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recycling old bed frames

Post Number:#1  Unread postby dilyspr » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:02 am


As a DIY person, I'm always trying to recycle or reuse something. An old twin bed frame (preferably wood) makes a great frame for a double hutch. Since I don't want the hutch so low to the ground, I raise the legs up with 4x4's anchored well to the existing legs. I have some scrap timber lying around the I use to build onto the bed frame and to make a divider. While I'm in the building process, old feed sacks are great for anchoring to the top to keep it dry until I'm finished. After seeing my various hutches I built, a friend of mine watches out for old bed frames for me now. LOL.

If anyone else has ideas, I would love to hear them!

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Re: recycling old bed frames

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:16 am


I like this IDEA!
Now I'm going to be watching for old bed frames...
Can you post a photo of your design?
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Re: recycling old bed frames

Post Number:#3  Unread postby dilyspr » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:04 pm


Sarnia,
I sure will! I'll take a pic and post it shortly. Thanks for reading my post!

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Re: recycling old bed frames

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Nymphadora » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:07 am


We just recently built a tumbling compost bin with some 2x4's and an old food storage bin (we got them cheap from a guy who's in the restaurant business and can't reuse them after a certain time).
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I love the idea of using old bedframes though... they'd probably work great as raised garden beds, too! I'll have to ask my neighbors to keep an eye out during the various garage sales in our area... :oops:

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