Wednesday Woodworking – From the Junk Pile

The weather here is still warm and looks like we’ll have a couple of more weeks of warm days so I’m doing as much outside work as I can.  I’ve finished the bulk of the demolition I’m going to do this year and have started working through the junk pile to build what I can out of the scrap.  The wood I got isn’t very good and sadly about half will have to go to the landfill.

But there is enough to build a few useful things.  Heather used some wood to make planter boxes and I’m making some square ones for her.  We also put together a potting table for her.  From the 2x4s I’m making some much needed sawhorses and I hope to get a small work bench out of the deal.

Here’s some pictures of what’s be built.

These are planter boxes that Heather made from the junk pile.

This is a little potting table for Heather. Just the right height for her to sit at.

The first completed square planter. Heather already has chard in it.

Here are five square planter boxes in progress. Yup, two still need some assembly.

And finally here is the main working/junk area:

This is a stack of 2x4s that I’ve removed all the nails and screws from. They’re waiting to be made into more sawhorses. The cardboard boxes are waiting for room in the recycle bin. Oops, looks like I forgot to sweep up my work area.

I don’t really know how much more woodworking weather I’ve got left, but I plan to get as much done as I can.

When I’m forced indoors, I’ve got my new sewing machine to keep me productive.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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14 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – From the Junk Pile

  1. Christi says:

    There are times you remind me of my dad — he always had projects he was working on and others on the horizon.
    That’s a nice looking potting table, as well as planters. Good job!

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  2. How nice to see your “junk” repurposed! We never throw away wood offcuts, and we ended up building big wheeled cart/bins for the workshop to accommodate it all. But it’s nice to have when you just need a little chunk of 2×4!

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  4. lifelessons says:

    You make me nostalgic, Andrew.. Looks like our house used to look!!

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  5. Helen says:

    Looks great. Are you growing a vegetable garden? or flowers?

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