Turn a Bedspring Into a Bottle Holder

Shoppe No. 5
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7 Materials
10 Hours

Do you ever buy bits and pieces at thrift stores and garage sales with no idea what you plan on doing with them? That is what happened when I bought the rake and later on the bedspring. I finally decided to turn the bedspring into a bottle holder. Or if you prefer an orchid planter.

The first thing I did was get fence boards with character from the woodpile. I had to scrub them down and sand the boards but the great patina remained.

The boards were glued with wood glue. The next step is to take a piece of plywood and nail it to the back of the 3 fence boards.

The bedspring is on the top at a slant. I used coaxial staples to put them on the boards. Rounded staples will also work. I used an empty wine bottle for the placement.

I tried adding another bedspring under the first one but didn’t like it. That is when I remembered I had the rake. I drilled a hole in the fence board where I wanted the rake to go. To attach the rake to the boards I found a knob that blended the rake. That is how I put the rake on the boards.

The final step is a coat of wax unless it will be hung outside. Then you should put a coat of polycrylic on it.  

Now my original vision was to put a bottle of wine in the bedspring and glasses on the rake. But it also makes a great planter with a little storage. So the choice is yours. Which one will you do?

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