Tomato Cage Challenge
I thought very hard about this challenge but all I ever came back to was a table. So, a table it will become!
Here Is what I started with. A tomato cage, one round from a spool, a premade pressboard table top, and rope.
I began fitting all the pieces together and I didn’t even realize how well this was going to all fit together until I tried it out! This will be the bottom of the table.
For the pressboard top I cut off the tomato cage so it would be table height. Then I put it on the bottom side at the top and drew circles where I needed to drill for it to insert into the piece of pressboard.
I painted it out brown color because I like the green and brown together. It matched my furniture on my front porch. You could paint it out any color you wanted.
Hoops, forgot to say I cut off the pokey end of the tomato cage.
To attach to the top to the tomato cage I used plumbers tape that we had on hand. I think it might also be called strapping tape.? I did take off the metal fasteners that were on the table previously.
So here it is all done, at least I thought. It was way too rickety, so I cut another section down. I really did like it this way but it just wasn’t stable enough.
To help tie the rope that I put on the vertical part of it I added some more to cover up the bottom part of the cage.
Here it is complete. I love that a wine bottle can sit in the bottom. I showed a neighbor and he thought the other little hole to the right could fit a shot glass!
And here it is in it’s final place on my front deck for my coffee cup to sit out in the morning as I watch the sunrise, and a beverage at night to watch the sunset!
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Part half of a large spool
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Published June 12th, 2018 9:53 PM
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Donna Schwartz on Jun 27, 2018
Looks great! And the height is perfect next to your outdoor couch.
Jody Harris on Jun 28, 2018
Thanks Donna! It is working out great.
I found an old crab trap with a buoy on it it I want to do something with it for the outside,anybody have suggestion???