Making Garden Signs From Old Barn Wood
If you have followed any of our other posts - you know that we have used the left over barn wood from the two barns we tore down to do just about everything. Here is one more idea we came up to use some more. We wanted a way to mark the various rows of our gardens – mainly for appearance and to help identify plants and rows for visitors to the farm.
We still have a fair amount of the barn wood left over – including a lot of small 24 to 36 slat and floor pieces. We trimmed them all down to be about 3″ wide by 20″ long – and then added a simple rounded curve on each end with a jigsaw before stenciling in the names of our plant rows. We then pre-drilled a couple of holes on each end. Then then drove 3/4″ x 18″ stakes into the ground. After that – we attached the painted boards to the stakes with some inexpensive course black drywall screws (We figure if they rust a little it will just add character) and we were finished! ...»