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These have some of the elements I was planning to use on my raised beds, thanks for getting my thought process started.
Very nice reference and great job on your first instructable. Question - is it really necessary to use 5/8" thick stock for the shelves? How heavy are your parts? Thx. J
Nice presentation. My sons and I will probably step up the hotness, but this is a great place to start. Thanx for sharing.
I've been wanting to try Shou Sugi Ban for quite a while now and you have inspired me! I was afraid I'd need a huge propane setup to do this. Thanx for sharing.
I've been wanting to make concrete counters for my indoor kitchen and my brother wants a concrete counter on his outdoor kitchen. This instructable is perfect for us. Thanx for sharing. So awesome!!
Brick and Polished Concrete BBQ Table
Linn, I have been contemplating building a storage bed that I can still attach my headboard and foot board to and really appreciate you sharing this. I think I should be able to adapt this to my needs. Guess I'll need to check out your videos to see what else I can use. Since i have nightstands on either side I still need to rethink the space under the head of the bed. Might be a good place for seasonal bedding so I don't need to access it often. Thanx.
That's a good plan, however, I love my cherry four poster headboard and plan on making a removable padded cover with nail-head trim for it just to update it a bit and I also love my nightstands that have storage drawers. I figure if I plan on retrieving seasonal bedding I'll just rotate my mattress at the same time and just use lift-off or hinged covers for access to under-bed storage at the head of the bed. Might also be a good place to hide stuff too.
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My cats shred scratch pads - wonder what they'll do to this? We're gonna find out! I have tons of cardboard and am in the mood to try this. Thanx for sharing.
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Love it! I have 4 cats, 2 cardboard scratching pads that create a mess, AND one couch slowly being shredded. Time to try this, thanx for sharing!! P.S. Mochi is adorable!! Any ideas on making a catnip spray to encourage cats to scratch where they're supposed to? I'm thinking of steeping some like tea and see what happens.
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Awesome! Can't wait to try this on all my outdoor fabrics and some I plan to use outdoors. Thanx for sharing.
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This is waaaay beyond me, but totally awesome!! Thanx for sharing.
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Marvelous! I need to give this a shot! Thx.
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I've recently taken an interest in growing food again and acquired a greenhouse last summer, but this is way beyond that - I thought my head was going to explode!! But I'm going to soldier thru this and see if I can enlist my techie son to help me out with an adaptation. Great stuff! Thanx for sharing.
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I no longer "do" dresses, but this is fabulous! and I appreciate all the techniques you shared. Still a great learning experience for a "no dresses" gal. Thanx for sharing and looking forward to seeing more from you.
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This is so awesome!! I love to build with wood, and my son loves to build computers - win, win! And there are some great cabinet building techniques to use/learn as well. Thanx for sharing.
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Fantastic idea! Can't wait to try it! Thanx.
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You could try this sandwich bag solution, or even use snack-size bags for the really small stuff.
Well, now I have ANOTHER item on my "to-do" list. This is awesome. Thanx.
Fabulous idea! I love French cleats! They are practical in so many applications. But this is a whole new level, and now I know what to do with my jar collection. Thanx.
Thank you very much. I had fun putting it together.
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Love it! Wish I could get my hands on real 2x4s! Great job!!
Thanx, I appreciate it.
Sooooooooo glad you posted a guide for cutting holes with a hole saw. I thought I was going to kill or seriously main myself while doing this. Now I can finish a project I've been putting off, instead of resorting to using my jigsaw - not my favorite option. I'm surprised when I Googled using a hole saw this didn't come up immediately. Thanx.
I like it! Though I don't have a pressure cooker. Do you think I could just use my canning pot to sterilize cans?
Thank you. And FYI, I washed it with baby shampoo to block it, and now it's super soft too.
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Thank you very much. It's been working out well so far.
Thanx for your input. I wasn't planning on potting and re-potting in my greenhouse - first because it's small (6x8) and second because I didn't want a lot of cleanup - so I built a potting table to use outside the greenhouse. As for potting soil, I just tried a mix of peat moss and vermiculite I hope works for seed starting. When It comes time to repot, my soil is clay so I plan on mixing organic garden soil with topsoil and planting in raised beds.
It's not really complicated if you just take it step-by-step. The most difficult part for me was bending the hardware cloth and attaching it to the frame. The only staples I had on hand didn't always penetrate the wood and I had to hammer them in. I decided to attach narrow wood slats for two reasons - the main one was to help keep the hardware cloth attached to the shelf frame. Of course, I needed help getting the tables into my greenhouse because they are HEAVY!
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Skeeterpup,Thanx for your input and suggestions. I am planning to line my planters with landscape fabric instead of plastic, to eliminate soil contact with the wood, while preventing mold growth. I am planning on using 1/2" hardware cloth in the bottom of each planter to prevent burrowing animals tunneling up. As for screening against birds, I'm planning on building 1/2" mesh on hinging panels for ease of garden maintenance and harvesting. Supports I plan on using will be 36" dowels and teepees from 3/4"cedar slats. I plan to build shallower planters with 3/4" slats on back against my house - kind of a negative version of these planters.
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OMG! I can't wait to try this. I am so tired of dealing with seeds, and this just seems so simple. Thank you. xoxox
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I just finished assembling a 6x8 greenhouse and found your post to be very helpful for me to use in "improving" on a fair design. The greenhouse I got isn't very airtight and definitely needs help. Thanx for this. I've been thinking about building a frame around my greenhouse just to protect it a bit from any strong winds that might come along. I didn't need to add height as I'm barely 5-feet tall and shrinking; but I love the look of the base and the planters.
Very nice job! I'm planning on a floating deck to cover most of my patio and extend into what's still lawn. This will definitely provide me some direction. Just curious why you didn't use concrete blocks intended to hold the joists in place rather than just place them on top of pavers.
Thanx for your explanation. I have to admit I didn't read your instructions completely. Unfortunately, I'll have to work hard to level my deck, my backyard slopes a bit. But if it turns out as nice as yours, I'll upload photos. :-)
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I have to try this, I am a total Potter geek. And I have more than one old Monopoly board lying around. I could go on, but you've got my vote!
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