Milk-house Window Shutters and Planter From Scrap Wood.

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Last Summer, I decided to add some much needed TLC to our little milk house.

Rummaging around our scrap wood pile, looking for pieces of wood to making ‘something’ with, I got the idea to whip up some shutters for the front window of the milk house! I have never made shutters before, and I honestly didn’t really know what I was doing, but using my handy DIY gene, I think I did a pretty great job!

I measured , of course, twice right? I cut four boards the same length, these would serve as the main shutter, then I measured four more boards, which would serve as the cross pieces that will hold the shutters together and add the final character.

After assembled, I went over the shutter twice with Minwax Polyurethane and stain in black, let dry and attached to the milk house using wood screws.

Also, kind of like the book, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie,’ my projects always spiral into other projects. After building and installing the shutters, I realized the window still needed a little something more. I then got the idea for a window box planter, and was planning to build one out of scrap wood or find something cool to re-purpose into a planter, when I came across an old white cornice that I had removed from above our living room window upon moving into our house.

Perfect! I flipped it upside down, and screwed it onto the milk-house, under the window! Lined it with plastic lining, drilled in some holes, filled with dirt, robbed flowers from other planters I had, and it was complete!

See for yourself below what a difference something as simple as scrap wood and flowers can make!


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Scrap wood- Before.
Scrap wood- Before.
Shutters out of scrap wood.
Shutters out of scrap wood.
Milkhouse before.
Milkhouse before.


After.
After.
milk house window shutters and planter from scrap wood
milk house window shutters and planter from scrap wood
milk house window shutters and planter from scrap wood
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  • Shelbi
    4 hours ago

    What in the world is a milk house?

    • Lola
      3 hours ago

      A milk house is located on a dairy farm. It is where the milk is sent to after it has been milked from the cows. That is fresh raw milk. From there it is handled in several different ways depending on what it is going to be used for. Bottled for milk, ice cream & cheese or yogurt are just a few uses for that milk. Even if the farm is no longer a dairy farm that building is still refereed to as a Milk House.

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