Good Recycling

At first I wasn’t thrilled with the offer of a truckload of old fence rails – they have nails to watch for and are tricky to chain saw when the pieces get small – but it was a nice gesture so I accepted it gladly.
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I’m maybe half done sawing up the pile, it does make fine firewood!

firewood

Then my crafty self started talking to me – old fence rails, gray and mossy!  What fun!

I’ve wanted a gate at each end of my pergola for a while – no reason, just for fun, something to maybe decorate, the same reason I put up the pergola 🙂  So I checked out Pinterest and watched around town and started in on my idea.  I cut my pieces to hopefully fit the opening, at hopefully the right height.
Process

It came out perfectly, if I do say so myself.  I’ve got the pieces for a second one all cut up and ready to go.

Gate

There was also a long, old gate. I just couldn’t work it into my yard anywhere and didn’t need a headboard  🙂  Ah!  My friend in Missoula wanted it, so, along with some of the rails, she made a matching gate for a pair across her driveway!   Now someone’s old fence has new life in new places!  Love that!

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9 thoughts on “Good Recycling

  1. Wow, very cool. I am drooling over that much firewood when I am paying from $5-10 for a bundle that I can hold under one arm. I haven’t had any fires lately because it’s been warm and I’m saving the wood for cold weather.

  2. I’m not sure which is more impressive …. the clever gate or all that CHOPPING?!?
    Did everyone see the cute bear & trees in the cement? Love that.

  3. Wonderful wood pile and beautiful gate! So much work! Took me awhile to find the bear and trees. Worth the search. They’re great!😊

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