Constant Planks

Because we have a wood stove, people tend to donate bits of wood they want to get rid of for us to burn.

But quite often we will be given bits of really nice wood that it seems a real shame to just cut up and burn.

Here’s our current stack of quality timber – a pack of six posts I found just lying on a pavement one evening, apparently unwanted; a large beam given to me by a builder who often does jobs for me; and all the slats from a futon which was given to us by a friend.

No idea what to do with them yet, but I’m sure I can use them for something! The green box on the right is a lean-to greenhouse kit I’ve bought for the back of the house – some of the timber could be used to make a kind of cold frame to go next to it, together with some spare corrugated plastic I have left over from my last effort at a cold frame, which turned out to be in the wrong place and didn’t get much sun.

Hopefully I will be able to get out in the garden this weekend if the weather permits, and get it cleared up a bit for the coming growing season, and so I can get these greenhouses (greenhice?) up.


1 Comment

  1. Peter said,

    February 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I often linger over skips, it’s amazing what you can find. Things to use, things to mend, things to burn. Around where I live there is always someone doing house renovations so there are lots of wooden pallets to be had, if you ask nicely. Handy having a large cellar.

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