Picture of Reuse Bed Springs As A Plant Climber
I suffer from massive Eco guilt so when it came to getting rid of a single mattress, I wanted to take it apart and see what could be reused or recycled. We've just started growing some veg in our house so I decided to make a plant climber. The springs make a great support and look cool too. You'll need: A mattress A knife or hardcore scissors Wire cutters Spray paint Newspaper (to cover the ground when spraying) A few nails

Step 1: Separate Springs From Mattress

Picture of Separate Springs From Mattress
This was a bit of a hassle. I used a penknife to cut into the fabric of the mattress. There were a few layers to get through, the outer fabric and a layer of insulation. These were stitched together and attached to the bed springs with staples. Take the staples off and the bed springs come out as one big block
dloki1 year ago
There are ALWAYS free mattresses up for free on Craigslist
HollyMann2 years ago
Wow - what an idea! :) Excellent instructable!!!! Def. update with pictures - I hope you post more instructables! I Love how this looks!
simonjermy (author) 2 years ago
Thanks guys! Not bad for my first instructable. I'll try and get some better photos to update as it grows
This is so cool. I always just stripped of the fabric and took the springs to the metal scrap yard. Now I want to replace my mattress so I can use them for this.
Love this idea! I've always thought bed springs looked lovely, but I never knew what to do with them. This is great :D
foobear2 years ago
So clever! I love it. And looks cute too with the paint