How to make a christmas tree from pallet wood

As I’m writing this post, it’s the holiday season. And since I live in the Caribbean, I don’t get to have real Christmas trees in my lawn, so what other options do I have than to make them myself? I had some pallets laying around in my back yard, so it was time to do something creative with these old pallets. This project is REALLY SIMPLE, given that you have a pallet like mine. Here is the step by step guide: Step 1: Choose your pallet. Choose wisely and save…

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Restoring a Garden Bench

Once there was a garden bench all new and beautiful. The sides were made from cast iron and were all curly and nice. The seat and back rest were made from wood. Solid and strong. Unfortunately there are no pictures to prove this. Fast forward to today. The garden bench’s seat and back are disintegrated and taken off. Nobody can tell where they are now. Suffice it to say, they were beyond repair. The cast iron sides are still around though, with pictures to prove it 🙂 The paint is not…

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Orchid Green House 2

painting the green house

So, what happens when your sister in law has an orchid passion as well? (referring to my other blog post about orchid green houses) Your wife will ask you to build a green house for your sister in law. And what do we do? We build the green house, of course! And we like it that way! The requirements were slightly different this time. The idea was to keep the green house more open, as opposed to have it fully covered in netting. The featured image is actually a screen…

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Orchid Green House 1

what happens when an orchid hobby grows too big to keep it inside? 👩: “Honey, can you make me a green house for my orchids?” And what do we do? Of course we build it! Because that’s what we do and that’s what we like to do. At the time of building this green house, I didn’t have any knowledge about how to build such a thing, nor did I have any special tools. So, I just made up things on the go and actually it turned out quite sturdy.…

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Picket Fence from Pallet Wood

Who hasn’t yet made a pallet wood picket fence? Or thought of it? I guess everybody. And so did I. I’m still building an orchid green house for my sister in law, so the picket fence project will have to wait a bit. Also I’m waiting for a friend to deliver some 10 pallets so I can get started. Until I have that I’ll only build on the green house. The idea will be very simple and I actually got my inspiration at my son’s day care. I took a…

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