The life of a 55-gallon drum doesn't have to end when it's empty. They're big, sturdy, and durable, and the possibilities to reuse them are seemingly endless.  "55 Gallon Drums Projects" gives you 20 inspiring ideas for reuse!  Learn how to turn them into rain barrels, compost bins, barbeques, and more.All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself.

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Sarah James
Editor, Food & Living