Friday, June 17, 2011

Earth-Friendly Friday

What might look like an old pile of used lumber to you . . .

Could be something much more than it appears.

You see, my husband loves to reuse old lumber and there was a house being remodeled in the neighborhood. The people were throwing away some good old wood. My husband couldn't bear the sight of all that wonderful old fur flooring going into the landfill. So, what did he do?

He knocked on the door and asked if he could rescue that wood from the dumpster. And he did.

Then he cut off the tongue and groove edge and sanded the wood (notice the scrap pieces inside the garbage can).

Now, he's making a bench out of the free wood and he even made me a couple of planters for my deck.

See what you can do, if you think outside the . . . landfill?


Kristina P. said...

Wow, he's super talented! I have no vision when it comes to things like that.

Rena said...

Oh, that's awesome! I need some planters for my deck. I hope Rick can be as handy.

BTW -- I gave you an award on my blog today, but Blogger won't let me edit or add links. It lets me do one, but then nothing.

M. J. Macie said...

Love your blog. I just started with Weight Watchers last month and it was good to see a fellow WW. Hope you have a great day!
M.J. Macie

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He is so dang clever.