clear Varathane on them and let them dry. This wasn't a stain, the wood was what made the coasters so beautiful. Then he had to make coaster stands.

And he measured, cut and glued them together.
And we wrapped them up and gave them with a bag of coffee and a mug or two.

It was a perfect way to reuse old wood.


The Happy Whisk said...

I come from a family of rubbish-reuse and I love it.

Good stuff.

Rena Jones said...

So cool!