Had this old package sized mailbox so decided to repurpose it into a mini shed out at my vegie garden. Now everything I need is right at my fingertips and everything stays dry and clean! So many people ask me why there is a mailbox out in my garden!
You can use hooks on both ends Tammy Hoffman, but I just open a link and attach it to another
chain that suspends all of my feeders between two trees. This way the raccoons cannot get to them because it is not stable enough to support them, but is perfect for hanging the five feeders I have on it.
This is my sideboard/dresser that sits on my deck. Found this old piece in our magic barn and put plastic liners in the drawers and fashioned a metal top for it. It also has a light inside that glows at night. Have no idea where it came from, but is now one of my favorite planters! I
Commented on Mar 26, 2013
Thank you Jayme! Hope they are still there too, if not keep looking! So where is Bellaire
Michigan? I'm in Bangor, near the lake between Kalamazoo and South Haven.
Sherry, I don't seal anything that I use outside because it never works. What I try and do is
protect what I can - we added a galvanized top that just sits on the top (we made it out of an old drip pan that used to reside under my Dad's car) and then we took the bottoms out of the drawers and modified plastic planter boxes to fit inside the drawer frames so the water for the plants doesn't drain into anything wood. We replaced the bottom of the cabinet with treated wood too. The doors usually need a screw or two when we bring it out every spring but it hasn't fallen apart yet. Everything I repuropse has a lifespan of it's own and when it's done I move on to the next project.
Made with hundreds of pieces of branches from our woods, old shutter louvers and lots of time. It measures 5" x 5" and the heart is made of purple heart wood and we can laser engrave on it.
Commented on Mar 14, 2013
Hi Jayme, the purpleheart is the only wood that is not from our woods. It is native to Central
and South America and is prized for the color of the heart wood, which is what you see here. There are 23 different species of it and it is incredibly dense and temperamental to work with. It also laser engraves well.