Getting the baby started early with upcycling! Some chalk paint and the green hand pint to capture the wee man’s paw print.
This was one of these epic jobs I wish never to have started. Probably one of the largest. And, I can’t even really remember how, or why, I thought I would try and make this parquet dresser. It began with some reclaimed parquet floor, I had already used some for a small pipe table. ThereContinue reading “Parquet Dresser”
This project took almost four years until completion… if it can be called completed. When we acquired our house we were forced to clear an overgrown side garden, felling some poor trees to create an orchard and raised beds. With a wood burner and made construction projects, eg fruit tree arch, the logs would notContinue reading “Scaffolding plank wood store with living roof”
Not unlike my toy box, this epic project started as a cleaning exercise. It was a nice day and I was looking out on the carcass of some pallets the long planks removed for planters. I really hate wheely bins, and our sizeable front drive was a horrible car park. I really wanted some sleepersContinue reading “Reclaimed timber planters and wheelie bin store”
I really like these cable reels and could make endless things from them. On this occasion I sourced one from Oxford Wood Recycling along with an old fence post and some scaffolding planks. I cut the planks to size to make the leg supports, the fence post was the one leg and screwed into place. Continue reading “Round garden table”
When we moved into the house, we had a good-sized WC and one bathroom. I felt certain we could fit a shower into the room and a plumber kindly helped. Then I set about personalising the shower room with some upcycled features. The pipe was used as handles on the cupboard, and the hook for theContinue reading “Upcycled shower room”
My very first upcycling project, and still one of my coolest. Also, one of the rewarding items to make. If you are starting out with upcycling and want to use scaffolding planks and pipes, then start with this one. What you need are three one metre lengths of similar scaffolding planks. If you cut fromContinue reading “Upcycled pipe and scaffolding plank coffee table”