A collection of projects created in our garden.

Cedar bench

The garden produces value in its own way. A dying cedar tree became the stimulus for a rustic cedar bench project as we turned firewood into furniture.

Rustic Cedar Bench

 

 

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Chicken Coop (2)

“A chicken coop? Are you sure?” What do we do when our grown-up daughter asks our help building a chicken coop as her birthday present? We grab the tools, right? Here’s our version of the backyard coop as designed by Amanda.

Chicken Coop

 

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Outdoor Handrail (24)Our patio door needed a handrail. Here’s my simple design.

Outdoor Handrail

 

 

 

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Pole Lamp Grow Light (30)We needed a grow lamp above a living room garden. Several discussions led to an idea, and then it was time to move to the shop and turn the idea into reality.

Pole Lamp Grow Light

 

 

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Raised Garden Bed (63)Living in a townhome implies limited garden space. We designed and constructed a raised bed adjacent to the deck to increase Michelle’s gardening space.

Raised Garden Bed

 

 

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Compost Sifter (11)Organic materials do not compost at equal rates. I sift my compost to filter out pieces of pine cone, wood chips, and sticks which need longer to decompose.

Compost Sifter

 

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Bluebird Nest Box (31)Who doesn’t love bird watching? Here’s an easy and inexpensive project you can build to attract bluebirds to your garden.

Bluebird Nest Box

 

 

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Container Gardening Shelves Planted

Adding planting space to a deck requires some creativity.

Container Gardening Shelves

 

 

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Container Gardening Railing Boxes (19)

No deck is complete without a couple of railing boxes or planting herb and a few flowers.

Container Gardening Railing Boxes

 

 

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Potting Table (8)My daughter needed a custom potting table with innovative additions.

Potting Table

 

 

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Kitchen Plant Shelf (48)The window above the sink was the perfect location for an indoor garden. All we needed was a suitable shelf.

Kitchen Plant Shelf

 

 

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PVC Trellis (15)A collection of scrap PVC pipe became the bones of trellis for my planned cucumber vines.

PVC Trellis

 

 

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Seed Starting Station (7)

Growing plants from seeds can be rewarding. Here’s my low-cost solution to starting seeds.

Seed Starting Station

 

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Unity Table (36)What a joy to celebrate the bride and groom! Michelle’s wedding plans call for a custom table for the unity portion of the ceremony.

Wedding Unity Table

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